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January 4, 2017, 11:20 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg's 2017 challenge is to meet and listen to people in all 50 states  —  After a year of criticism and allegations around fake news, censorship, and bias, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is using his yearly challenge to educate himself on the needs and problems of his users around the United States.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Amazon partners with three Chinese manufacturers to launch Amazon Fire-powered 4K TVs, to be sold online and in select retail stores later this year  —  Amazon is now making its own TV — sort of, anyway: The e-commerce giant has teamed up with Seiki, Westinghouse and Element Electronics …
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Paul Hill / Neowin:
Telegram update lets users delete messages within 48 hours of sending them  —  If you got drunk over the holiday and sent out a few messages you wish you could have retracted, you wouldn't be alone.  Today, Telegram pushed out an update (3.16) that allows you to delete messages that you might …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ODG unveils R-8 and R-9 consumer AR/VR glasses for around $1K and $1.8K respectively; both use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and are built on Android  —  On the heels of raising $58 million in December, the wearables company Osterhout Design Group — known for making smart glasses and other gear …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intel takes 15% stake in HERE to develop autonomous positioning systems based on Intel tech; terms undisclosed but stake worth $390M at 2015 HERE sale valuation  —  Here, the mapping and location services company once owned by Nokia and sold for €2.5 billion to a car-maker consortium of Audi …
Shawn Knight / TechSpot:
Synaptics unveils new multi-factor authentication system that can combine fingerprint and facial recognition for smartphones, tablets, and laptops  —  Synaptics is looking to take the lead in mobile security in 2017.  After announcing an optical reader that can scan fingerprints through glass last month …

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