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January 14, 2015, 11:05 AM

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Barak Turovsky / The Official Google Blog:
Google Translate mobile app auto-detects language in spoken conversations, adds instant translate in camera view  —  Hallo, hola, olá to the new, more powerful Google Translate app  —  Often the hardest part of traveling is navigating the local language.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks  —  About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, “FB@Work.”  Now that product is officially coming to light …
Reuters:
Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) sued Ericsson (ERICb.ST) alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Leaked Apple Watch iPhone “Companion” app reveals activity reminders, monograms on clock faces, watch passcode, and ability to unlock watch from phone  —  Apple Watch iPhone ‘Companion’ app revealed w/ new Watch features, monograms  —  Yesterday, we reported …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple, Google reach new deal to end U.S. lawsuit over poaching  —  (Reuters) - Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Obama calls for an end to 19 state laws that restrict the rights of cities and towns to build their own broadband networks  —  Obama calls for end to 19 state laws that harm community broadband  —  President Obama today called for an end to state laws that restrict the rights of cities and towns to build their own broadband networks.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
LinkedIn has plans for an app to connect co-workers and for another product to help companies share content with employees  —  Upcoming LinkedIn Products Connect Co-Workers  —  LinkedIn, long the place to hunt for a new job, plans to make it easier to connect with the colleagues you already have.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Samsung Launches Its First Tizen-Powered Phone, The Z1, In India For $92  —  After plenty of speculation and aborted launches last year, Samsung has finally outed its first phone powered by the Tizen operating system.  The Samsung Z1 is coming to India initially, where it is available to buy for 5,700 INR …
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Gitrob Combs Github Repositories for Secret Company Data  —  Free online code repositories such as GitHub provide a valuable collaboration service for enterprise developers.  But it's also a trove of potentially sensitive company and project information that's likely to warrant attention from hackers.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Revamped “New Nintendo 3DS XL” to launch in US on February 13  —  Sources inside Gamestop have confirmed to Ars Technica that the revamped “new Nintendo 3DS” hardware will be available in US stores on February 13 and that the retailer will begin taking pre-orders for the unit tomorrow.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Google Play's App Store And Developer Community Grew Faster Than Apple's In 2014  —  According to a new report out this morning from appFigures, the Google Play mobile application market surpassed Apple for the number of new apps for the first time in 2014, and its developer community growth …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
IBM announces high-end z13 mainframe, able to handle 30,000 transactions per second, encrypt and analyze data in real time  —  IBM Debuts New Mainframe in a $1 Billion Bet on Mobile  —  IBM is introducing a new mainframe in a bet that clients will need its souped-up speed and security …

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