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January 14, 2015, 7:10 PM

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BlackBerry Press Room:
BlackBerry denies it has engaged in buyout discussions with Samsung  —  BlackBerry Responds to Media Report  —  Waterloo, ON - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) ("BlackBerry") is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook launching “Facebook at Work” employee collaboration tool with a handful of test companies  —  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 …
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.
Reuters:
Google has begun discussions with top automakers including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Daimler, and Volkswagen, to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020  —  Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car  —  (Reuters) - Internet company Google Inc has begun discussions …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google's modular Project Ara smartphone to pilot in Puerto Rico later this year with between 20 and 30 Ara modules available by launch  —  Google's modular Project Ara smartphone will begin pilot testing in Puerto Rico later this year  —  Google is holding its second Project Ara developer's conference today …
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.
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Squeezes Windows Phone To $81 With Entry Level Lumia 435, $93 With Lumia 532  —  Microsoft has announced two new Lumia smartphones running its Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS, both focused on beefing up the portfolio at the lower end and expanding the platform's appeal in emerging markets to try to compete with budget Androids.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Google Voice founder and former Google Ventures general partner Wesley Chan joins Felicis Ventures as managing director  —  Former Google Ventures General Partner Wesley Chan Joins Felicis Ventures As Managing Director  —  One of the earliest members of both Google and Google Ventures has found a new home.

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