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January 8, 2016, 9:00 AM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola name to be slowly phased out, products to carry label “Moto by Lenovo” instead  —  Goodbye, Moto(rola).  Iconic brand to be phased out  —  Motorola, where wireless got its start, will see its name disappear from its products.  It'll soon be Moto by Lenovo.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it has acquired Emotient, an AI startup that reads emotions by analyzing facial expressions, and was recently seeking a new round of financing  —  Apple Buys Artificial-Intelligence Startup Emotient  —  Emotient technology is used to assess emotions by reading facial expressions
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Jide announces Remix OS 2.0, a fork of Android Lollipop that is designed to run on x86 PCs, alpha build will be available as a free download on January 12  —  The excellent Remix OS is bringing Android to every old x86 PC (and Mac) for free  —  When I first tested the Remix Mini at the end of last year, I was blown away.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Legal experts say net neutrality case against T-Mobile's Binge On is far from clear-cut  —  T-Mobile's Binge On: When throttling may not break the rules  —  CEO John Legere says throttling accusation is “semantics” and “bulls**t.”  —  T-Mobile USA will soon meet with the Federal Communications Commission …
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone with Project Tango's augmented reality  —  Lenovo and Google announced a partnership today to create a new smartphone that makes use of a 3D augmented reality technology known as Project Tango.  —  Johnny Lee, a member of the Tango team at Google …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Facebook, Microsoft, and Google say UK spying laws are ‘a step in the wrong direction’  —  America's biggest tech companies have united to criticize new digital surveillance laws proposed in the UK.  In evidence submitted to the committee assessing the legislation, Facebook, Google, Microsoft …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
German Publishers Still Upset That Google Sends Them Traffic Without Paying Them Too; File Lawsuit  —  from the your-honor,-how-dare-they-send-us- traffic dept  —  Oh boy.  Remember VG Media?  That's the consortium of German news publishers who were so damn angry that Google News sends …

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