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January 8, 2016, 11:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: iPhone 7 will do away with the standard 3.5mm headphone jack; premium Bluetooth Beats earbuds with charging carrying case could debut this fall  —  Apple developing revamped, cord-free Beats with charging case ahead of iPhone 7  —  With its resources from the 2014 acquisition …
Antony Leather / Forbes:
Amid reports the next iPhone won't have a headphone jack, 200K+ sign petition asking Apple to keep it  —  Could Apple Cripple iPhone 7 Sales By Removing The Headphone Jack?  —  We're still more than half a year away from the expected launch date of Apple's iPhone 7, but the rumour mill …
Wall Street Journal:
Top US government officials meeting with Silicon Valley CEOs to discuss whether tech firms can do more to thwart terrorists online  —  Top U.S. Officials to Meet With Tech CEOs on Terror Concerns  —  Discussion to focus on whether social-media firms can do more to thwart terrorists
Guardian:
Tech companies appear open to helping US government combat Islamic State after summit  —  Silicon Valley appears open to helping US spy agencies after terrorism summit  —  Obama administration acknowledges ‘complicated first amendment issues’ after top counter-terrorism officials traveled …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's cellular data app for Windows 10 suggests it may be developing its own SIM card  —  Microsoft is building its own SIM card for Windows  —  Microsoft is planning to make LTE access a little easier soon, thanks to its own SIM card.  The software giant is currently testing …
Klint Finley / Wired:
T-Mobile Confirms It Slows Connections to Video Sites  —  Though T-Mobile still wants to play games with words, the company has admitted it's slowing down streams as part of its unlimited video service.  —  T-Mobile customers who activate the company's controversial Binge On video service …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Peach is a new social networking app from Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann that gives you quick access to things to share with “Magic Words”  —  Peach.cool is Friday's hottest social network  —  It's been a while since the last fameball social network took the Twittersphere by storm …
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung sees mild recovery for Q4 with operating profit of $5.1B, up 15% YoY, says aim in 2016 is to “minimize the damage from tough business conditions”  —  Samsung Sees Mild Recovery for Fourth Quarter, but Warns of Tough 2016  —  In its search for new avenues of growth …
Tom's Hardware:
Dell offers $200 off the Oculus Rift when purchased with an Oculus Ready PC; bundles start at $1600  —  Alienware And Dell Announce Oculus Ready PC Bundles For $1,600  —  At CES 2016, Alienware and Dell announced Oculus Ready PC bundles that will start at $1,600.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Karma is cutting the speeds of its unlimited data plan  —  Two months ago, Karma launched Neverstop, its first take on a subscription data plan.  Since then, the company says that 90 percent of new customers have opted for Neverstop instead of Karma's traditional pay as you go options.

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