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January 4, 2017, 1:45 PM

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Heather Caygle / Politico:
GOP approves new fines of up to $2.5K for Congress members who livestream or take photos from House floor; Dem. John Larson blasts the move as unconstitutional  —  Republicans barreled ahead with a plan to fine members who use their phones to broadcast future floor protests …
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Apple confirms it will invest $1B in SoftBank's $100B tech fund  —  Apple says fund will support ‘strategically important technologies’  —  Apple Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it plans to invest $1 billion in SoftBank Group Corp.'s new technology fund to help finance technologies it could use in the future.
Chuq Von Rospach:
Apple's sloppiness became evident in 2016 with missed ship dates, lack of significant updates, and long delays on refreshes; company needs to realign in 2017  —  This has been the winter of our discontent.  2016 was the year the tone changed.  There's always been a lot of criticism and griping …
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Garmin announces three new Fenix 5 smartwatches, new inReach satellite communications devices, and adds Uber, other apps to its Connect IQ Store  —  LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Garmin announced several new products in features as the Consumer Electronics Show prepared to open here this week.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
AT&T will conduct 5G technology trials by streaming DirecTV Now service over fixed wireless to some customers in Austin, Texas later this year  —  In a simultaneous test of wireless broadband and net neutrality, AT&T will test its upcoming 5G tech with DirecTV Now video streaming.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg plans to meet and listen to people in all 50 states in 2017, in effort to “find a way to change the game” for those sidelined by tech, globalization  —  After a year of criticism and allegations around fake news, censorship, and bias, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Symantec debuts Norton Core router that promises real-time security for up to 20 devices, available June for $280 plus $99/year for Security Plus subscription  —  You'll know Norton as one of the most popular names in security software, but now it's a piece of hardware too …
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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