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January 6, 2017, 12:10 PM

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Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung forecasts Q4 profits of $7.8B, up 50% YoY to its highest level in more than three years  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years …
TechCrunch:
Sources: DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company  —  Jan 5, 2017, 10:19 amJan 5, 2017, 11:04 am  —  Last year DJI took a minority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company.  The companies also announced a partnership to work together …
Michael Cooney / Network World:
FTC sues D-Link over lax security in its routers and IP cameras, says D-Link used hard-coded logins, left private software sign-in key code online for 6 months  —  FTC: D-Link failed to take reasonable steps to secure its routers and Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, potentially compromising sensitive consumer information
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Techdirt founder Mike Masnick faces $15M libel suit over articles that cast doubt on Shiva Ayyadurai's claim to have invented e-mail  —  This is the latest case from attorney Charles Harder, who previously represented Hulk Hogan against Gawker.  —  Techdirt founder Mike Masnick will be going toe …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Dell unveils Canvas, a 27-inch 2560x1440 sloped monitor to rival Microsoft's Studio, and Totem, an included peripheral that works with Surface Dial integrations  —  The most exciting part of Microsoft's Surface Studio — an all-in-one PC announced back in October — was its ability to fold …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Misfit unveils Vapor, a touchscreen smartwatch with 1.4-inch full AMOLED display, GPS, and optical heart-rate sensors, expected to ship in late 2017 for $199  —  Some people want to fill the world with smartwatches  —  Misfit, a maker of low-power, jewelry-like wearables that was acquired …
Nancy Watzman / Internet Archive Blogs:
Internet Archive launches Trump Archive, a searchable repository of Donald Trump TV appearances, with 520+ hours of video from 2009 until now  —  The Trump Archive launches today with 700+ televised speeches, interviews, debates, and other news broadcasts related to President-elect Donald Trump …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google updates Calendar to integrate with Google Fit and Apple Health to help users reach fitness goals  —  With Goals, Google launched a new Google Calendar feature last year that allowed you to easily schedule and track certain goals you set for yourself.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How the digital legacy of the Obama White House will live on via tech projects such as a Twitter bot, a Giphy page, and Internet Archive sharing  —  President Obama was the first US President to use Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Live and YouTube to engage the public.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloud storage startup Bitcasa posts “goodbye” message on its site, implying it may have been acquired  —  CES seems to be making some bloggers a little trigger happy with posting.  Just a little while ago VentureBeat published a story claiming that Intel had acquired Bitcasa …

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