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January 6, 2017, 6:55 AM

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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 …
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; the display is compatible with PCs, ships in April with price TBD  —  The most exciting part of Microsoft's Surface Studio — an all-in-one PC announced back in October — was its ability to fold down from a traditional …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Dell debuts 32-inch 8K 7680x4320 monitor, giving 280ppi, on sale March 23 for $4,999  —  The 32-inch Dell UP3218K has more than 33 megapixels and a billion colors  —  If CES is a preview of the future, then give me more of this particular flavor.  Dell today announces a new 32-inch …
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung forecasts Q4 profits of $7.8B, up 50% YoY, beating analyst expectations  —  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, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Misfit unveils touchscreen smartwatch Vapor, 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 …
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.
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.
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
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia debuts $200 4K Shield TV with built in Google Assistant, and Nvidia Spot, a mic device to offer always-on listening, coming later this year for $50  —  Nvidia has a new Shield streaming device that has 4K streaming capability, with built-in streaming support for 4K content via Netflix and other services.
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