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January 6, 2017, 3:55 PM

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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Facebook hires Campbell Brown, ex-NBC News reporter and CNN prime-time host, to lead News Partnerships team, says she won't be involved in content decisions  —  Facebook is turning to a former television news journalist to help smooth over its strained ties to the news media …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel's 94.5x55x5mm Compute Card with laptop level CPU can be inserted into all-in-one PCs, smart TVs, other devices; more details will be announced in June  —  Compute Card is intended as a more versatile replacement for the Compute Stick.  —  Intel mostly missed the boat on smartphones …
Austen Hufford / Wall Street Journal:
Apple missed internal revenue and profit goals in 2016, company's SEC filing says, the first miss since Tim Cook became CEO  —  Executives miss out on part of cash incentives as annual sales, operating profit fall short of goals  —  Apple Inc. said Chief Executive Tim Cook …
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
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 …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Renault-Nissan is the first customer for Microsoft's Azure-based, rebranded Connected Vehicle Platform  —  Company shifts away from Windows in favor of flexible approach that lets automakers pick the tech they need  —  Microsoft Corp. is rebooting its push to sell software for cars …
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 …
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 …

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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