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January 8, 2017, 5:00 AM

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New York Times:
Russian regulator told Apple and Google to remove LinkedIn app from App Store and Google Play; app is no longer available for download in Russia  —  WASHINGTON — Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones.
Sonny Dickson:
Video shows early iPhone prototype with an iPod-like interface and a software click wheel  —  While it has always been known that Apple considered a variety of ideas when they were deciding to enter the mobile phone market (with ex employees discussing it behind closed doors …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
10K+ poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted by attackers demanding hefty ransoms  —  Poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted and held for ransom.  —  More than 10,000 website databases have been taken hostage in recent days by attackers who are demanding hefty ransoms for the data …
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 …
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Leaked screenshots show Project Neon, an upcoming incremental upgrade to Windows 10's design that will focus heavily on animations  —  Late last year we reported on Project NEON - the upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10.  Recently we managed a closer look at Microsoft's internal plans …
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 …
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 …
Ars Technica:
The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2017  —  Highlights of the best devices we saw in Las Vegas this year.  —  LAS VEGAS—The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tries to get consumers (and the media) excited for the new year with a treasure trove of new devices.

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