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January 18, 2017, 12:10 AM

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Federal Trade Commission:
FTC sues Qualcomm over anticompetitive tactics in monopolizing baseband processor market, says firm elevated patent royalties for vendors using competing chips  —  Company's sales and licensing practices hamper Qualcomm's competitors and threaten innovation in mobile communications, according to FTC
New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus-ZeniMax trial, says “Oculus products are built on Oculus technology” and that he'd never heard of ZeniMax  —  DALLAS — Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has said virtual reality could be the next big thing in technology.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise buys datacenter infrastructure startup SimpliVity for $650M  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split off from HP in 2015, today announced its latest acquisition, SimpliVity, a company that sells data center hardware that unites computing power and storage, which traditionally have been sold separately.
Tony Romm / Politico:
Sources: Trump considering Utah attorney general Sean Reyes, who urged FTC to re-open antitrust probe of Google last year, for FTC chairman  —  President-elect Donald Trump is considering tapping Sean Reyes, the attorney general of Utah, as the next chairman of the FTC, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Chelsea Manning to be freed on May 17 rather than in 2045 after Obama commutes bulk of 35-year sentence  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak …
BBC:
Apple to raise prices of apps and in-app purchases by ~25% in 3 regions, making the lowest app prices 99p in UK, 80 rupees in India, and 3.49 lira in Turkey  —  UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google app for Android updated with offline search, will queue offline searches and run them when a connection becomes available  —  One area of focus that Google has been particularly working on for its apps and services has been better offline functionality.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft acquires 3D data-optimization vendor Simplygon to help realize its “3D for Everyone” strategy  —  Microsoft's latest acquisition, 3D data-optimization vendor Simplygon, is part of Redmond's strategy to make 3D part of future users' experiences.

Sponsor Posts

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.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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