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January 18, 2017, 12:50 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Report: Google bringing its Android One program for budget smartphones with timely software updates to the US; the first such device is expected before mid-year  —  Google's Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff …
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.
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm responds to FTC charge, says will contest complaint and that it has not withheld or threatened to withhold chip supply  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint today against Qualcomm in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.
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
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Internal Windows 10 Mobile build shows Microsoft is planning an e-book store for Windows 10 devices, likely to debut with Creators Update in April  —  Microsoft is working on a new a store for e-books in Windows 10.  The software giant actually started building in features related …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku revamps its mobile remote app, adding “What's On” content discovery, more  —  Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
France creates a four-year French Tech Visa for entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors, to attract foreign tech talent  —  Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups.
Josh McConnell / Financial Post:
YouTube rolls out group chat platform for its iOS and Android apps that allows discussion around videos as they play, arriving first in Canada  —  Canadians share more videos online than any other nation so it's fitting that YouTube is unveiling its latest social feature in this country.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
Security vendor OPAQ Networks launches security-as-a-service platform, raised $21M Series A  —  A new security vendor is officially starting up today, with the official launch of OPAQ Networks (pronounced opaque).  As part of the official launch, OPAQ Networks also announced …
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