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January 24, 2017, 6:40 PM

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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple releases iOS 10.3 beta, adds AirPods to Find my iPhone app; AirPods must be within Bluetooth range of another iOS device signed into iCloud to be located  —  And the MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 developer beta brings Night Shift to Macs to change the displays to a warmer color.  —  Sarah
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Image leaks of LG's G6 smartphone with rounded display corners, slated to be launched February 26th; source says the phone will have a headphone jack  —  Mobile World Congress will be missing its usual Samsung flagship star in Barcelona next month, but there's another Korean company ready to fill the void.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft counters Chromebooks in schools with new “Intune for Education” device and app management service, and low-cost PCs starting at $189  —  Google has made major inroads in U.S. schools in recent years, and not just with its search engine.
Gummi Hafsteinsson / Google:
Google adds support to Home for Belkin's WeMo and Honeywell devices, says Assistant on Pixel will soon be able to control smart devices  —  Connecting your Google Assistant on Google Home to other devices around your house can simplify your day and help you get more done.
Ben Sin / Forbes:
Sources: Samsung is hoarding Qualcomm's supply of Snapdragon 835 for Galaxy S8, forcing rivals like LG and HTC to use older Snapdragon 821 processor  —  A couple days ago I wrote a piece about the HTC U Ultra, wondering why HTC would release a Snapdragon 821 phone in 2017 when the rumor …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Appeals court upholds verdict barring the US Department of Justice from forcing Microsoft into handing over data on servers outside US  —  An equally divided federal appeals court refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the U.S. government from forcing Microsoft Corp …
Susan Salisbury / Palm Beach Post:
FTC says that Breathometer marketing was deceptive with claims that lacked scientific evidence and orders company to offer full refunds  —  Consumers spent more than $5 million on Breathometer devices they were told would accurately measure their blood alcohol content, but the marketing was deceptive …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Sources: Airbnb in talks to acquire social payments startup Tilt for $50M+  —  We'd been hearing murmurs for a while that Tilt was up for grabs and was talking to a few folks in recent weeks, and in early January we caught wind that the company may be acquired by Airbnb.  It looks like the chatter was right.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang is joining Cowboy Ventures as a partner  —  Wang has already been involved with some of tech's most promising startups.  —  Ted Wang, a high-profile Silicon Valley lawyer to some of tech's most prominent companies, is leaving his legal briefs behind …
Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
Samsung reports revenue of $45.8B in Q4 with profits growing 50% YoY to $7.93B, the highest in three years; profit from chips business grew 77% YoY to $4.25B  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Tuesday said it expects profit growth in 2017 despite challenges arising from political uncertainty …

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