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January 25, 2017, 9:50 AM

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google I/O 2017 to be held May 17-19 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California  —  In a somewhat non-traditional manner, Google has today made official the dates and location for Google I/O 2017.  This year's developer conference will take place, once again …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Cisco acquires AppDynamics, which filed to go public last month and was most recently valued at $1.9B, for $3.7B  —  Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion.  —  And now, it would seem …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 5 with iOS support, the final developer preview before a February launch  —  Google has delayed the launch of Android Wear 2.0 once, but it looks like the operating system may actually be on track for its early February release.
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.
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
HP recalls 101K laptop batteries for fire hazard in US, Canada, and Mexico, in brands including HP, Compaq, ProBook, Envy, Compaq Presario, and Pavilion  —  The move expands a recall first announced last year  —  HP is expanding its recall of laptop batteries with overheating issues that can cause computer damage and even fire.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Apple limits how often devs can prompt customers for reviews to 3 times/year in iOS 10.3, says it will include an option for users to turn off all such requests  —  With the next version of iOS, users will also be able to rate programs without having to go to the App Store.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG posts $224 million loss as ‘weak’ selling G5 smartphone drags it down once again  —  Samsung just recorded its best quarter of business for three years, but the same can't be said of fellow Korean electronics firm LG.  LG just carded a KRW 258.80 billion ($223.98 million) net loss for Q4 2016 …
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.
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
How Silicon Valley figures like Steve Huffman, Tim Chang, and Justin Kan are preparing for disasters, whether natural or man-made  —  Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
D-Wave Systems launches 2000Q, a quantum computer with 2000 qubits, priced at $15M and double the size of its existing quantum computer  —  D-Wave's 2000Q quantum computer will ship to select customers but could ultimately be available to others via the cloud

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