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February 10, 2017, 12:30 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI: all three 2017 iPhones will have wireless charging, and OLED model will need additional graphite sheathing to prevent the overheating of 3D Touch sensor  —  Apple is widely rumored to launch three new iPhones this year, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that all of them will feature wireless charging.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Samsung Chromebook Pro review: solid design, good performance and battery life, but Chrome OS and Android integration isn't perfect yet  —  Review: Chrome/Android integration is on the right track.  —  The market is about to be flooded with a new wave of Chromebooks, all focused on Android apps.
Facebook:
Facebook commits to Media Rating Council audits of ad metrics data company provides to third-party verification partners  —  As a partner to over 4 million advertisers across a wide range of organizations and objectives, we want to provide transparency, choice and accountability.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
WSJ: Xiaomi is working on its own smartphone processor, aims to release it within a month  —  The Wall Street Journal claims Xiaomi is getting into the chip design business.  —  According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is looking to join the ranks of Apple …
Bloomberg:
Xiaomi, the pioneer of online flash sales in China, plans to roll out a chain of 1K retail stores in China over the next three years under the Mi Home banner  —  Flash sales pioneer plans 1,000 new stores over three years  —  Co-founder Lei Jun says Xiaomi has to overhaul retail strategy
Alan F. / PhoneArena:
WhatsApp starts rolling out two-step verification for all iOS, Android, and Windows users  —  Messaging app WhatsApp announced today that it has started rolling out two-step verification for its iOS, Android and Windows users.  It is up to the user of each device to enable the app to use this new feature …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung Galaxy S8 to be unveiled late next month in New York, with a curved-screen, an AI assistant called Bixby, and in two sizes  —  The South Korean tech company is hoping that a streamlined design and a new virtual assistant for its next flagship smartphone will help consumers forget last year's massive recall.
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
CB Insights report: VCs invested $3.1B in a record 279 cybersecurity startups in 2016 after investing $3.7B in 272 startups in 2015  —  Trident Capital Cybersecurity raises $300 million to back more  —  Trump and other global leaders push for better cyber defenses
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
HackerOne raises $40M Series C led by led by Dragoneer Investment Group  —  HackerOne, a marketplace where companies can pay hackers to spot and fix security flaws in their software, has raised another $40 million in venture capital funding in a round led by Dragoneer Investment Group.
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Chrome for Android adds WebVR support for the Daydream headset  —  If you have a Daydream VR headset, you may want to update your Android phone's Chrome browser ASAP.  Chrome's stable version now supports WebVR, a JavaScript API necessary for experiences loaded on browsers to work on a VR device.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds weather reports to its app and website based on user location, using data from Weather.com  —  Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site.  The feature is accessible from News Feed or the mobile app's …

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