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January 10, 2018, 11:40 AM

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Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it will launch its flagship Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress in February and plans to launch its foldable phone sometime next year  —  Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, the company's mobile boss said, denying rumors of a CES 2018 unveiling.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Verizon faces political pressure to cancel launch of Huawei Mate 10 amid allegations of Huawei being a security threat, news that AT&T ended Huawei deal  —  Speaking to a source familiar with the company's plans, Verizon is facing political pressure to cancel the launch a Huawei smartphone later this year.
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
Huawei Mate 10 Pro launching as an unlocked phone in US for $799 on 2/18, pre-orders start 2/4; Huawei committing to two years of Android security updates  —  Huawei is in the top three for worldwide smartphone market share and is finally kicking off an intense effort to make Huawei a name US consumers will recognize.
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Huawei's push into the US telecom market as it sells equipment to a range of carriers, despite new Washington warnings of it being a spy threat  —  Chinese telecom giant has gobbled up huge global market share; now Washington is warning anew about alleged spy threat as U.S. telecoms embark on $275 billion 5G network build-out
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple to relocate Chinese customer iCloud data and operations from US to mainland China starting February 28 to comply with local laws  —  Apple has today announced a date for when it will hand over operations of iCloud data services for residents of mainland China to CGBD.
Paula Parisi / Variety:
Jimmy Iovine casts doubt on earlier report that he planned to leave in August: “I am committed to doing whatever Eddy (Cue), Tim (Cook) and Apple need me to do”  —  Music mogul Jimmy Iovine shot down rumors that he plans to exit Apple in August telling Variety that he's committed …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
As Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in history, now worth over $105B, questions loom large on his potential philanthropic intentions  —  It's been seven months since Bezos tweeted a request for philanthropic ideas.  —  After the New York Times questioned Jeff Bezos about his level …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
UK forces Apple to pay an extra £136M tax bill after “an extensive audit” of Apple Europe, one of its UK subsidiaries  —  Apple's tax struggles in Europe have been well documented in the past, and now an extensive audit has forced the company to pay an additional tax bill.
Jeremy Herron / Bloomberg:
Kodak's stock spiked as much as 300% on its announcement to launch KODAKCoin, “a photocentric cryptocurrency” for better image rights management  —  Kodak's latest moment has it joining the cryptocurrency frenzy.  —  Shares in Eastman Kodak Co. jumped as much as 77 percent …
SourceForge Community Blog:
SourceForge rolls out redesigned UX and logo, an easier directory with project categorization as filters, and a GitHub importer tool with syncing capabilities  —  Today we're starting to roll out a whole new look for SourceForge.  —  As a quick refresher, SourceForge was acquired in 2016 …
AngelList Blog:
AngelList and Accomplice announce Spearhead, a $35M fund for new angel investors, offering up to $1M in investing capital to founders who back other founders  —  Today, in partnership with Accomplice, we're announcing Spearhead, a program that funds and mentors founders with up to $1M of investing capital to back other founders.

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