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January 9, 2018, 10:15 PM

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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
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.
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Facebook plans to unveil Portal, an Echo Show-like video chat device with a screen and camera, at F8 in May and ship it in second half of 2018 for $499  —  Facebook is about to jump into the consumer hardware business in a big way with a video chat device named “Portal,” …
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Leaked Snapchat DAU metrics from April to September 2017 show Snapchat is used mainly as a chat app, with Snap Maps' usage trailing off to ~19M since launch  —  Snapchat takes its secrecy seriously.  Very, very seriously.  —  Take the case of one former Snapchat employee.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft on Spectre updates' speed impact: “single-digit slowdowns” on new PCs, big effect on PCs with Haswell/older chips and servers with I/O-intensive work  —  It's bad news for older Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines  —  Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing …
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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Ford teams up with Lyft, Domino's, Postmates to pilot autonomous vehicles and will work with Qualcomm on “Transportation Mobility Cloud” initiative  —  Auto giant is teaming up with Lyft, Domino's, and now Postmates, to deploy autonomous vehicles
Jeremy Herron / Bloomberg:
Kodak's stock spiked as much as 119% 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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Dell unveils a XPS 15 2-in-1 with keyboard that uses magnets for key feedback, Intel-AMD chip, 1080p or 4K touchscreen display, shipping this spring for $1,300+  —  It's way more powerful than the 13-inch version  —  Dell is introducing a 15-inch version of its XPS 2-in-1, after debuting a 13-inch model last year.
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.
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Renault-Nissan says it will commit $200M annually over five years to a new venture fund for car tech, including battery, self-driving vehicle advances  —  Auto makers are rushing to access startups' advances, including driverless-vehicle tech  —  LAS VEGAS—The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance …
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