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January 10, 2018, 1:10 PM

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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.
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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 GCBD.
Wall Street Journal:
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune sends letter to Apple asking about iPhone battery throttling as Paris prosecutor's office confirms investigation  —  Sen. John Thune writes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook; Paris prosecutor's office opens investigation
Reuters:
Nvidia says GeForce, Tesla, Grid, NVS, and Quadro chipsets affected by Spectre, begins rolling out software patches  —  Nvidia Corp said some of its chipsets have been affected by Spectre, a memory corruption flaw that allows hackers to bypass operating systems and steal passwords of devices.
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 …
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.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
As Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in history, now worth over $105B, questions loom large on his 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 of philanthropic giving …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Comcast says it will let US Xfinity customers control certain connected home products using its apps and hardware starting in the first half of 2018  —  The connected home has been a big theme at CES, and today Comcast is turning on a new service that underscores its intention to be central player in it.
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