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January 10, 2018, 6:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune sends Apple letter asking about iPhone performance throttling as Paris prosecutor's office confirms investigation  —  Sen. John Thune writes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook; Paris prosecutor's office opens investigation
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.
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook tests local news feature called Today In across six US cities, combining human curation and AI to surface news, events, and announcements in its app  —  Facebook is vetting local publishers that appear in this section.  —  Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find local news from vetted sources.
Reuters:
Nvidia CEO says its GPUs “immune” to flaws from Spectre threat, but Nvidia is updating software drivers because they interact with potentially vulnerable CPUs  —  Nvidia Corp said some of its chipsets have been affected by Spectre, a memory corruption flaw that allows hackers …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts dispute WhatsApp's “end-to-end encryption” claim, saying confidentiality of group chat could be broken if servers were compromised  —  When WhatsApp added end-to-end encryption to every conversation for its billion users two years ago, the mobile messaging giant significantly raised …
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.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Self-driving car startup Voyage says it will launch a taxi fleet in Florida's The Villages, a 125K-person retirement community, after $20M Series A in 2017  —  Largest retirement community in the US gets robot taxis courtesy of startup Voyage  —  With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Amazon Fire tablets in the US, following iOS launch in early December  —  Messenger Kids, Facebook's new app designed to allow those under the age of 13 to more safely communicate thanks to parental controls, is today launching on Fire tablets.
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
Sources: EU set to approve Qualcomm's $47B acquisition of NXP next week, after the companies address regulator's concerns about competition  —  Brussels is set to approve Qualcomm's $47bn takeover of NXP next week, greenlighting the chip industry's largest deal and strengthening …
David Pierce / Wired:
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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