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February 6, 2018, 8:55 AM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: quarterly tablet shipments down 7.9% YoY, the 13th straight quarter of decline; Amazon sells ~7.7M tablets in Q4, overtaking Samsung for second place  —  The tablet market has now declined year-over-year for 13 quarters straight.  Q4 2017 saw a 7.9 percent year-over-year decline …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey governor signs executive order requiring ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell internet services to state agencies, in effect on July 1  —  ISPs can't block or throttle traffic if they sell broadband to state agencies.  —  New Jersey is enforcing net neutrality …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Waymo v. Uber begins with opening slides; Waymo claims Levandowski stole trade secrets, Uber says Alphabet upset over Otto acquisition, Levandowski hire  —  The trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Alphabet's self-driving arm Waymo began today.  —  Uber and Waymo are finally having their day in court.
Timi Cantisano / Neowin:
Chinese smartwatch Amazfit Bip, which has a 1.28" touchscreen, heart rate monitor, GPS, iOS/Android support, 30+ days of charge, is now available in US for $99  —  You probably have never heard of Amazfit, but the company has been producing fitness wearables for a few years now.

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