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January 10, 2019, 12:30 PM

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Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung plans to unveil a fully functional foldable screen phone and the 10th anniversary Galaxy S10 phone lineup on February 20  —  Tech giant to also unveil its 10th anniversary flagship phones at events in San Francisco and London  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. plans …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung announces Unpacked event on February 20 at 11AM PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, hinting at launch of Galaxy S10 series  —  ‘Fully functional’ foldable phone also expected to break cover  —  Samsung has announced the date of its next Unpacked event …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS launches Amazon DocumentDB, a new document database offering that is compatible with MongoDB version 3.6  —  The latest managed database to emerge from Amazon Web Services is based around MongoDB, setting up a new confrontation between the cloud giant and the company behind that open-source project.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Adviser to EU court backs Google, says search engines shouldn't be forced to apply “right to be forgotten” beyond the bloc's borders  —  Recommendation largely backs Google, which appealed a French order to apply the EU right to searches globally
Matthew Handrahan / GamesIndustry.biz:
UK-based Improbable says a recent change in Unity Engine's ToS on “streaming and cloud gaming restrictions” makes Improbable's cloud-based SpatialOS illegal  —  Update: Spilt Milk Studios has taken its upcoming title Lazarus offline until the dispute is solved, but Bossa's Worlds Adrift is “operating as normal”
Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu:
French-founded Talentsoft, which develops a cloud-based HR platform, raises $50M led by Francisco Partners and says it now has 2,000 customers  —  French-founded HR tech company Talentsoft has raised $50 million in a funding round led by Francisco Partners, with participation from Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
US-Indian online education startup Emeritus, which partners with universities to offer digital courses, raises $40M Series C led by Sequoia India  —  The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google announces a new search feature that lets logged-in users access past searches on specific topics, available now in the US  —  Google is now rolling out a new feature in search named “your related activity.”  This feature lets signed in Google users pick up on previous searches they've done related to the query they just added.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
NYU and Princeton study of 3,500 US adults: 11% of those over 65 have shared a hoax article on Facebook, while just 3% of those 18 to 29 have done so  —  And the finding holds true across party lines  —  Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook …

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