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January 6, 2020, 3:05 PM

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Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets and saying closing delays were temporary  —  SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets worth hundreds …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Chromebook with a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display that rotates 360-degrees, 10th-gen i5 CPU, and S-Pen, available in Q1 starting at $999  —  At $999, it's expensive for a Chromebook, anyway  —  The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is one of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware I've touched in a very long time.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a $2,499 PC running Windows 10 Pro that has a folding 13.3-inch 4:3 OLED screen, shipping mid-2020  —  The future of PCs unfolds  —  Last year, Lenovo showed off what it described as the “world's first foldable PC” — a prototype OLED tablet that could fold up like a book or a tiny laptop.
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Lenovo unveils ThinkBook Plus, a 13.3-inch laptop with a 10.8-inch, touch-sensitive E-Ink display on the lid and built-in Alexa, available in March for $1,199  —  It works even when the laptop's closed.  —  Lenovo's latest take on the small business laptop has an interesting surprise: a 10.8-inch E ink display on the lid.
More: PCWorld and Mashable
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands Fire TV Edition to soundbars, car infotainment systems, set-top boxes, and more, and says Fire TV platform now has over 40M MAUs  —  It was only a few months ago that Amazon took the wraps off over 20 new Fire TV devices to fill out its growing portfolio, including a refreshed Fire TV Cube …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube officially rolls out changes to children's content on its main site following FTC settlement and also begins running promotions for YouTube Kids  —  ‘These changes will have significant impact’  —  YouTube executives have warned creators over the last few months that changes …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Ring adds a privacy dashboard to its app to let owners manage third-party services and whether local police can make requests to access video from their cameras  —  One place to manage security and privacy features  —  Ring has announced that it is adding a new privacy dashboard …
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
As AB5 takes effect, Uber added features in California like allowing drivers to be favorited, in its apparent attempt to claim that drivers are independent  —  The ride-hailing giant launched a new version of its app for its California drivers, its latest attempt to push back on a new law aimed …
Meir Orbach / CTech:
Sources: Insight Venture Partners has agreed to buy Israeli IoT security company Armis for between $800M and $1.2B  —  Earlier on Monday, Calcalist reported that Armis had been negotiating its acquisition by a leading U.S. investment firm according to a company valuation of between $800 million and $1.2 billion, citing two sources
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