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February 1, 2020, 1:35 AM

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Ajit Pai says FCC has concluded “that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law” by selling user location data and will consider fines  —  More than a year after a Motherboard investigation revealed that wireless carriers were collecting and selling user location data …
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Founding president of the Internet Association, Michael Beckerman, to step down after eight years and join TikTok as VP of US public policy in March  —  The president of tech trade group the Internet Association is stepping down to run TikTok's Washington policy shop, the organizations said Friday.
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Utah-based Neighbor.com, a peer-to-peer self-storage marketplace, raises $10M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz  —  Neighbor.com, a Lehi, Utah-based peer-to-peer self-storage marketplace, has closed on a $10 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).  —  Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
California AG asks ICANN for information about .org TLD price caps removal; ICANN says it is cooperating, asks Public Interest Registry to delay .org TLD sale  —  Office that oversees California non-profits demands extensive documentation.  —  The California Attorney general …
Josh Nadeau / Fast Company:
A Russian law requiring all smartphone makers to pre-install Russian-made software, which goes into effect in July 2020, could force Apple to quit the country  —  In November 2019, Russian parliament passed what's become known as the “law against Apple.”  The legislation will require …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
The Bouqs, a US-based flower delivery startup, raises $30M from Japanese company Yamasa to expand in Japan, bringing its total raised to $74M  —  The Bouqs plans to take a slice of Japan's $6 billion flower market this year with a $30 million strategic growth round from Japanese enterprise business investor Yamasa.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says its updated Maps are rolling out across the US, with more detailed visuals and new features like Look Around, and coming to Europe later this year  —  Apple's updated and more detailed Maps experience has now rolled out across the U.S., the company announced this morning.

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