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January 17, 2017, 2:15 PM

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BBC:
Apple to raise prices of apps and in-app purchases by ~25% in 3 regions, making the lowest app prices now 99p in UK, 80 rupees in India, and 3.49 lira in Turkey  —  UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.
Bloomberg:
Baidu hires AI specialist and former Microsoft EVP Qi Lu as group president and chief operating officer to oversee and develop AI technologies  —  AI specialist Qi Lu becomes Baidu's COO and president  —  Lu will oversee Baidu's efforts to develop AI technologies
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Airbus CEO Tom Enders says company hopes to fly prototype of single-person, self-piloting flying car by the end of 2017  —  Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Raspberry Pi upgrades its $30 Compute Module for embedded computing with 10x the CPU performance at 1.2GHz and twice the RAM at 1GB  —  Compute Module for embedded computing gets first big upgrade since 2014.  —  The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is getting a big upgrade …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: publishers doubt Facebook will renew paid livestreaming deals, as it has been pushing them to focus on creating longer content  —  Publishers don't expect Facebook to renew the deals it was pushing last spring; now Facebook wants something else.  —  Facebook spent more than $50 million …
Worldpay:
U.S. eCommerce during 2016 & predictions for 2017  —  Read the interview here in our blog with Worldpay's North American General Manager - eCommerce, Casey Bullock.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie report: number of app downloads rose 15% in 2016, time spent in apps rose 25%, and revenue paid to developers rose 40%  —  The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads …

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Microsoft:
New Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform helps automakers transform cars  —  Set of services built on Microsoft Azure is designed to help create custom connected driving experiences.
Worldpay:
U.S. eCommerce during 2016 & predictions for 2017  —  Read the interview here in our blog with Worldpay's North American General Manager - eCommerce, Casey Bullock.
Zoho:
Announcing the launch of our new webinar series  —  We are excited to announce our next series of webinars that are designed to educate both current and new users of Zoho CRM on CRM basics, how-to's, and best practices.
eero:
What is mesh WiFi, exactly?  —  Learn the benefits of a true mesh WiFi network at home - and how eero's TrueMesh is different than others.
 

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