Comcast says it will let US Xfinity customers control certain connected home products using its apps and hardware starting in the first half of 2018 (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

January 10, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Comcast says it will let US Xfinity customers control certain connected home products using its apps and hardware starting in the first half of 2018  —  The connected home has been a big theme at CES, and today Comcast is turning on a new service that underscores its intention to be central player in it. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Analysis shows 30 class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple in the US over deliberate slowdown of older iPhones, up from 15 in late December (Ben Lovejoy/9to5Mac)

January 10, 2018

Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac: Analysis shows 30 class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple in the US over deliberate slowdown of older iPhones, up from 15 in late December  —  The total number of class action lawsuits against Apple for deliberately slowing older iPhones has now doubled to 30, from the 15 we reported just a couple of weeks ago. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Meltdown and Spectre Patches Bricking Ubuntu 16.04 Computers

An anonymous reader writes: Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 users who updated to receive the Meltdown and Spectre patches are reporting they are unable to boot their systems and have been forced to roll back to an earlier Linux kernel image. The issues were reported by a large number of users on the Ubuntu forums and Ubuntu’s Launchpad bug tracker. Only Ubuntu users running the Xenial 16.04 series appear to be affected….

January 10, 2018
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US spot truck rates soar on 2018’s frigid start

Businesses will be watching spot rates closely in the next few weeks to see if demand and capacity move back toward an equilibrium. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The weather was frightful the first week of 2018, and for shippers looking to move freight by truck on the US spot market, rates were… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 10, 2018
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Canada-based Igloo Software, which makes a platform that integrates enterprise software, raises $47M Series C led by Frontier Capital (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

January 10, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Canada-based Igloo Software, which makes a platform that integrates enterprise software, raises $47M Series C led by Frontier Capital  —  The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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