Kate Cox / Consumerist:
Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fund, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States — The FCC's map of 25 Mbps broadband deployment as of January, 2015. Yellow areas are served; blue are unserved. — While those of us who live in or near the country's medium and large cities …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android — Google Rolling Out A Gorgeous New ‘Apps’ Results Layout For Mobile — In an apparent effort to boost app discoverability and engagement, it looks like Google is rolling out a beautiful new layout for “apps” search results on mobile.
Adnan F. / SamMobile:
Samsung offering $100 Google Play credit for those who buy a Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, or S6 edge after Test Drive promotion and $100 if they trade in iPhone — With new iPhones around the corner Samsung sweetens the deal for ‘Test Drive’ customers — You might have heard by now that Apple …
Edith Ramirez / Ars Technica:
FTC to hold PrivacyCon in Washington, DC, on January 14 to bring together privacy and security researchers with policymakers — Op-Ed: US tech policy needs real tech research behind it, FTC chairwoman says — FTC announces PrivacyCon forum to foster more informed policymaking.
Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M — We've heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing …