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Moto's new budget handsets: €250 G6 with dual cameras and USB-C, bigger €300 G6 Plus, €200 G6 Play with larger battery, €150 E5, €170 E5 Plus, and E5 Play

For smartphone fans who enjoy a good spoiler, we started the year off with a pretty substantial one …

Alibaba invests $717.2M in e-commerce platform Huitongda, which serves rural Chinese consumers, as Alibaba seeks to expand sales outside major cities

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding will invest RMB4.5 billion (US$717.2 million) in Huitongda Network Co. …

Sources: Netflix has considered buying movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles; it decided not to pursue LA-based Landmark Theatres due to high price

Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with movie theater owners …

Google's App Engine can no longer be used for domain-fronting, which let services use its network to avoid state-level internet blocks

App developers won't be able to use Google to get around internet censorship anymore.

Apple open sources FoundationDB core, three years after acquiring the database company

Apple owned-company FoundationDB today announced that the FoundationDB core has been open sourced with the goal of building an open community with all major development done in the open.

Pew: 58% in US prefer to protect the freedom to publish rather than letting government restrict false info; 56% favor tech firms restricting false information

But 56% support steps from technology companies, even if it means some limits on publishing and accessing information

MoviePass parent to sell 10.5M shares at $2.75, 28.2% below Wednesday's $3.83 closing price, as auditor has "substantial doubt" about MoviePass' future

Shares of Helios and Matheson Analytics, the majority owner of MoviePass, plummeted more than 40% in early trading Thursday …