News of Note—Samsung, others join MulteFire, iPhone 8 rumored to eschew home button and more


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> American Tower, InterDigital and Samsung were among the companies that recently joined the MulteFire Alliance. Release

> A new image on the internet indicates Apple’s next iPhone may not offer a button on the front of the gadget. Engadget article

> In a detailed article on the topic, the New York Times reported that Qualcomm and other tech companies are aiding China’s efforts to build up its tech industry, and that the Trump administration may launch a detailed investigation into the trend. NYT article

> Huawei and Imagine Communications said they will build a national wireless-to-the-x network in Ireland. Release

> The Car Connectivity Consortium said it released a paper detailing a “standardized method for linking data consumers with a vehicle’s data sources.” Release