News of Note—Verizon’s Huawei phones, Apple’s iPhone X cuts, Dell’s VMware transaction and more

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Verizon joins AT&T in reportedly being pressured not to sell phones from Chinese vendors Huawei. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re chasing today:

> Matrixx Software said it scored $40 million in a Series C round of venture funding. SDXCentral article

> Apple has reduced the number of iPhone X units it plans to make in response to weak demand for the $1,000 device. Wall Street Journal article

> Apple is reportedly delaying plans to refresh its iOS home screen design in favor of bug fixes to the platform. Axios article

> Google completed its acquisition of some of HTC’s hardware employees. PhoneScoop article

> Verizon joins AT&T in reportedly being pressured not to sell phones from Chinese vendors Huawei. Bloomberg article

> BrowserStack, which sells mobile and browser testing services, raised $50 million in a Series A round of venture funding. TechCrunch article

> T-Mobile's MetroPCS is selling a 10 GB data plan for $35 per month, but it only works with the Alcatel Linkzone device. Prepaid Phone News article

> Dell Technologies is reportedly considering a reverse merger with VMware that would make it a public company. CNBC article

> Immersion said it inked an agreement with Apple concerning touch feedback patents. PhoneScoop article

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