News of Note—Facebook’s data-sharing deals, FirstNet’s progress and more

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FirstNet says it's proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Facebook admitted it struck data partnerships with Chinese electronics firms, including Huawei. Fortune article

> Public-safety adoption of FirstNet is proceeding well during the first months of the first-responder network being available, according to FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson. Urgent Communications article

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> Motorola unveiled its Moto Z3 Play, giving its battery-friendly smartphone line much of what it needs to stay current in 2018. The Verge article

> Amazon has officially launched its new fashion-focused Echo speaker to all consumers in the U.S. Venture Beat article

> LG's latest phone has a stylus, no notch, and a mission to undercut Samsung. Mashable story

> Cricket Wireless kicked off sales of the Moto E5 Cruise, a rebadged version of the Moto E5 Play. PhoneScoop story

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