Hashtag Trending – Samsung’s next phones will double as radios, Dropbox files IPO

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Samsung is turning its next phones into radios. Dropbox has quietly filed for an IPO. And today’s CES highlights include a bricklaying machine and a device that helps alleviate women’s period pain.

From Google Trends: Samsung has announced that it will collaborate with broadcasting app NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in future smartphone releases in Canada and the U.S. Most smartphones already contain FM receivers, but the majority are deactivated. Samsung is bucking the trend for the sake of public safety: now if an emergency shuts down the internet, Samsung’s customers will still be able to pick up emergency radio signals on their Galaxy 9.

Meanwhile on Facebook, Dropbox has quietly filed for an IPO. According to Bloomberg, which first broke the story, the cloud storage giant made the filing with support from American banks JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Bloomberg’s sources were anonymous, and all three companies declined to comment. According to those sources Dropbox, which is currently valued at $10 billion USD and generates more than $1 billion USD in sales per year, intends to make its listing public during the first half of this year.

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