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Exclusive: Patent reformers are launching a 'super-coalition' to whack patent trolls. "On Thursday, advocates for congressional action will debut a massive lobbying coalition drawing together some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, such as Google, Facebook and Adobe — but also relative newcomers to the patent debate, including Macy's, JCPenney and the National Association of Realtors," the Post reports.

Google is making its self-driving cars in Detroit. "Google is engineering and building driverless cars in Livonia in partnership with metro Detroit suppliers in a marriage of California tech and Motown know-how," according to the Detroit Free Press.

Marriott abandons quest to block personal WiFi hot spots. Inc. reports: "After an unsuccessful legal and PR battle, the hotel chain says it will not seek to be allowed to block personal hot spots in its conference and convention areas."

David Cameron seeks cooperation of U.S. president over encryption crackdown. "As he becomes the first European leader to meet the president after the multiple shootings in Paris last week, the prime minister will seek to win Obama’s support for his plans to secure a new legal framework to deny terrorists a 'safe space,'" the Guardian reports.

Samsung talks to BlackBerry about $7.5 billion buyout. Reuters reports: "Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters."