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Kara Swisher / Recode: Sources: Tim Cook, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg, plus CEOs of Cisco, IBM, Intel, and Oracle to attend Trump's tech summit in NY; Bezos may attend  —  The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York  —  Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg …

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Ben Sisario / New York Times: US Congress passes bill seeking to ban ticket-scalping bots by making it illegal to circumvent the security measures of ticketing websites  —  With public attention focused on the scourge of online ticket scalping, Congress has passed a bill outlawing bots, or computer programs that let users scoop …

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Kara Swisher / Recode: Google's former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company  —  The most high-profile autonomous vehicle engineer seems ready to return to the stage.  —  When Chris Urmson announced he was leaving Google X's self-driving car project, he wrote: “If I can find another project …

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Reuters: Delivery Hero buys Foodpanda in sought after food delivery market  —  Berlin-based online food takeaway service Delivery Hero, one of Europe's biggest start-ups, will acquire competitor Foodpanda, a sign of further consolidation to fend off new competition in Europe's sought after food-delivery business.

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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: Molotov, a free app that allows users to watch 70 free channels in France and bookmark shows in the cloud for alerts and later viewing, raises $23M  —  Paris-based startup Molotov has raised $23 million and launched a service that is poised to revolutionize the way we watch live TV, doing what Apple has tried but thus far failed to do.

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Tim Moynihan / Wired: How devices like Echo and Home record your voice and why, what they do with the data, and how to scrub those recordings  —  If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience.  You'll be asking for the weather, the news …

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David E. Sanger / New York Times: Sources: Russia hacked Republican National Committee's systems too but didn't release data, US intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence”  —  Washington — President Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts …

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Amy Feldman / Forbes: Procore raises $50M at $1B+ valuation, bringing the total amount raised to $179M for its cloud software for the construction industry  —  Procore Technologies, which FORBES named to its 2016 list of next billion-dollar startups, has reached unicorn status after raising another $50 million.

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Micah Singleton / The Verge: Sources: Spotify testing new feature, Jump In, that lets free users play songs on-demand in certain playlists, but negotiations with labels may delay release  —  But will the labels go for it?  —  Spotify is testing a new feature called Jump In that would let its free mobile users …

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Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine: A Facebook glitch is causing old posts and photos to be posted as new on some users' timelines; Facebook says it's investigating  —  Did you notice old photos appearing on your Facebook timeline and News Feed this morning?  Rest assured, you're not going nuts; a Facebook glitch appears to have resurfaced images that are months old.

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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land: Facebook discloses more engagement measurement errors; some of the faulty stats were used by The New York Times and BuzzFeed in their stories about fake news  —  Facebook misreported engagement numbers for links and live videos and is refining the ad reach estimates it shows advertisers.

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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Meerkat founders raise about $50M for Houseparty in a round led by Sequoia, with previous Life on Air investors Aleph, Comcast, Greylock participating  —  Live video chat apps are shaping up as the next obsession for Silicon Valley investors.  The latest object of attention is Houseparty …

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Jeff Dunn / Business Insider: WSJ: AirPods are delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously  —  When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 this past September, it also launched the AirPods, a pair of completely wireless set of earbuds similar to smaller-scale offerings like the Bragi Dash and Samsung Gear IconX.

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Sean O'Kane / The Verge: Occipital announces Bridge, AR/VR headset for iPhone with integrated Structure Sensor for inside-out positional tracking  —  A fresh take on mobile VR and AR, powered by your iPhone  —  A few days ago I played fetch with a robot.  I threw a ball, and the robot — named Bridget …

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Nearly 3M AT&T customers will receive $88M in credits and refunds for mobile cramming fees, following 2014 settlement with FTC  —  2014 cramming settlement finally gives money back to nearly 3 million customers.  —  Current and former AT&T customers will get refunds …

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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post: Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US elections, despite Trump's opposing stance  —  Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity  —  The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they've always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee.  In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook corrects more metrics affecting ad reach, streaming reactions, plus Like & Share counts  —  Facebook today announced it's correcting a few more issues with its metrics in areas like audience estimation for ads, live video reaction counts and its Like and Share buttons.

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George Koroneos / Verizon Fios & Custom TV: Verizon says it will not push Samsung's Galaxy Note7 disabling update to customers  —  Comments in this article can be attributed to Jeffrey Nelson, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Verizon  —  In October, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 …

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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode: Michigan just became the first state to pass comprehensive self-driving regulations  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills that regulate the testing, development and eventually the sale of self-driving cars.  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills into law on Friday …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Samsung says next update will stop US Galaxy Note7s from charging starting December 19  —  Update will be released December 19th and rolled out within 30 days  —  Samsung will render remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the United States useless and inoperable with its next and final update for the recalled smartphone.

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Jeff Mason / Reuters: Obama orders US intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of cyber attacks in the 2016 election, and deliver a report before he leaves office  —  President Barack Obama directed U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election …

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Trump's denunciation of individuals on Twitter, which often leads to harassment by his followers, tests the limits of Twitter's rules against incitement  —  Last night President-elect Donald Trump used his Twitter account to criticize Chuck Jones, an Indiana union organizer who has been sharply critical …

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times: Gadget companies like Pebble, Jawbone, and Nest are struggling as budget manufactures in Asia undercut prices and smartphones dominate most people's lives  —  Remember gadgets?  —  They were little electronic things that did stuff for you.  They would play music or record videos or give …

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John Markoff / Backchannel: Twenty-eight year veteran NYT tech reporter John Markoff to retire, will remain on contract for more stories, and become writer in residence at Berkeley in 2017  —  I'm retiring from the greatest job I ever knew—but I still believe that journalism will thrive … Yes, I'm retiring from the New York Times.

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