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December 6, 2014, 6:10 PM

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Video demonstrates pre-release version of Cortana running on Windows 10  —  Exclusive: Here's Cortana running on the desktop in Windows 10  —  It's been months since the Windows Technical Preview launched to the public, and we're still yet to see Cortana running on the desktop.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
DeviantArt launching first official iPhone and Android apps, reveals new logo and website revamp  —  With Its New App, DeviantArt Finally Has A Mobile Place For Those 65 Million Monthly Visitors  —  With 65 million unique visitors a month sharing, exploring, and discussing artwork of all sorts …
Reuters:
North Korea's cyber war cell Bureau 121 employs 1800 hackers who are considered military elite  —  In North Korea, hackers are a handpicked, pampered elite  —  (Reuters) - Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121 …
Joseph Rose / Oregonian:
Defiant Uber rideshare launches in Portland, with City Hall promising to ‘throw the book’ at drivers  —  Uber says it is no longer willing to wait for the city of Portland to revamp its strict taxi regulations to allow residents to hail and pay for rides with the push of a smartphone button.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Steve Jobs's 2011 testimony in Apple DRM lawsuit points finger at music labels  —  Apple's late CEO says rival companies were “collateral damage”  —  Whether Apple's security measures for iTunes and iPods were designed to actively shut out competitors, or simply keep record labels happy …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Former Product VP Daniel Graf Leaves Twitter After Demotion  —  Twitter's former head of product Dainel Graf is leaving the company just one month after he was demoted.  —  Graf announced his departure on Twitter Friday afternoon.  He was hired to run Twitter's product team in April …
More: Gigaom, TechCrunch and Seeking AlphaTweets: @danielgraf
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Sources: HP's Chronowing was manufactured by smartwatch maker Meta  —  Meet the company that's behind HP's smartwatch  —  HP threw a curveball when it announced a surprisingly good-looking smartwatch earlier this year, the Michael Bastian-designed Chronowing.

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