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December 1, 2015, 6:50 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge 99% of Facebook shares, now worth $45B, to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an LLC to promote equality for next generation  —  A letter to our daughter  —  Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg intends to remain Facebook's controlling stockholder for foreseeable future  —  Mark Zuckerberg Is Now A Dad, Pledges To Give Away 99% Of His Shares  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said he and his wife would give away 99 percent of their shares to “advance human potential …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp blocks links to rival app Telegram on Android; Telegram says its Facebook page vanished too  —  WhatsApp Is Blocking Links To Rival App Telegram On Android  —  Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp appears to have started deliberately blocking links to rival messaging app Telegram …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Sketch joins parade of developers abandoning Mac App Store in favor of direct sales  —  The developers of the UI design tool Sketch have announced their decision to exit the Mac App Store, following in the footsteps of many other software makers, such as Panic.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Adobe renames Creative Cloud software Flash Professional to Animate as it downplays Flash  —  Adobe renames Flash Professional to Animate, pivots to HTML5  —  Adobe renamed its Creative Cloud software Flash Professional to Animate as it downplays Flash, which is under fire in many camps, and pivots to HTML5 with its messaging.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Chrome for Android's new Data Saver feature will not load images on sites until you tell it to, resulting in up to 70% data savings  —  Chrome for Android skips images on sites for up to 70% data savings  —  Google is updating the Data Saver feature in its Chrome browser for Android …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google now lets you star images and add them to collections from image search, only available in the US; collections are not public  —  Google Turns Image Search Into Pinterest With New “Collections” Feature  —  Watch out, Pinterest, you've got new competition.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Cyber Monday Beat Forecasts With A Record $3.07 Billion In Sales, 26% From Mobile Devices  —  Yesterday's Cyber Monday sales event was already poised to break records with a forecasted $3 billion in sales, making it the largest online sales day in history.  It ended up beating those estimates …
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung names Koh Dong Jin president of mobile communications business, will take over day-to-day operations from J.K. Shin amid dwindling sales  —  Samsung Replaces Mobile-Unit Chief as Galaxy Phones Struggle  —  Electronics business heading for lowest profit in four years
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Autodesk announces Forge development platform and launches $100M fund  —  Autodesk to Developers: May the Forge Be With You  —  Autodesk, the company that sells the software used to design and construct everything from car parts to skyscrapers, is opening up the software platform it uses …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tiger Global Closes $2.5 Billion More To Continue Its Startup Investment Spree  —  November looks to be an auspicious month for power investor Tiger Global.  The New York-based hedge fund raised $2.5 billion for new deals back in November 2014, and now, after a spending spree that has seen …

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