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December 7, 2015, 7:25 PM

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Ian Sherr / CNET:
Facebook takes down Creative Labs webpage, removes Slingshot, Riff, Rooms from app stores  —  Facebook shuts down Creative Labs, apps  —  The initiative behind some of the company's most experimental apps has gone away, along with the apps it produced over the past year.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Dropbox says it will shut down Mailbox app on February 26 2016, Carousel on March 31  —  Dropbox is shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel apps  —  Dropbox is doing away with Mailbox, the email app it acquired in March 2013, and Carousel, the company's attempt at a standalone photo management app.
Vijay Umapathy / Gmail Blog:
Google adds Reminders to Calendar on iOS and Android to help with your to-dos, works with Google's Inbox, Keep, and Now  —  Add to-dos to your Google Calendar using Reminders  —  You might already create calendar entries to remind you to call the doctor or pick up groceries on the way home.
Akarshan Kumar / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter stops cropping photos in timeline, introduces larger multi-photo displays  —  A new look for your twitter.com photos  —  Today, we're introducing a richer photo experience on twitter.com.  —  While Twitter began as an all-text platform, rich media has become essential to the experience.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Sinclair bought Circa assets for $800K in August, plans to hire 70 journalists, relaunch in spring 2016  —  Sinclair Acquired and Will Relaunch Mobile News Site Circa  —  TV station owner plans to hire 70 journalists for new push in digital media  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Raises iTunes Match and Apple Music Library Matching Limits to 100,000 Tracks  —  Over the past couple of days, MacRumors has received several reports from users who have been able to upload music libraries of greater than 25,000 tracks to iTunes Match or Apple Music's similar scan-and-match feature …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
French government is considering legislation banning free and shared WiFi during states of emergency, and blocking the use of Tor  —  After Paris Attacks, Proposed French Law Would Block Tor and Forbid Free Wi-Fi  —  After the recent Paris terror attacks, the French government is proposing …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Turns On Safe Browsing In Chrome For Android  —  Google's Safe Browsing technology is now enabled by default on Android to protect mobile Chrome users from accessing phishing sites and web pages that harbor malware.  —  Until now, Safe Browsing was only available to desktop users …
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Google Ventures will merge its EU and US funds into a single global fund, keep teams in place  —  Google Ventures to discontinue its $125 million European fund  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Ventures is dialling down seed deals.  The FT reports that Google's venture capital arm is on a ‘bumpy ride’.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Airbnb SEC filing confirms it has raised $1.5B round this summer  —  Airbnb just confirmed a massive $1.5 billion round that makes it the third-highest valued startup in the world  —  Home-rental site Airbnb filed a Form D with the SEC on Monday, confirming that the startup closed a$1.5 billion round in July.

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