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December 30, 2015, 3:05 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Redesigned Twitter for Mac app now available with dark mode, GIF support, Group Direct Messages, Quote Tweet functionality, and more, but lacks polls support  —  Redesigned Twitter for Mac app with dark mode, GIF support, & more is now available  —  Earlier this year, Twitter promised …
The Local:
Apple agrees to pay €318M in taxes to close the investigation into €1B of undeclared profits by its Italian subsidiary, tax office confirms  —  Apple to pay €318m in tax owed to Italy  —  US tech giant Apple has agreed to pay €318 million in tax owed to Italy's inland revenue …
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
LG Display, Samsung Display to supply OLED screens for iPhones - report  —  South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens for Apple Inc's iPhones, the Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Debian founder and Docker employee Ian Murdock has died at 42  —  Docker today announced that Ian Murdock, a member of the startup's technical staff and a former Sun and Salesforce employee known for founding the Debian Linux operating system, has passed away.  He was 42.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Flawed Chrome extension forcibly installed by AVG antivirus software could have exposed browsing history and other personal data of 9M+ users, has been patched  —  Google slams AVG for exposing Chrome user data with “security” plugin  —  AVG AntiVirus “force-installed” Chrome plugin that left browsing data vulnerable.
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
Chain issues first private investor shares using Nasdaq Linq blockchain platform  —  Chain Issues Investor Shares on Nasdaq Blockchain Platform  —  Blockchain startup Chain has issued shares to a private investor using Nasdaq's recently launched private markets blockchain solution, Linq.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Credit Karma acquires mobile notifications firm Snowball for engineering talent, will remove Snowball's Android app from Play Store, shutter service  —  Credit Karma Acquires Innovative Mobile Notifications Startup Snowball  —  Credit and finance management platform Credit Karma …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: NSA continued to spy on some allies after Snowden leaks, also capturing communications with US lawmakers and Jewish groups  —  U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress  —  National Security Agency's targeting of Israeli leaders also swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google confirms next Android version will use Oracle's open-source OpenJDK for Java APIs  —  Google is replacing its implementation of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK).

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Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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