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December 30, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Rich McCormick / The Verge:
LG's SmartThinQ smart home hub connects to your appliances and gadgets, needs smartphone to control them and play music, looks like Amazon Echo with LCD display  —  LG's smart home hub looks like an Amazon Echo with a screen  —  Amazon's Echo was one of the stars of the retail giant's …
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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google confirms next Android version won't implement Oracle's proprietary 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).
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 …
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
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.
Brian Rohan / Associated Press:
Egypt shuts down Facebook's Free Basics internet service on telco provider Etisalat, reasons unclear  —  Free Internet service for over 3 million Egyptians shut down  —  BEIRUT (AP) — Social media site Facebook says a program that had been giving free basic Internet services to over three million Egyptians has been shut down.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Sidecar, once an Uber and Lyft competitor, is shutting down on December 31  —  Sidecar has announced it's shutting down at the end of the year.  Company chief executive Sunil Paul explained in a Medium post (not the company's official blog, strangely) that the move was intended to help pave …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Spotify sued over mechanical rights that cover songwriters' royalties for reproduction of a musical work  —  David Lowery Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement  —  Spotify has been sued for copyright infringement in a case that accuses it of failing to properly license songwriting rights in the United States.

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