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November 29, 2016, 5:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon developing premium Echo-like device with a 7-inch touchscreen set at an angle and high-grade speakers, to be announced as soon as Q1 2017  —  Company may release higher-end device early next year  —  New speaker targets kitchens; to cost more than Echo gadgets
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger-based platform for HTML5 games, played in message threads; 17 games available at launch, including Pac-Man, Space Invaders  —  Bored while you wait for friends to text back?  Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games …
Alan Travis / The Guardian:
UK's Investigatory Powers bill becomes law, mandates everyone's browsing histories be stored and available to police and a long list of government agencies  —  Home secretary hails ‘world-leading’ laws, which include forcing web and phone companies to collect browsing histories
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Intel announces a dedicated self-driving tech unit, Automated Driving Group, in a reorganization as it partners with Mobileye and Delphi  —  Intel is following up on news early Tuesday about its partnership with Mobileye and Delphi on self-driving tech with more autonomous vehicle news …
Steve Ranger / ZDNet:
Report: Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in US history with $3.39B in sales, up 10.2% YoY; mobile revenue was 35% of sales, up 48% YoY at $1.19B  —  Online frenzy for Lego, iPads and Playstations saw $3.39bn spent: mobile spending grew fast and shoppers using iOS devices outspent Android users.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter brings ranked conversations to mobile devices, so replies with higher engagement and from accounts you follow will show up first  —  Seeing popular replies first  —  Twitter introduced a new design for replies today that ranks conversations in your timeline according …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Uber defends its business model as a digital platform, not a transportation service, in landmark case in EU's highest court  —  LUXEMBOURG — Uber asserted on Tuesday that it was helping to bolster Europe's digital economy as part of its defense in a long-awaited hearing to decide …

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