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December 3, 2016, 8:20 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Apple hints at autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter advising NHTSA that new auto industry entrants should get the same testing rights as incumbents  —  Apple last week submitted a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that suggests it's interested in testing self-driving cars.
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Zenefits CEO David Sacks confirms he's stepping down, says search for new CEO has begun; one source says he's open to working in the Trump administration  —  David Sacks is giving up the CEO job less than a year after taking over amid a legal scandal.  —  David Sacks, the CEO of Zenefits …
Bloomberg:
Pandora's stock up 16% on reports of a possible sale; sources say Sirius XM approached the company again and Pandora has reached out to other potential suitors  —  Board hasn't responded to new engagement from Greg Maffei  —  Pandora advisers have begun soliciting interest from buyers
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Airbnb and New York City settle suit over short-term rentals after city agrees to fine hosts and not the company for illegal listings  —  Airbnb has capitulated to the demands of lawmakers over its operations in New York City, the company's largest market in the United States …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Facebook leasing two office buildings totaling 384,000 sq. ft. and 4,100 sq. ft. of retail space in Seattle, nearly doubling its footprint in city  —  Social media giant Facebook is growing its presence in Seattle in a big way, leasing a pair of planned office buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood, right in Amazon's backyard.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple says faulty battery causes unexpected shutdowns on “a small number of iPhone 6s devices”, offers free battery replacement  —  Apple customers have been reporting recently that certain iPhones seem to be randomly shutting off when their batteries say they are about 30% charged.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook is working on Collections, a feature to showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed  —  Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC reaches preliminary conclusion that AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption  —  Verizon also in trouble with FCC over charging competitors for zero-rating.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has reached a preliminary conclusion that AT&T …
April Siese / The Daily Dot:
Jake Beckman, the creator of @SavedYouAClick, a Twitter account with 230K+ followers that aims to combat clickbait, creates @SavedYouATrick to oust fake news  —  For over two and a half years, Jake Beckman has been waging a war against clickbait.  The flashy headlines peppered with teasers …

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