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December 14, 2016, 5:35 AM

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New York Times:
How Russia executed an effective, hard to trace-and-mitigate cyber offensive on the DNC, aided by an FBI response that lacked speed, urgency, comprehensiveness  —  WASHINGTON — When Special Agent Adrian Hawkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation called the Democratic National Committee …
Windows Blog:
Microsoft announces Cortana Devices SDK for OEMs, in private preview, and Cortana Skills Kit preview for developers to publish Bot Framework bots to Cortana  —  We believe that everyone deserves a personal assistant.  One to help you cope as you battle to stay on top of everything, from work to your home life.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet plans ride-sharing service with Fiat Chrysler, will deploy semi-autonomous version of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan as early as end of 2017  —  Parent Alphabet said to announce automotive-unit plans Tuesday  —  Semi-autonomous Chrysler Pacifica set for fleet, people say
Tinder:
Tinder launches a standalone Apple TV app, complete with swipe support and more, available now  —  Fun for the whole family.  —  Just when you thought the holidays couldn't get any more exciting, we're bringing Tinder to your home theater.  It's the same dynamite swiping experience you know and love …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
New Microsoft Translator feature enables real-time, in-person, multi-language translations for conversations across multiple devices  —  Microsoft this morning announced a new feature for its Translator program that will let people use their smartphones to have conversations in several languages at the same time.
David Jagneaux / UploadVR:
Oculus splits into two divisions: PC VR, with co-founder Iribe stepping down as CEO to lead, and mobile VR, led by an ex-Qualcomm exec; Luckey not mentioned  —  Some days when you work on the media side of the tech industry, you get through the day by going through the motions …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
A group of nearly 60 employees at major tech firms sign pledge refusing to help build a Muslim registry  —  A group of nearly 60 employees at major tech companies have signed a pledge refusing to help build a Muslim registry.  The pledge states that signatories will advocate within …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple releases macOS update for 2016 MacBook Pro, which removes “battery remaining” readout, fixes graphics problems, more  —  Apple today is rolling out an update to macOS Sierra that addresses several issues with MacBook Pro computers, including the graphicsproblems on late-2016 MacBook Pro computers.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Donald Trump did not invite Jack Dorsey to his tech summit in NYC tomorrow despite his love for Twitter  —  Though tweeting helped the president-elect win the election, no seat at the gilded table for its CEO.  —  Jack Dorsey, the man who invented Twitter, has not been invited …
Michael Simon / PCWorld:
Facebook launches standalone Events app for Android, two months after iOS launch  —  Facebook Events has been available for past two months on the iPhone, but now Android users can get in on the fun.  The social media giant is making good on its promise to bring its planning app to the Play Store …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple starts selling AirPods online in 100 countries, with units available in retail stores over the coming weeks; shipping times slip to 4+ weeks in US  —  Apple's AirPods are now available to order from the company's online store for $159.00, following weeks of speculation on exactly when the wireless headphones would launch.

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