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December 20, 2016, 8:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: the Mac is getting far less attention inside Apple than it once did, amid lack of clear direction from senior management and departures of key people  —  Inside the company, the once iconic computer is getting far less attention than it once did.  —  by
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter CTO Adam Messinger and VP of Product Josh McFarland to leave company; McFarland to join Greylock Partners as a general partner  —  Twitter CTO Adam Messinger, who has been the company's CTO for almost four years and with the company for five years, said today he was leaving the company.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Live Audio launches with select publishers and authors including the BBC, LBC, and Harper Collins, will open up to more next year  —  Book readings, interviews, and news radio are coming to Facebook thanks to its new Live Audio feature launching today with a few publishers and authors before opening up next year.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
AirPods teardown yields a “hot mess” of close-knit components and a 0/10 repairability score; quality issues with charging case may have been the cause of delay  —  iFixit today published a teardown of Apple's AirPods, uncovering the internal components of both the AirPods themselves …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU officials: Facebook gave misleading info during takeover of WhatsApp on ability to match WhatsApp, Facebook IDs; this won't affect merger, may result in fine  —  European Union antitrust regulators have charged Facebook Inc (FB.O) with providing misleading information during its takeover of WhatsApp …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
HelloFresh raises $88M, bringing total VC funding to nearly $360M as company looks toward possible IPO  —  HelloFresh, the Berlin-based company that delivers meal kits and recipes to subscribers, has reportedly raised another $88 million as the company continues its march toward a possible public offering.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts stickers for Stories, including location, time, weather, and emoji overlays and now lets users save 24-hours of updates, again copying Snapchat  —  Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos …
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Uber says its self-driving cars have a problem when crossing bike lanes, is working on a fix; SF Bicycle Coalition had warned Uber about problem before launch  —  Engineers were working to fix programming flaw that could have deadly results for cyclists days after Uber announced it would openly defy California regulators
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple extends discounts for USB-C adapters and other accessories from December 31 to March 31  —  Last month, Apple dropped the price on all of its USB-C adapters and accessories by $6 to $20 until December 31.  Today, it has extended that discount until March 31, 2017 for many of the products.

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