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January 12, 2017, 1:50 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple planning push into original TV shows and movies for Apple Music subscribers, hopes to share viewer metrics and demographic data with producers  —  Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, a move that could make it a bigger player …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Peter Thiel talks Donald Trump, Silicon Valley, and more in a wide-ranging interview  —  Let others tremble at the thought that Donald J. Trump may go too far.  Peter Thiel worries that Mr. Trump may not go far enough.  —  “Everyone says Trump is going to change everything way too much …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Amazon says it will grow its full-time US workforce from 180K to 280K employees over the next 18 months, with many positions in fulfillment centers  —  Many of the positions are for fulfillment gigs, but tech positions abound too.  Amazon joins the trend of corporations touting hiring plans ahead of the Trump Administration.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Donald Trump to hold meetings on a “regular basis” with private sector firms focusing on cybersecurity preparedness, organized by Rudy Giuliani  —  President-elect Donald Trump's administration will hold private industry meetings on cybersecurity preparedness, led by Rudy Giuliani …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Camera drone maker Lily will shut down and refund customers, saying it failed to raise funds for production despite $14M Series A and $34M in preorders  —  Lily, the autonomous camera drone that sold a whopping $34 million in preorders, has announced it is shutting down.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New rules allow National Security Agency to share raw intercepted communications with other 16 US intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections  —  WASHINGTON — In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Opera launches Neon, an experimental browser for Windows and Mac that aims to showcase its vision for the future of the web  —  Browsers have gotten boring.  After a flurry of innovation, especially around the time Google launched Chrome, things slowed down over the last few years.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC unveils 5.7-inch U Ultra flagship phone with all-glass design, AI assistant, second screen, and no headphone jack; preorders open today for $749  —  The 5.7-inch U Ultra ushers in a new all-glass design at a distinctly premium $749 price  —  HTC is getting 2017 off to a flying start …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
In his final days as FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality with paid data cap exemptions  —  Paid zero-rating in crosshairs, but it won't matter once Trump is president.  —  With just over a week left as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission …

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