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December 12, 2014, 8:20 PM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Stolen Sony emails reveal scheming by MPAA, movie studios against Google in “Project Goliath” and their fight against piracy at the expense of the open web  —  Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google  —  What is “Goliath” and why are Hollywood's most powerful lawyers working to kill it?
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says he doesn't “give a s**t” about Instagram's greater MAUs, stresses Twitter's impact on world  —  Twitter co-founder Evan Williams: 'I don't give a s**t' if Instagram has more users  —  Yesterday, Instagram announced it has 300 million monthly active users.
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
New Relic IPO raises $115M, stock jumps 48% in debut  —  New Relic raised $115 million and its stock jumped nearly 48 percent as the market for new public companies from the Bay Area took an upturn this week.  The San Francisco cloud-based software-analytics company was the third company …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Starts Prompting Chrome Users To “Upgrade” To Firefox  —  If you're visiting any Yahoo property today, chances are you'll see an “Upgrade to the new Firefox” link in the top-right corner of your browser window.  The prompt also appears if you're using Internet Explorer, Opera and even the new Yandex browser.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
After rejecting the game Papers, Please over pornography concerns, Apple suggests to developer that app be resubmitted with nudity option  —  Apple's censorship of immigration game was a ‘misunderstanding,’ says creator  —  ‘They suggested I resubmit with the nudity option.’
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Canada's Supreme Court rules warrantless searches of cell phones by law enforcement permitted upon arrest  —  Supreme Court of Canada: Cops can search your phone upon arrest  —  The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a 4-3 decision that law enforcement can search someone's phone when they get arrested …
Financial Times:
Tim Cook is Financial Times' Person of the Year for Apple's financial success, new technology and his leadership on equality  —  Person of the Year: Tim Cook of Apple  —  The technology group's chief executive has faced criticism but he turned things round in 2014
TechCrunch:
China's Baidu Set To Partner With Uber And Reportedly Invest Up To $600M  —  Uber may have just raised a fresh $1.2 billion this month, but the company looks set to welcome a new investor, Chinese internet giant Baidu, which is reportedly set to invest as much as $600 million into the U.S. firm.

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
Zoho Meeting Latest Updates: Registration Moderation for webinars, Screen Sharing for meetings, Dial-in numbers for India, and HD recordings.  —  Spending lots of money on webinar promotion can boost registrations and consequently increase attendee numbers.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
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