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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:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
All the 11s  —  Rene Ritchie has all three iPhone 11s and talks about the tri-lens camera, battery life, and how they stack up against each other.  Subscribe to the MacBreak Weekly podcast.
Zoho:
A better way of providing quality customer service with iOS 13  —  This year's Apple Special had the internet buzzing as it announced the release of iOS 13, the latest update for iPhones.
AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF this October 2-4  —  We'll talk to Lee and Smith about what it was like working with these effects, and how else they could change the way movies get made.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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