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December 13, 2014, 1:35 AM

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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?
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.’
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.
Ken Hoetmer / Google Geo Developers Blog:
Google to turn off Google Earth API on December 12, 2015  —  Announcing deprecation of the Google Earth API  —  Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, enabling developers to build rich 3D mapping applications in the browser, using JavaScript.
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.
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 …

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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