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December 2, 2015, 10:20 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google finishes porting Songza's features to Google Play Music and will shut down Songza on January 31  —  Google will shut down Songza on January 31, 2016  —  Google today announced the Songza website and app will be killed off on January 31, 2016.  The Google Play Music team …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Wall Street Journal:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber debuts simple Ride Request Button for devs to include in iOS, Android apps, offers $5 for each new rider sign up, prohibits integrating competing services  —  Uber's API Now Lets Other Apps Add A “Ride Request Button”, Earn $5 Per Signup  —  Uber's latest growth strategy is to colonize …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Twitter Announces Digits for tvOS to Simplify the App Login Process  —  Following in Facebook's footsteps, Twitter today announced plans to make some of its Fabric developer toolkit available for tvOS apps.  Developers will be able to integrate Twitter's Digits feature into apps …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Samsung announces new A5, A7 smartphones with fingerprint readers and OIS cameras, and the cheaper A3; available in China first later this month  —  Samsung Announces Updated Versions of the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7  —  Today Samsung announced that updated versions of their Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 smartphones are about to be released.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Postmates partners with Starbucks, debuts pilot service in Seattle, promising delivery in less than an hour for a $5.99 fee, available only on iOS  —  Your coffee is here: Starbucks and Postmates launch delivery in Seattle, and this is what it's like
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: YouTube seeks streaming rights for TV shows and movies to support its new subscription service Red  —  YouTube Seeks Streaming Rights to TV Shows, Movies  —  Efforts come as YouTube looks to bolster $9.99-a-month subscription service called Red  —  YouTube is seeking streaming rights …
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Free Ad-Supported Google Play Music Radio Streaming Option Makes The Journey North To Canada  —  Canada and the US may be neighbors, but that northern border is quite a ways away from most of the contiguous 48 states.  It takes quite a bit of time to drive up from a place like California …

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