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December 3, 2015, 7:45 PM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Uber looking to raise up to $2.1B in round valuing company at $62.5B with investments from Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price, others  —  Uber Raises Funding at $62.5 Billion Valuation  —  The ride-hailing company is said to seek $2.1 billion in a new funding round.
Carlos Hernandez / Official Google Blog:
Google releases Cardboard Camera app for making 3D panoramas on Android that can be viewed in Cardboard VR headsets  —  Step inside your photos with Cardboard Camera  —  With Google Cardboard, you can take amazing trips to faraway places and feel like you're actually there.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple's Swift programming language is now open source  —  As promised earlier in the year, Apple's Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects.  Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook expanding Live Video to all users starting with small selection of US iOS users, rolls out photo and video collages on iPhone, Android coming in 2016  —  Facebook begins testing live video streaming for all users  —  Four months after introducing live video streaming for celebrities …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI: 4-inch iPhone resembling iPhone 5S with A9 chip, curved glass edges, Apple Pay, and more, to launch early 2016  —  New A9-Based 4-Inch iPhone Expected to Launch Early 2016 With Apple Pay and Colorful Metal Casing  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note corroborating rumors …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yahoo revamps Messenger with group messaging, ability to unsend and like messages, send GIFs, and more, now available on iOS, Android, and the Web  —  Yahoo finally relaunches Messenger as an app aimed at families and groups  —  When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo in 2012 …
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Venerated VC Michael Moritz Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot on Question About Hiring Women  —  There are jarringly few women who work in the venture capital industry.  Almost 80 percent of VC firms have never appointed a woman to represent them on the board of a portfolio company.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Zuckerberg and Chan chose LLC for Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for flexibility, won't get tax benefit associated with traditional foundation  —  I want to thank you all for your heartwarming congratulations on Max's birth and on starting the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  This whole community has been so loving and supportive.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Uber unveils SPOT, a LED color-coded lighting system that helps passengers and drivers find one another easily, available in Seattle only for now  —  Uber color coding experiment promises smoother pickups  —  If you've ever used a ridesharing service, you've probably had that moment where you had to guess which car was your ride.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
CloudFlare rolls out support for faster HTTP/2 protocol to all users in effort to spur wider adoption  —  A major internet backbone company is about to make a lot of websites load much faster  —  In February, web engineers released a way to move information over the web.
TechCrunch:
Uber rivals Lyft, Didi, Ola, GrabTaxi partner on tech and services; from Q1, people can use their local apps to order from alliance firms when in other markets  —  Lyft, Didi, Ola And GrabTaxi Partner In Global Tech, Service Alliance To Rival Uber  —  As Uber ramps up its business globally …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds two mobile ad formats: Trial Run ads that let users try apps for a minute without downloading and Interactive Interstitial swipeable ads  —  Google Brings Its App Streaming Technology To Mobile Ads  —  Last month, Google introduced a new way for web searchers to find the information they want …

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