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December 7, 2015, 3:27 AM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to open source Chakra, the JavaScript heart of its Edge browser  —  Source will be available from January, and open to community contributions.  —  At JSConf in Florida today, Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing Chakra, the JavaScript engine used in its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Google Ventures says it participated in fewer seed-stage deals in 2015, continues to invest heavily in healthcare and life sciences  —  Google Ventures Dials Down Seed Deals, Urges Mature Startups to Go Public … Google Ventures has reduced its involvement in seed-stage startups …
More: Re/code, Medium and iamwire
Scott Charlston / Verizon:
Verizon bringing Wi-Fi Calling to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge via software update starting Dec. 8, expects roll out to more Android and iOS devices early 2016  —  Verizon's Advanced Calling to include Wi-Fi Calling beginning next week on some devices  —  Beginning December 8 …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Censys is a free search engine powered by Google's infrastructure that helps security researchers find vulnerable devices on the Internet  —  A Search Engine for the Internet's Dirty Secrets  —  Google is helping to power a new search engine built on a daily scan of the whole Internet.
Ian King / Bloomberg Business:
Google, Microsoft, and Comcast say Verizon's LTE-U cellular tech will degrade consumer Wi-Fi  —  Tech Giants Say Verizon's New Cellular Tech Could Wreck Wi-Fi  —  Google, Microsoft, and Comcast are fighting a Verizon-led push into unlicensed spectrum.  —  U.S. wireless carriers send …
Tweets: @trengriffin
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Fire Tablet heads to China with Baidu apps and services  —  Missing support for Google apps and services isn't a problem in China, as Amazon is partnering with Baidu for search, software and online videos for the Fire Tablet.  —  Often viewed as a disadvantage, Amazon's lack …
Wall Street Journal:
As Silicon Valley Bank surges on loans to tech startups, its exposure to risky loans also rises  —  Silicon Valley's Hometown Bank Booms, But Risks Are on Horizon  —  Despite rise in shaky loans, tight relationships with technology startups and venture capitalists fuel big profits for lender; a call from Marc Andreessen
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