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December 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

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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.
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Experts found critical flaws in systems behind Internet-connected doll Hello Barbie, which responded to kids' queries; ToyTalk has patched the major bugs  —  Hello (hackable) Barbie  —  Hello Barbie on display at the Mattel showroom at the North American International Toy Fair in New York.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla ends Tiles experiment for ads in Firefox, will shift focus to ‘content discovery’  —  Mozilla is stopping its experiment to offer advertising in Firefox.  The company announced its focus will instead shift to “content discovery” opportunities in its browser.
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Sony Has Bought Toshiba's Image Sensor Division for $155 Million  —  Following a series of negotiations, Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen—which is about $155 million.  —  The deal, rumored in October, will see Sony take over Toshiba's …
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 …
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Airbnb's NYC data confirms that a fraction of hosts with multiple listings took home a disproportionate amount of the total revenue  —  Airbnb's worst problems are confirmed by its own data  —  Earlier this week, Airbnb released a massive dataset about its business in New York City.

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