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December 7, 2015, 11:15 PM

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Ian Sherr / CNET:
Facebook takes down Creative Labs webpage, removes Slingshot, Riff, Rooms from app stores  —  Facebook shuts down Creative Labs, apps  —  The initiative behind some of the company's most experimental apps has gone away, along with the apps it produced over the past year.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Dropbox says it will shut down Mailbox app on February 26 2016, Carousel on March 31  —  Dropbox is shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel apps  —  Dropbox is doing away with Mailbox, the email app it acquired in March 2013, and Carousel, the company's attempt at a standalone photo management app.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Turns On Safe Browsing In Chrome For Android  —  Google's Safe Browsing technology is now enabled by default on Android to protect mobile Chrome users from accessing phishing sites and web pages that harbor malware.  —  Until now, Safe Browsing was only available to desktop users …
Vijay Umapathy / Gmail Blog:
Google adds Reminders to Calendar on iOS and Android to help with your to-dos, works with Google's Inbox, Keep, and Now  —  Add to-dos to your Google Calendar using Reminders  —  You might already create calendar entries to remind you to call the doctor or pick up groceries on the way home.
Charles Piller / STAT:
Alphabet renames Google Life Sciences to Verily  —  Verily, I swear.  Google Life Sciences debuts a new name  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google Life Sciences — the Silicon Valley giant's new foray into health and medicine — announced a new name Monday that slips easily off the tongue …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T to expand its 1Gbps GigaPower service to 38 more cities including LA, San Francisco, Birmingham, Pensacola, Reno, Memphis, Charleston, Detroit, Tulsa  —  AT&T GigaPower fiber expanding to 38 more cities  —  AT&T announced Monday it will expand its 1Gbps GigaPower fiber optic broadband service …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Sinclair bought Circa assets for $800K in August, plans to hire 70 journalists, relaunch in spring 2016  —  Sinclair Acquired and Will Relaunch Mobile News Site Circa  —  TV station owner plans to hire 70 journalists for new push in digital media  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. …
Akarshan Kumar / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter stops cropping photos in timeline, introduces larger multi-photo displays  —  A new look for your twitter.com photos  —  Today, we're introducing a richer photo experience on twitter.com.  —  While Twitter began as an all-text platform, rich media has become essential to the experience.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Adobe Lightroom mobile on Android is now available for free  —  Adobe ditched the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom mobile on iOS back in October, and now it's doing the same for Android.  With an update to version 1.4 for the Android app, the photo-editing software is now free to use.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ ISIS  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that the Islamic State had become “the most effective recruiter in the world” and that the only solution was to engage American technology companies in blocking or taking down militants' websites, videos and encrypted communications.
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Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Airbnb SEC filing confirms it has raised $1.5B round this summer  —  Airbnb just confirmed a massive $1.5 billion round that makes it the third-highest valued startup in the world  —  Home-rental site Airbnb filed a Form D with the SEC on Monday, confirming that the startup closed a$1.5 billion round in July.

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