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December 9, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Guardian:
Reported Bitcoin “founder” Craig Wright's home raided by Australian Federal Police in relation to Australian Tax Office investigation  —  Reported ‘Bitcoin founder’ Craig Wright's home raided by Australian police  —  Exclusive: Police search home belonging to Australian entrepreneur …
Gizmodo:
Leaked documents, corroborating interviews point to two likely Bitcoin creators: Australian Craig Wright and deceased US computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman  —  This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin  —  A monthlong Gizmodo investigation has uncovered compelling …
Wired:
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Yahoo scraps Alibaba spinoff plan, will spin off core assets including stake in Yahoo Japan; Max Levchin resigns from board  —  Yahoo to Spin Off Its Core Businesses  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo said on Wednesday that it had dropped a plan to spin off its $31 billion stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company.
Bloomberg Business:
CBS CEO Les Moonves says Apple puts live TV plans on hold; source says media firms want more money for their programming  —  Apple Said to Suspend Effort to Develop Live TV Service  —  Focus instead will be on App Store as platform for others  —  Media companies resist channel package at $30 to $40 a month
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Play Music adds family plan allowing six family members to stream simultaneously for $15 per month, extends to YouTube Red  —  Google Play Music launches $14.99 family plan for up to six people  —  Google's finally rolling out the six-person, $14.99 family plan for Google Play Music that it first teased over two months ago.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Google publishes results for its D-Wave 2X quantum computer, says tests show it performs 100M times faster than conventional computing for some problems  —  Google's quantum computer can blitz a normal PC - but it's not ready for production just yet  —  Google's latest tests show there's light …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
HTC delays Vive VR launch until April, plans to make 7K dev kits available in early 2016  —  HTC officially delays Vive virtual reality system launch to April 2016  —  Says “an additional 7,000” dev kits will ship to creators at the “start” of 2016.  —  Earlier this year …
Betsy Cameron / Facebook:
Facebook's most talked-about global topics in 2015 include US Presidential Election, Paris attacks, refugee crisis, nepal earthquake, Greek debt crisis  —  2015 Year in Review  —  As 2015 comes to a close, we remember what was on our minds this year and the difference we made by coming together.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Uber's first desktop app launches on Windows 10 — sadly still requires a phone  —  Uber today launched its first desktop app.  Windows 10 users can now hail a ride using the on-demand car service from their computer.  —  But the app is dead on arrival because the experience is seriously flawed from the get-go.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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