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December 10, 2015, 8:15 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Atlassian closes at $27.78 per share, up 32% from its IPO price, valuing the company at $5.8B  —  Atlassian Gains in Stock Debut, Sets High Bar for Tech IPOs  —  Shares gain 32% from $21 IPO price in first day of trading  —  Company makes collaborative technology used by Twitter, NASA
Tomer Shekel / Google Chrome Blog:
Chromecast Audio update adds multi-room support, high-resolution audio  —  Even more to love about Chromecast Audio  —  A couple of months ago we launched Chromecast Audio to provide an easy way to stream your favorite tunes from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your existing speakers.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Open Sources Its AI Hardware as It Races Google  —  In Silicon Valley, the new currency is artificial intelligence.  —  Over the last few years, a technology called deep learning has proven so adept at identifying images, recognizing spoken words, and translating from one language to another …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Steam tightens trading security amid 77,000 monthly account hijackings  —  Traded items will be “held” for days unless you have two-factor security.  —  Account theft is a common and longstanding problem for all kinds of online gaming services, as I can personally attest after losing …
Katherine Boehret / The Verge:
Google Photos gains shared albums on iOS, Android, and web  —  Google Photos' new shared albums aren't designed for a social world  —  Google is tired of Apple getting all the glory when it comes to photo sharing.  Today, the company introduced a feature in its Google Photos app that's designed …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Yahoo's new Video Guide app offers universal search across streaming services  —  Yahoo today released a new “Yahoo Video Guide” app for mobile devices that acts as one central location for users to find content from across a long list of competitive video services and networks.
Michael de Waal-Montgomery / VentureBeat:
Facebook testing News Feed update on mobile that shows cached stories on slow connections, starts rolling out offline commenting  —  Facebook to show cached stories on poor connections, allow offline commenting  —  Facebook announced late Wednesday that it's testing tweaks to its news feed …
Sruthi Ramakrishnan / Reuters:
Walmart announces its mobile payment service, Walmart Pay, will be introduced in select US stores on Thursday and nationwide by the first half of 2016  —  Wal-Mart enters mobile payment with launch of Walmart Pay  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would launch 'Walmart Pay …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Widens Its Advertising Net, Tests Promoted Tweets With Logged-Out Users  —  It's been over a year since Twitter first said it planned to monetize logged-out users — that is, make money off the 500 million or so people who dip in and read Tweets without being signed in or even registered.

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