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December 11, 2015, 2:10 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google Wallet Will Now Let You Send Money To Anyone With A Phone Number Via SMS (US Only)  —  In an upcoming update to the Google Wallet app for Android, Google will let you send money to anyone in your contacts list with a valid phone number.  The new feature was announced on Google's Commerce Blog …
David Barboza / New York Times:
Alibaba Buying South China Morning Post, Aiming to Influence Media  —  The Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet giant, is making an ambitious play to reshape media coverage of its home country, taking aim at what company executives call the “negative” portrayal of China in the Western media.
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
T-Mobile Giving Verizon Users Free Year of Hulu to Switch  —  T-Mobile continues to dole out Christmas promotions, and this time is taking direct aim at Verizon Wireless.  The company today announced that it's giving customers that switch from Verizon Wireless to T-Mobile a free year of Hulu.
Windows Blog:
Microsoft updates Band with music controls, activity reminders, and improved exercise tracking  —  Stay on top of it all during the holidays and have fun too, with the new Microsoft Band  —  Today, we are excited to announce several new features exclusively for the new Microsoft Band …
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
EA launching esports division, will be led by Peter Moore  —  Start practicing your no-scope headshots and your touchdown dances.  Electronic Arts is pushing into esports with a new branch of the company: the EA Competitive Gaming Division, CEO Andrew Wilson announced today.
Michael Erman / Reuters:
New York judge orders daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings to cease operating in state  —  NY judge shuts down daily fantasy sports in state  —  A New York judge on Friday ruled that daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings must cease operating in the state …
Kevin Rawlinson / BBC:
Kickstarter hires reporter to probe mini-drone Zano project that failed after raising $3.4M from 12K backers  —  Kickstarter hires journalist over Zano take-off failure  —  The crowdfunding site Kickstarter has hired a journalist to investigate the demise of a mini-drone project that failed, despite record funding.

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