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December 14, 2015, 4:00 PM

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Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung Galaxy S7 to have pressure-sensitive display, USB Type-C port for full-day's charging in 30 minutes  —  Samsung Adding Pressure-Sensitive Display, High-Speed Charging Port to Galaxy S7  —  South Korean tech major is also considering a retina scanner for some versions of the new flagship smartphone
Ben Popper / The Verge:
FAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016  —  Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today.  The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 50 pounds must be registered by February 19th, 2016.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Killing Photo Syncing, Asks Users To Download Its “Moments” App Instead  —  Facebook clearly believes it has its next hit app on its hands to follow Messenger with its private photo-sharing service, Moments.  The company has now announced it will soon discontinue support for photo syncing …
Wall Street Journal:
Canyon Capital, Eric Jackson's SpringOwl join Starboard in calling for change at Yahoo  —  Yahoo Investors Tighten Screws  —  Canyon Capital, SpringOwl lay out varying proposals to slash workforce, replace CEO Mayer, find a buyer  —  Yahoo Inc. is facing new pressure from investor groups …
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Google's Inbox now allows you to share trip bundles, add emails to a trip bundle, view trip info offline, attach multiple photos easier  —  Google updates Trip Bundles for road warriors using Inbox  —  After holding off on switching to Google's Inbox app, the updated Trip Bundles feature …
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Facebook announces Parse SDKs for Apple Watch and Apple TV, and Embedded Video Player API, oEmbed support  —  Facebook drops new video embed API and SDKs for Apple Watch and Apple TV  —  Facebook is giving developers a few more tools to work with today, and is launching a new video embedding API …
Chris Phillips / Pandora Blog:
Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio, a personalized radio station based on your thumbs ups  —  Thumbprint Radio: A Uniquely Personal Station Inspired By All of Your Thumbs Up  —  Today we launched Thumbprint Radio - a hyper-personalized station for each listener.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SHA1 sunset will block millions from encrypted net, Facebook warns  —  Companies unveil controversial fallback plan for tens of millions of browsers.  —  Tens of millions of Internet users will be cut off from encrypted webpages in the coming months unless sites are permitted to continue using SHA1 …
More: Facebook and BBC

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Microsoft:
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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.
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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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