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December 15, 2015, 7:20 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Android Pay now works in mobile apps, with discounts in select apps including OpenTable, Lyft, and DoorDash to encourage use  —  Android Pay Now Works In Mobile Apps  —  Following its launch this fall, Google's Apple Pay rival known as Android Pay is taking another notable step this morning …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Pebble rolls out free health-tracking system, Pebble Health, to new Pebble models except Classic and Classic Steel, adding native step counting, sleep tracking  —  The Pebble smartwatch finally does real fitness tracking  —  Pebble may have started out as a smartwatch for early adopters …
Charlie Osborne / CNET:
UK police arrest 21-year-old in connection with last month's VTech hack that exposed data of 6M+ children  —  Man arrested in VTech children's data hack  —  A 21-year-old British man is accused in the cyberattack, which stole data of more than 6 million children.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes On Angie's List And Yelp With New Site For Finding Top-Rated Local Businesses  —  Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providers in their area.  At the easy-to-access URL Facebook.com/services …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
University of California launches $250M venture fund to invest in startups from the UC system  —  University of California Launches $250 Million Venture Fund  —  The University of California announced a $250 million venture fund to invest in startups “emerging from the University of California system.”
Oliver Ellrodt / Reuters:
Facebook, Google, Twitter agree to delete hate speech in 24 hours: Germany  —  Germany said on Tuesday that Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours, a new step in the fight against rising online racism following the refugee crisis.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Project Fi now supports tablets and Internet-only devices, won't charge monthly device fee, lets you add up to nine data-only devices to your plan  —  Project Fi Now Supports Tablets And Internet-Only Devices, Won't Charge A Bogus Per-Month “Device Fee”  —  A Project Fi support page for tablets and …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter Expands Moments To The U.K.  —  Twitter is expanding Moments, its media rich, breaking news focused feed, to U.K. users today.  The company debuted the feature in the U.S. back in October, and has since also rolled it out in Brazil.  So this is not the first international expansion for Moments …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple has a new unit in Taiwan working on display technologies that is staffed by former AU Optronics and Qualcomm display engineers  —  Apple Opens Secret Laboratory in Taiwan To Develop New Screens  —  Engineers developing LCD, OLED technologies for devices
Ry Crist / CNET:
Latest Hue Bridge software update ends support for unapproved third party bulbs using ZigBee wireless protocol  —  Philips Hue cuts support for third-party bulbs  —  Citing “an increasing number of interoperability issues,” Philips is changing its policies and locking out third-party smart bulbs until …

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