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December 23, 2015, 11:25 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The Beatles are available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon's Prime Music, and others from December 24  —  Sources: Beatles hit Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, other streaming services on Dec. 24  —  You can spend Christmas streaming the Beatles.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
How employee stock took the biggest hit when Good Technology, once valued at $1.1B, passed on a $825M offer and later sold to BlackBerry for $425M  —  When a Unicorn Start-Up Stumbles, Its Employees Get Hurt  —  On Sept. 4, employees of Good Technology, a mobile security start-up in Sunnyvale …
Bryan Lufkin / Gizmodo:
Disney-funded VR service, Littlstar, announces it's bringing 360-degree videos to Apple TV  —  You Can Now Watch 360-Degree Video on Your TV  —  Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos.  Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video.
The Intercept:
Top-secret document from 2011 reveals that GCHQ, with cooperation of NSA, acquired the capability to exploit 13 models of Juniper firewalls  —  NSA Helped British Spies Find Security Holes In Juniper Firewalls  —  A top-secret document dated February 2011 reveals that British spy agency GCHQ …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Judge dismisses case alleging Apple failed to deliver texts to customers who switched from iPhones to Android devices in violation of Federal Wiretap Act  —  Apple wins complete victory in class-action lawsuit that claimed iMessage was rigged to not deliver texts to Android phones
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter wants to patent a drone controlled by tweets  —  Twitter may be the latest tech giant interested in unmanned aerial vehicles — but not for delivery.  The company has applied for a patent, which became available last week, for a drone capable of taking photos and videos and transmitting them through users' Twitter accounts.
Hyatt Newsroom:
Hyatt notifies customers it found malware on its payment processing systems  —  Hyatt Notifies Customers Of Malware Activity  —  CUSTOMERS ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW PAYMENT CARD ACCOUNT STATEMENTS CLOSELY  —  Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that it recently identified malware …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Evernote's Exits Continue As VPs Of Partnerships And Brand Both Move On  —  Evernote is a company very much in transition, and that's highlighted by the exit of couple of notable vice presidents at the company.  Vice President of Partnerships Alex Pachikov, a nine-year veteran at the company …
Pankaj Doval / The Economic Times:
Indian regulator asks Facebook's telecom partner Reliance Communications to temporarily suspend Free Basics service on net neutrality grounds  —  Put Facebook's Free Basics service on hold, TRAI tells Reliance Communications  —  Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) …

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