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December 24, 2015, 11:25 PM

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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 …
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 …
BostonGlobe.com:
DraftKings and FanDuel sue to keep operating in Illinois  —  Fantasy sports companies including Boston's DraftKings Inc. went to court in Illinois on Thursday in a bid to keep operating there after the state's attorney general said their cash-prize games were illegal.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Fujitsu spins out its PC and mobile divisions  —  Much in the same way that Sony got rid of its PC division last year, Fujitsu has announced that it'll do the same in 2016.  The outfit's leadership has revealed that its laptop and desktop firm will be spun out into a new wholly owned subsidiary …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Twilio has filed confidentially for an IPO; Okta and Coupa are interviewing potential underwriters  —  Nutanix, Okta, Twilio and Coupa Ready 2016 IPOs  —  Startups valued at more than $1 billion herald rebound in tech IPOs after a slow year  —  Four technology startups …
More: VentureBeatTweets: @wsjd
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 …
Reuters:
Palantir adds another $200M to its financing round, now totaling $880M, updated SEC filing shows  —  Palantir Technologies raises $880 million from investors  —  Palantir Technologies, a big-data Silicon Valley company that helps government agencies track down terrorists and uncover financial fraud …
Asif S. / SamMobile:
Samsung announces the Galaxy A9 with 6-inch 1080p display, 4,000 mAh battery, 13 mpx camera with OIS, available in China later this month  —  Samsung announces the Galaxy A9 with a 4,000 mAh battery  —  As we reported earlier today, Samsung has announced the Galaxy A9 in China today during its Galaxy A Party 2016 event.

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