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December 26, 2015, 12:50 PM

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Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Valve says caching issue that allowed Steam users to view pages of others has been fixed, believes no other unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts  —  Steam Goes Nuts, Offers Access To Other People's Accounts  —  Steam faced something of a catastrophe this afternoon …
Corinne Reichert / ZDNet:
Comcast installs its first commercial modem with DOCSIS 3.1 technology for a customer in Philadelphia, providing speeds of up to 1 Gbps  —  Comcast now offering 1Gbps speeds across DOCSIS 3.1  —  Comcast has connected the first commercial DOCSIS 3.1 service to a customer in Philadelphia, providing speeds of up to 1Gbps.
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.
Benedict Evans:
16 mobile theses on what is driving transformation in technology and the Internet today  —  16 mobile theses  —  We're now coming up to 9 years since the launch of the iPhone kicked off the smartphone revolution, and some of the first phases are over - Apple and Google both won the platform war …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Profile of Samy Kamkar, hacker behind MySpace Samy worm, Evercookie, and OwnStar, who now showcases his skills on his YouTube channel named Applied Hacking  —  The Greatest Hits of Samy Kamkar, YouTube's Favorite Hacker  —  In an age when hackers hire themselves out to organized crime schemes …
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: Seeking AlphaTweets: @wsjd
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 …
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 …
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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