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November 21, 2016, 1:30 PM

Top News

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple disbands division that develops AirPort wireless routers, which were last refreshed in 2013, and reassigns its engineers to other projects  —  Apple disbands its router division, reassigns engineers  —  Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches ephemeral live video that followers can watch only when it's streaming and Snapchat-style disappearing private messages  —  Instagram is combining the best of Snapchat and Periscope to help you get comfortable on camera.  Rather than overlap with Facebook Live and Messenger …
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Symantec has agreed to acquire ID theft protection service LifeLock for $2.3B  —  Acquisition forms “world's largest digital safety platform for consumers and families.”  —  Symantec on Sunday agreed to acquire LifeLock, a consumer identity-theft protect service, for $2.3 billion to form the …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn, the target of DDoS attacks that took many popular websites offline a month ago, for an undisclosed amount  —  A timely, if a little surprising, piece of M&A this morning from Oracle: the enterprise services company announced that it has acquired Dyn …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google opens up Team Drives, its new product for business file sharing, to early adopters  —  Google is opening up applications to businesses interested in testing its new file-sharing product called Team Drives.  Announced earlier this fall, the focus of Team Drives is to offer companies …
Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
The buggy $1,495 June Intelligent Oven is all that's wrong with Silicon Valley design: automated yet distracting, boastful yet mediocre, confident yet wrong  —  Automated yet distracting.  Boastful yet mediocre.  Confident yet wrong.  —  I slide a piece of salmon into the June, one of the most advanced ovens ever built.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Hands-on with Intel's Project Alloy “merged reality” headset prototype; Intel says a new version with upgraded internals and camera is coming in 2017  —  Stranger than fiction  —  In August of this year, Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich appeared onstage during …

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