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November 21, 2016, 6:50 PM

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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 …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
WSJ sources: Amazon has held talks with NBA, MLB, and NFL to stream live sports, and has proposed a premium exclusive sports package through Amazon Prime  —  Amazon has held talks with the NBA, MLB and NFL and others to stream live sports, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
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 …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook's fake news problem emerged as it emphasized real-time content, with the debut of its Share button in 2012 and hashtags and Trending in mid-2013  —  As Facebook attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content …
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 …

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