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November 21, 2016, 11:15 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 …
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.
David Pierce / Wired:
Uber introduces Compliments, allowing riders to give their driver private feedback via pre-made stickers or custom thank you notes  —  Starting today, when you give your Uber driver a five-star rating, your app will ask you to provide them a little extra feedback.
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 …
Jamie Aspinall / The Keyword:
Google updates Popular Times feature in Search and Maps, letting users see how busy places are in real-time  —  'Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends.  That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws.

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