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December 6, 2016, 9:25 PM

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Bloomberg:
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says firm will invest $50B, create 50K new jobs in US; source says money to come from SoftBank's previously announced $100B tech fund  —  President-elect says investment will create 50,000 jobs  —  Son was thwarted in attempts to merge Sprint with T-Mobile
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court throws out $399M penalty judgment against Samsung in patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design, sends the case back to the lower court  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling …
USA Today:
President-elect Trump to host roundtable summit for tech industry leaders on Dec. 14; invitation was sent by Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Peter Thiel  —  SAN FRANCISCO — President-elect Donald Trump has invited technology industry leaders to a roundtable next week in New York.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple debuts single sign-on for iOS and tvOS with 9 partners including Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, but is missing big names like Comcast, Charter, Verizon FiOS  —  But the list of companies supporting the feature at launch is pretty weak  —  The days of having to enter your cable account login details …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn approved by EU, to close in the coming days as it has now received all the regulatory approvals needed  —  It was roughly six months ago, on June 13, that we announced that Microsoft would acquire LinkedIn.  At that time, we said that we aimed to close the deal by the end of the year.
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
YouTube has paid over $1B to the music industry in the last year, from advertising alone  —  In the last year, YouTube has paid out over $1 billion to the music industry from advertising alone, the company revealed on Tuesday.  —  Bolstered by music subscription revenue …
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
Director of AI research at Apple, Russ Salakhutd, says the company's AI researchers will start publishing some of their work, in a shift away from secrecy  —  Artificial intelligence researchers at Apple are going to start publishing some of their work and engaging more with the wider academic community.
Sensor Tower Blog:
Netflix becomes top grossing iOS app in the US for the first time, as weekly net revenue grows to nearly $2.9M  —  Just over a year after Netflix began allowing iOS users to subscribe to its service via in-app purchases, the Netflix app has summited the Top Grossing Apps chart for iPhone on the U.S. App Store.
Urs Hölzle / The Keyword:
Google says it will run its global operations entirely on renewable energy in 2017, claims it is the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable power  —  Every year people search on Google trillions of times; every minute people upload more than 400 hours of YouTube videos.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Pandora unveils its on-demand, personalized music streaming service Premium, with launch expected in Q1 2017  —  That Pandora was planning to launch a full fledged Spotify competitor was no secret.  The company said as much last year when it bought the ashes of Rdio, which had filed for bankruptcy.
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