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December 7, 2016, 2:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky to rejoin Y Combinator as partner; Fitbit close to buying Pebble software assets, has sent job offers to 40% of Pebble staff  —  Pebble CEO Migicovsky said planning to join Y Combinator  —  Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, is close to buying software assets …
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.
Bloomberg:
SoftBank CEO meets with Trump, says firm will invest $50B, create 50K 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
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.
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 …
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 …
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google X plans Wing Marketplace, an online exchange for $6 drone deliveries from partner retailers and restaurants, amid troubled Project Wing efforts  —  Google parent's struggle to launch a delivery-drone business is part of tech's broader problem with physics …
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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Docker acquires file syncing and sharing app Infinit, will open-source the software  —  Docker, the startup that pushes open source software for packaging up code into containers that can be deployed on many machines, today announced its latest acquisition: file transfer app Infinit.

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