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December 8, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung to release Galaxy S8 next year with bezel-less wraparound OLED display and a virtual home button that will be buried under the display  —  March release said to face potential delay on testing  —  Company needs a hit product after exploding Note 7 debacle
Satya Nadella / LinkedIn:
Microsoft closes LinkedIn acquisition, will pursue specific integration scenarios like LinkedIn identity in Office, notifications within Windows, and more  —  Today is an exciting day, one I've been looking forward to since June.  It marks the close of the agreement for Microsoft …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft will use emulation tech to allow Windows 10 on ARM to run x86 Win32 apps through partnership with Qualcomm  —  Microsoft will again seek to expand the reach of its Windows PC operating system to devices running mobile-oriented ARM processors, through a partnership with Qualcomm announced tonight …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft and Intel announce plans to bring advanced security features, mixed reality, and new gaming capabilities to PCs through Project Evo  —  At its WinHEC 2016 opening keynote in Shenzhen, China Thursday morning, Microsoft announced a new collaboration with longtime partner Intel aimed …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 spec with 2x speed, 4x range, and 8x broadcast message capacity, arriving in devices within 2-6 months  —  Bluetooth is about to become a lot less hassle-prone.  The wireless standard's Special Interest Group has officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 spec …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Shigeru Miyamoto explains why Mario runs on his own in Super Mario Run, launching next week on iPhone, and says the game will introduce new players to Nintendo  —  The creator of Mario on how smartphones will introduce new players to Nintendo  —  In 2004, Nintendo released …
Andrea Wong / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple parks much of its foreign earnings tax-free in US via US bond purchases; filings show Treasury Dept. paid Apple $600M+ in interest over 5 years  —  Over the years, Apple Inc. has become the poster child for U.S. multinationals accused of sheltering overseas profits to avoid the IRS.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is in talks with movie studios to get earlier access to releases for iTunes, possibly as soon as two weeks after theater debut  —  Movie companies said discussing rentals 2 weeks after debut  —  Encryption technology said to be one concern in negotiations
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Used car marketplace Beepi shutting down operations outside of California, laying off 180 staff, merging with Fair.com  —  After going through nearly $150 million in funding, peer-to-peer used-car marketplace Beepi.comis shifting gears.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
European Commission report: IT companies, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft only review 40% of material flagged as hate speech within 24 hours  —  European officials pushed on Tuesday for American technology giants to do more to tackle online hate speech across the region …

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