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December 8, 2016, 2:05 PM

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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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung to release Galaxy S8 next year with bezel-less wraparound OLED display and a virtual home button  —  March release said to face potential delay on testing  —  Company needs a hit product after exploding Note 7 debacle  —  Samsung Electronics Co. will create an all-screen front …
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:
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google will now let select developers create pre-approved “conversation actions” for Google Home, with all developers getting access “early next year”  —  Actions for the Google Assistant are coming early next year  —  Google is announcing today that it's ready …
Bloomberg:
Facebook investor lawsuit alleges Marc Andreessen aided Zuckerberg's interests instead of shareholders'; documents show Zuck interested in government service  —  Earlier this year, Facebook Inc.'s Mark Zuckerberg came to his shareholders with a big question: would they approve …
Laura Jones / Windows Blog:
Microsoft refreshes the design of its Cortana app and brings it to the UK, available now on Android and “in a few weeks” on iOS  —  Coming to the UK:  —  The Cortana Android and iOS apps are coming to the UK, extending the functionality of your Cortana on Windows 10 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson defends AT&T-Time Warner merger at Senate subcommittee hearing, saying deal won't hurt customers or competitors  —  AT&T denies that it will restrict Time Warner content to its own network.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke at a Senate antitrust …

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