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December 8, 2016, 4:55 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Spotify backs away from SoundCloud acquisition after months of talks to focus on IPO  —  The digital music marriage that many wanted to happen isn't happening after all.  Spotify has given up on its latest effort to buy SoundCloud following months of talks between the two …
Bloomberg:
How Alphabet has tightened spending on its Other Bets divisions such as Fiber, a strategy enforced by CFO Ruth Porat, leaving some employees frustrated  —  Alphabet's CFO Ruth Porat wants to bring focus to Mountain View.  Can the moonshot factory adapt?  —  by  —  Subscribe Reprints

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