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December 12, 2016, 12:55 AM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Tim Cook, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg, plus CEOs of Cisco, IBM, Intel, and Oracle to attend Trump's tech summit in NY; Bezos may attend  —  The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.  —  Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg …
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B fund focused on tech to fight climate change in energy, transportion, agriculture, other industries; directors include Ma, Doerr, Khosla  —  Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Sources: Russia hacked Republican National Committee's systems too but didn't release data, US intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence”  —  Washington — President Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Google's self-driving car team is hiring executives as it prepares to spin out from Alphabet's X  —  The company also expects “significant growth in both team size and geographical footprint” as it graduates from Alphabet's moonshot shop.  —  Google's self-driving project …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Jaap Haartsen on how he invented Bluetooth back in 1994, the protocol's future, the state of wireless audio now that Apple killed iPhone's headphone jack, more  —  Bluetooth has come a long way.  It's gone from being a frustrating standard that only businesspeople used for mobile headsets …
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