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December 12, 2016, 2:55 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 10.2 with US-only TV app, new Messages effects, emoji, wallpapers, more  —  Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2 includes several new features like Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year  —  Following YouTube's rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter's Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams.  National Geographic's Facebook Page will publish …
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B 20-year duration fund to fight climate change in energy, transport, 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.
Will Evans / Reveal:
5 ex-Uber employees say there was broad access to “God View” and abuse of it to track users including celebrities and politicians, even after initial news broke  —  For anyone who's snagged a ride with Uber, Ward Spangenberg has a warning: Your personal information is not safe.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups and backs Element AI, a new Montreal-based incubator co-founded by renowned AI expert Yoshua Bengio  —  Microsoft Ventures today announced two steps that point to how the tech giant's VC arm wants to get involved in artificial intelligence in a big way.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Dropbox is now available on the Xbox One  —  Dropbox has long said that it wants to be available on whatever platforms people use to get things done.  That's why it has done so much to integrate with Microsoft Office over the years, for example.  But the latest place you'll find Dropbox …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out a lightweight web version of its photo-sharing service, Moments  —  When Facebook originally launched its photo-sharing service Moments, the idea was to offer friends and family a better way to send each other photos without having to post them more publicly on the social network itself.

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