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December 12, 2016, 1:15 PM

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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.
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Instagram will roll out live video broadcasting feature to US users over next few days  —  Instagram announced its Live video broadcasting features in November, which allow users to show your followers what you're up to in real-time, and also let users browse for Live videos happening …
More: The Verge and BGR
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nantero raises $21M for ultra-dense carbon nanotube NRAM memory, brings total raised to date to $110M+  —  Nantero has raised $21 million in funding for its carbon nanotube memory devices, which are an alternative to mainstream semiconductor chips.  —  The Woburn, Mass.-based company makes …
Aja Romano / Vox:
Twitter reinstates and re-verifies white nationalist Richard Spencer's personal account, says his accounts were banned for violating multiple accounts rule  —  Twitter banned Richard Spencer because he had too many accounts — not because those accounts promoted racism.

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