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December 16, 2016, 2:50 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Inside Trump's tech summit: Nadella talks immigration, Sandberg brings up STEM, and Bezos raises China; execs say Trump's kids involvement was inappropriate  —  It's almost like Recode was in the air duct at Trump Tower.  —  The leaders of tech were closemouthed about their meeting …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Facebook underreported iPhone traffic to Instant Articles tracked by comScore from Sept. 30 to Nov. 30; report says some publishers' numbers affected by 10-20%  —  Facebook announced on Friday that it had made another measurement error, this time affecting publishers that use its Instant Articles content platform.
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Hopper flight booking app raises $61M Series C after raising $12M in March and growing sales 23 times in the past year, to about $1M in gross bookings a day  —  Pictured are representations of Hopper's apps.  Hopper enables consumers to track flights, and counsels them whether to wait or buy now for the best deal.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vine won't be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as “Vine Camera”  —  In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, its app that let users create and share 6-second looping videos.  Today, the company says it won't actually pull the Vine app from the app store …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Mercedes-Benz starts testing Croove, a pure peer-to-peer car rental service in Munich; owners can rent out cars in good condition from any brand  —  It's become a well-trod refrain, but carmakers are looking at what comes after ownership, and car-sharing between individual owners and renters is one of those models.
Greg Chiemingo / Evernote Blog:
Evernote backtracks, will no longer change its privacy policy in January after user backlash, will not let employees read notes unless users opt-in  —  “Trust is at the heart of our service.  That means we need to be transparent, admit our missteps, and commit to making the Evernote experience …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Plex will stop supporting Amazon Cloud Drive after December 31st  —  You won't be able to stream movies or songs on Plex straight from Amazon Cloud Drive the moment the year changes.  Plex Cloud, the company's service that gives you a way to play media saved in the cloud, will no longer support Amazon after December 31st.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Oculus launches Parties voice chat system and Rooms — “virtual living spaces” for Gear VR  —  A new way to hang out with friends in VR  —  Oculus wants people to think of virtual reality as more than a solitary, gaming-centric experience.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Audio syncing app AmpMe updated to support music streaming across multiple Bluetooth speakers using almost any phone  —  iOS or Android, too  —  In 2015, a small company called AmpMe rolled out an app with a clever premise — it let you sync audio playback across any number of phones …
More: DeviceMAG, Techvibes, and VentureBeatThanks:@gdelman
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Source: Apple to begin selling AirPods in its retail stores on Monday, December 19  —  Apple will begin selling AirPods in its retail stores starting on Monday, December 19, according to a retail source that shared the news with MacRumors.  Apple is currently informing stores about the imminent launch …

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