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December 19, 2016, 2:40 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger debuts group video chat supporting 6 users on a split screen who can utilize selfie masks and up to 50 voice/text secondary participants  —  Teen app sensation Houseparty will get some competition as Facebook Messenger islaunching its own split-screen group video chat feature. 6 users …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple says it will appeal EU's $14B tax claim this week, arguing that EU disregarded corporate law and Ireland's tax experts to maximize penalty  —  Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts …
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Mark Zuckerberg talks about progress and challenges building his home assistant Jarvis, a project he's spent 100-150 hours on this year  —  Facebook's CEO still loves to code.  Here's an exclusive peek at his new project, which plays music, makes toast, and occasionally annoys his wife.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
SCOTUS will hear patent case that could limit “venue shopping”, the patent troll practice to file cases in friendly jurisdictions like Eastern District of Texas  —  In a move that may shake-up U.S. patent law, the Supreme Court this week decided to hear a case about where patent owners …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Wearable AR display maker Lumus raises $30M, completing $45M round led by Quanta Computer, with participation from HTC and others  —  Lumus has completed a $45 million funding round for its augmented reality displays for smartglasses.  —  Lumus previously announced it had raised $15 million …
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