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December 26, 2016, 1:35 PM

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Mishaal Rahman / xda-developers:
How the shutdown of Cyanogen services and the forking of CyanogenMod to Lineage OS will affect one of Android's most stable custom distributions  —  The King is Dead, Long Live the King!  —  Cyanogen Inc. has finally delivered a bullet to the brain - of CyanogenMod.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Cyanogen announces it will stop issuing Cyanogen-supported nightly builds and shut down all services for the OS on December 31  —  It's been a rocky few months for Cyanogen, the ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google.  It has laid off staff …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Report: Snap acquired four-year-old Israeli AR startup Cimagine Media for $30M to $40M  —  Snap has reportedly made an investment in augmented reality, purchasing Israeli-based startup Cimagine Media in a deal that's said to be worth between $30 million and $40 million.
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
China's “Uber for trucks” Huochebang raises $115M at $1B valuation from Tencent, others  —  Tencent-backed Huochebang raised $115 million for expansion  —  IFC, All-Stars Investment co-led the new funding round  —  Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks known …
Ina Fried / Recode:
Jawbone says Fitbit is no longer seeking to block sales of its products  —  Of course, Jawbone isn't selling that many fitness trackers these days either.  —  Jawbone said Saturday that one part of its legal battle with Fitbit has been resolved.  —  In a statement to Recode …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
CB Insights report: top 5 companies most likely to have an IPO in 2017 are Qualtrics, Blue Apron, Zuora, Okta, and Pluralsight, among 369 firms in pipeline  —  There will be more tech companies going public in 2017 than this year.  —  That's the takeaway from CB Insights' fifth annual Tech …
JC Torres / SlashGear:
Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support  —  The problem with smartphone-powered virtual reality experiences is the dearth of significant content for the platform.  At least compared to the likes of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.  While there are, of course, a few mobile VR apps around …

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