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December 26, 2016, 3:35 AM

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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.
Pew Research Center:
Report: 79% of US consumers have shopped online, up from 22% in 2000, while 51% have shopped using a mobile phone, 15% buy something online weekly  —  Americans are incorporating a wide range of digital tools and platforms into their purchasing decisions and buying habits, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google algorithm change appears to be moving Holocaust-denial and other controversial sites down in search results  —  Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for “did the holocaust happen” now appears to be entirely free of denial sites.

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