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December 6, 2017, 1:20 PM

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Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Amazon Prime Video app launches on Apple TV in 100+ countries, supports 4K HDR and Apple's centralized TV app  —  It's been six months since Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon Prime Video would be coming to Apple TV later this year, and now that app is officially beginning to roll …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Mozilla countersues Yahoo Holdings and Oath, after they filed against Mozilla last week for switching the default search engine from Yahoo to Google  —  A suit and countersuit are related to a problematic agreement that former CEO Marissa Mayer crafted (badly).
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Microsoft rolls out its collaborative Whiteboard app for Windows 10 users, soliciting feedback while it is in preview  —  When it announced the new Surface Pro a few months back, Microsoft also used the opportunity to preview Whiteboard, a Windows 10 app designed to offer creative and business collaboration across devices.
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
A look at “niche memes”, personal clip art diaries teens post on Instagram to close-knit followers, a trend that took off when they returned to school this fall  —  Almost every day, while she's waiting for soccer practice to begin or for her mom to pick her up from school …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it's pulled support for Amazon Echo Show and will cut access to YouTube on Amazon FireTV starting January 1; Amazon stops selling new Nest devices  —  New Nest devices have mysteriously disappeared from Amazon  —  Three months ago, YouTube pulled its programming …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook tops Glassdoor's list of best places to work for in the US in 2018, as rated by employees, topping the list five times in the last ten years  —  Career website Glassdoor today released its 10th annual Employees' Choice Awards, a list of the 100 best companies to work for in the coming year.
Michael Galvez / The Keyword:
Google updates Search with expanded Featured Snippets and extra info for a single search term as well as queries spanning multiple related searches  —  Search is not just about answering your questions—it's also about discovery.  We search to explore new topics of interest …
Jon Christian / The Outline:
Contributing writers to publications including Mashable, Inc, Business Insider, and Fast Company say they accepted payments in exchange for promoting companies  —  An Outline investigation found that contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop:
Belarusian police arrest man suspected of operating a sprawling botnet network called Andromeda, which had been around since 2011 before its takedown  —  The prolific hacker behind the Andromeda botnet was brought down by open source intelligence, according to the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.

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