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December 6, 2017, 7:55 PM

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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Steam says it's ending support for bitcoin payments due to “high fees and volatility”, after announcing support via Bitpay in April 2016  —  “It has become untenable to support Bitcoin as a payment option”  —  Valve is ending support for Steam purchases made with bitcoin …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources detail Oracle's campaign against Google, which has included seeding info to reporters, praising legislation Google opposed, and buying billboard spots  —  Oracle has lobbied aggressively — and seeded negative stories about its search foe — as the two battle in court.
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).
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Qualcomm details Snapdragon 845, the successor to 835: 30% faster graphics, better power efficiency and connectivity, 4K HDR, Secure Processing Unit, more  —  Qualcomm detailed its next-generation chipset, the Snapdragon 845, at a press conference in Hawaii this morning.
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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
How new businesses, including 100K+ with $100K+ sales, are using Amazon to sell electronics and other products, often undercutting established competitors  —  A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try.  It's a small, internet-connected video camera …
Queenie Wong / SiliconBeat:
Survey of 869 founders: 78% of women and 48% of men have faced sexual harassment at work or know someone who faced it; 70% of women say it's underreported  —  Sexual harassment scandals continue to rock the tech industry this year, leading to the resignations of prominent Silicon Valley investors and founders.

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