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December 6, 2017, 5:30 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 …
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).
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.

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