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December 9, 2017, 11:45 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple's design group after handing off managerial duties in 2015  —  Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple's design group after handing off managerial duties …
First Round Capital:
Survey: for first time more founders say sales leaders, not engineers, are hardest to hire; 53% say investors have more sway in deals, compared to 39% in 2016  —  Every year, we survey as many venture-backed startup founders as possible to figure out what it's like to run a technology company right now.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
A look at APT 34, a hacking group targeting Middle Eastern critical infrastructure companies; FireEye says APT 34 has hallmarks of Iranian hacking activity  —  THE INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE agency always has a keen interest in Iran's hacking activity.  And new research published …
TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple to acquire music recognition app Shazam; one source puts the deal at about $400M; Shazam's post-money valuation after its 2015 funding was $1.02B  —  As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services.

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