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December 11, 2017, 1:15 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
US bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE, a week ahead of futures rollout at rival CME Group; bitcoin's price climbed ~8% in first seven minutes of trading  —  Exchange provider's website experienced outages from heavy traffic  —  The first bitcoin futures started trading Sunday …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
The current Bitcoin economy has mainly replicated core aspects of a centralized finance industry instead of giving rise to a true p2p financial system  —  The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry.  Instead, it has replicated it.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The “pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations” argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake  —  Long time readers of Techdirt may know (as I've noted several times), that in the mid-2000s when the net neutrality debate …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
A look at how self-driving vehicles, including cars and trucks, may positively affect the economy by creating new jobs and opportunities  —  Millions of people drive for a living; autonomous technology could make their work obsolete  —  Millions of people drive for a living; autonomous technology could make their work obsolete
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google brings back play/pause touch controls to Home Mini via long press on sides, after top touch input was disabled due to bug that caused unwanted recording  —  The Google Home Mini is a super-affordable way to get Google Assistant in your life, but Google was forced to hobble the device shortly …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook appears to have quietly killed its Ticker feature, which displayed a real-time feed of friends' activity  —  As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82M more into Movile for its Latin American food delivery business, iFood, bringing total raised by Movile to $250M+  —  To hear Naspers and the Latin American marketplace developer Movile tell it, food is the thing to make a company king in international markets.
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
German startup Idagio raises €8M Series A for its paid classical music streaming service, which currently lists about 140,000 recordings  —  Idagio, a classical music streaming service, has raised €8 million in a Series A round from Tengelmann Ventures, Mülheim/Ruhr, btov Partners, and a number of angel investors.

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