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December 11, 2017, 12:50 PM

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TechCrunch:
Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest  —  After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today.
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 …
TechCrunch:
An unofficial, knockoff version of the MyEtherWallet digital wallet app became the third most popular paid app in the finance category on the iOS App Store  —  An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet's most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins …
Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
How a 2001 retreat in Snowbird, Utah led to the Agile Manifesto and Agile software development practices widely used across the industry  —  Snowbird, Utah, is an unlikely place to mount a software revolution.  Around 25 miles outside Salt Lake City, Snowbird is certainly no Silicon Valley …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Menlo Security, which blocks malware using its cloud-based isolation platform, raises $40M Series C  —  Cybersecurity startup Menlo Security has closed a $40 million series C round of funding from American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, General Catalyst …
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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Blockchain startup Circle's subsidiary CENTRE raises $20M in an ICO under SAFT framework for a platform that aims to connect digital wallets like Alipay, Venmo  —  A subsidiary of blockchain startup Circle created to build an ethereum payments network has raised $20 million in a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale.
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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