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December 12, 2017, 7:05 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technologies: Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies; two are on iOS and two on Android  —  Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps - a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.”  (Get it?
John Voorhees / MacStories:
Apple announces developers can now make their apps available for pre-order  —  You may recall that when Super Mario Run was announced in 2016, customers could request notification of its release, which was a first at the time on the App Store.  Now, all developers can do something similar by offering their apps for pre-order.
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.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Apple's GymKit, which pairs an Apple Watch to fitness machines, makes its US debut in New York, will roll out to Equinox gyms in 2018  —  The Apple Watch can now tap-to-pair with new connected fitness machines.  Here's how it works.  —  Apple just made connecting to treadmills and ellipticals …
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC chairman Jay Clayton releases statement on cryptocurrencies, says ICOs effective for raising funds “whether they represent offerings of securities or not”  —  SEC Chairman Jay Clayton  —  The world's social media platforms and financial markets are abuzz about cryptocurrencies and “initial coin offerings” (ICOs).
James Vincent / The Verge:
Ex-Facebook VP of user growth and Social Capital CEO says social media is “destroying how society works” and leads to “no civil discourse, no cooperation”  —  ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’  —  Another former Facebook executive …
Alyssa Bereznak / The Ringer:
A look at HQ-like trivia app The Q, which launched last week for iPhone and Android, and offers an average prize payout of $150 vs. HQ's $1K-$10K per game  —  Talking to the CEO of ‘The Q’—which looks a lot like another trivia app you might have heard of  —  In the four months that HQ has existed …
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