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December 20, 2017, 3:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps in push toward platform unification, aims to let developers expand iOS apps to Macs as early as 2018  —  Aim is to let developers expand iOS apps to Mac computers  —  Apple customers have complained some Mac apps get short shrift
Brian Crecente / Rolling Stone:
Reporter describes new demos of Magic Leap's mixed-reality headset and talks with founder Rony Abovitz about the science behind it  —  Rony Abovitz talks with Glixel about the tech and ambitions behind new MR Goggles  —  Magic Leap today revealed a mixed reality headset that it believes reinvents …
Steven Tweedie / Business Insider:
Magic Leap reveals its Magic Leap One “Creator Edition” AR headset, which it says is coming in 2018  —  Magic Leap updated its website on Wednesday morning, revealing its highly anticipated augmented reality smart glasses for the first time.  —  Billed as the Magic Leap One …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Coinbase temporarily disables Bitcoin Cash trading on its subsidiary GDAX exchange after $BCH prices topped $9.5K compared to ~$3K on other exchanges  —  Update : We're still waiting to hear directly from Coinbase on exactly what went wrong, but the company put out a series of tweets confirming …
Brian Armstrong / The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase CEO says Bitcoin Cash price increase before the announcement warrants internal investigation into whether someone at Coinbase profited from inside info  —  Today we announced support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH).  It appears the price of Bitcoin Cash on other exchanges increased in the hours before our announcement.
Justin O'Beirne:
How Google Maps has created data of buildings and “Areas of Interest” from its aerial, satellite, and Street View imagery to take a 6+ year lead over Apple  —  Over the past year, we've been comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps in New York, San Francisco, and London …
CNBC:
European Court of Justice rules that Uber is a transport service, not an information service; decision means EU states can use national laws to regulate Uber  —  Uber is a taxi company, according to a landmark ruling from Europe's highest court.  —  The European Court of Justice (ECJ) …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber says it has hired Barney Harford, former CEO of online travel site Orbitz that was acquired by Expedia in 2015, as its COO  —  Harford becomes company's second-highest ranking executive  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi worked with Harford at Expedia  —  Barney Harford …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Niantic Labs adds support for more advanced AR to Pokemon Go on iOS through Apple's ARKit developer tools  —  A very good reason to keep AR mode on all the time  —  Niantic Labs, the developer of mobile augment reality hit Pokémon Go, today announced that an update of its iOS version …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms Geekbench analysis that shows it manages power demands on iPhones with older batteries to avoid shutdowns, saying it added the feature last year  —  Because of a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs' John Poole, the …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Bill introduced to reauthorize NSA surveillance powers would legalize and expand “about the target” collection, with a vote expected by Thursday at the latest  —  A vote is expected this week  —  One of the NSA's most important surveillance authorizations is set to expire on December 31st …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has sold all of his LTC holdings, says he wants to avoid the conflict of interest that comes with his influence and position  —  Charlie Lee, the former director of engineering at Coinbase, is selling almost all of his holdings in Litecoin (LTC), the cryptocurrency that he founded in 2011.

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