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January 2, 2018, 8:50 PM

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple buys buddybuild, an app development service with about 40 employees based in Vancouver, and will roll its product into Xcode  —  Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms.
Emily Chang / Vanity Fair:
An excerpt from Emily Chang's upcoming book Brotopia, on Silicon Valley's drug-fueled sex parties attended by powerful investors and well-known entrepreneurs  —  Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Spotify faces another copyright lawsuit, from Wixen Music, which represents many prominent artists; suit suggests up to 21% of Spotify songs are unlicensed  —  Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan and many others.
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Thiel's Founders Fund bought $15-$20M in bitcoin, now worth hundreds of millions, spread across multiple funds, one of which began investing in mid-'17  —  Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has bought large sums of bitcoin that are now worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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iMac Pro teardown: RAM, dual SSDs, CPU are modular, but GPU is soldered in place and many key components aren't accessible, earning a 3/10 repairability score  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  We dropped $4,999 to get our hands on the hot new space gray Magic Mouse …
The Register:
Security issues arising from design flaw in Intel CPUs will need OS fix which will slow down Windows, Linux, macOS machines; Intel to provide more details soon  —  Other OSes will need an update, performance hits loom  —  A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says it shipped 5B+ items with Prime in 2017 and that more new members joined Prime worldwide in 2017 than any other year  —  Amazon still won't officially reveal how many consumers worldwide participate in its Amazon Prime membership program, but it did today offer a few new stats related to that program's adoption and growth.

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