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December 13, 2019, 2:35 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's next-gen Xbox, once-codenamed Project Scarlett, is officially called Xbox Series X, and looks more like a PC than past consoles  —  Xbox now looks like a PC  —  Microsoft's next-generation Xbox is officially called Xbox Series X. Microsoft revealed the name and console design on stage at the Game Awards today.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple buys Spectral Edge, a UK startup whose tech improves the colors in photos by taking infrared shots and blending them with standard photos  —  - Spectral Edge technology improves colors in smartphone photos  — Photograph is a key differentiator in the smartphone market
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Unencrypted hard drives with payroll data, including names, bank account numbers, compensation info of 29,000 Facebook employees, stolen in a car break-in  —  - Some 29,000 current, former employees impacted by theft  — Unencrypted hard drives were stolen from payroll worker's car
Wall Street Journal:
Trump agrees to a limited trade deal with China that could result in Apple and others avoiding a 15% tariff on their products set to begin on Dec. 15  —  Plan would prevent new tariffs planned for Sunday and roll back some existing tariff rates  —  President Trump has agreed …
Bloomberg:
Inside Google's culture war as some employees and managers describe a “climate of fear” and the erosion of transparency that once defined the company  —  Restive workers see a culture in ‘total collapse.’  —  Each morning, workers at Google get an internal newsletter called the “Daily Insider.”
Reuters:
German food delivery company Delivery Hero to buy its South Korean rival Woowa Brothers for $4B  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - German food delivery company Delivery Hero (DHER.DE) has agreed to acquire its South Korean rival Woowa Brothers for $4 billion, Woowa Brothers said in a statement on Friday.

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