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December 11, 2020, 1:05 PM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kyunghee Park / Bloomberg:
Hyundai buys an 80% stake in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the robot company at $1.1B  —  - SoftBank, affiliates to retain 20% interest in U.S. company  — South Korean group develops robots for practical use  —  Hyundai Motor Group agreed to buy a controlling stake …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Microsoft releases a preview of x64 emulation on Windows for ARM, available to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel  —  All your apps should now run on ARM  —  Microsoft is finally releasing x64 emulation on Windows for ARM to testers today, after announcing that the feature was coming back in September.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: SVP of hardware tech Johny Srouji told staff that Apple has started working on its own cellular modem for future devices, to replace Qualcomm chips  —  - Component would eventually replace mobile chips from Qualcomm  — Srouji describes in-house design efforts in town hall meeting
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tim Cook says it “seems likely” that the majority of teams at Apple won't be back at the office before June 2021  —  - CEO discusses work through pandemic in meeting with employees  — Cook suggests company may be more flexible about remote work
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
AirPods Max sound great and are very well made, but they're expensive, heavy, and would be amazing living room headphones if Apple TV supported spatial audio  —  What a fascinating product Apple's new AirPods Max are.  At $550, they are indisputably expensive, and at 385 grams, they are undeniably heavy.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Facebook doxes and suspends accounts of APT32, one of the most active state-sponsored hacking groups that began in 2014, linking it to an IT group in Vietnam  —  Facebook suspends accounts linked to APT32, says the group used its platform to spread malware.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Brave introduces Brave Today, a news reader designed around privacy, powered by Brave's new CDN which delivers feeds anonymously to users  —  By design, Brave Today doesn't let the company or third parties build user profiles.  —  Brave Software, maker of the Brave Web browser …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Disney will raise the cost of Disney+ to $7.99 per month, up from $6.99, in the US starting in March 2021, as the company heavily invests in content offerings  —  The service's first price hike  —  Disney Plus is following Netflix and introducing a $1 price hike for subscribers in the United States, raising it to $7.99 a month.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Chip Cutter / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon says it aims to provide free training to 29M people worldwide, who are not already employed by the company, in cloud computing skills by 2025  —  New programs seek to help people from Montana to Nigeria attain roles ranging from tech support to machine learning
New York Times:
Legal experts say FTC and state AGs will find it challenging to prove their allegations against Facebook because the standards of proof are formidable  —  The U.S. and states cases against the social network are far from a slam dunk because the standards of proof are formidable.
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