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December 20, 2021, 9:15 PM

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Stephen Totilo / Axios:
Inside Ubisoft's unprecedented developer exodus over the past 18 months, including at least five of the top 25-credited people from Far Cry 6, its top 2021 game  —  Colleagues across Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft have names for the procession of developers who have departed over the past 18 months …
Taylor Kerns / Android Police:
Google will end support for OnHub, a $200 router and smart home hub launched in 2015, in December 2022, offering owners 40% off the latest Nest Wifi router  —  More like OffHub, am I right?  —  In 2015, Google launched OnHub, a $200 router-smart home hub hybrid with an easy-to-use app to manage it.
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Oracle will acquire electronic medical records company Cerner for $28.3B, or $95 per share, in an all-cash deal, its biggest acquisition yet  —  - Enterprise software giant Oracle will acquire electronic medical records company Cerner.  —  Enterprise software giant Oracle …
New York Times:
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
The US DOJ charges five Russian nationals with hacking two SEC Filing Agents between January 2018 and September 2020, and using the stolen info for stock trades  —  The US Department of Justice has charged today five Russian nationals, including a former officer of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency …
Brian Sozzi / Yahoo Finance:
Rocket Companies, a consumer finance-focused holding company, will pay $1.275B in cash to acquire personal finance app Truebill, which has 2.5M members  —  Rocket Companies CEO Jay Farner wasn't kidding around when he told Yahoo Finance Live in November he was on the hunt for acquisitions …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
The FCC settles with AT&T, Verizon, Intrado, and CenturyLink over failed 911 calls during network outages in 2020; the companies will pay $6M collectively  —  The companies will pay a total of $6 million  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached settlements with AT&T …
Nick Statt / Protocol:
Microsoft's Phil Spencer says the success and growth of games like Minecraft show the ingredients required for the metaverse to shed its dystopian roots  —  When Phil Spencer thinks about the tech and gaming industries' newfound obsession with the metaverse, the Xbox chief's mind goes to Minecraft.

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