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December 21, 2021, 1:50 AM

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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.
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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
The UK's National Crime Agency shares 585M+ compromised passwords, found during an investigation, with Have I Been Pwned, after the FBI started sharing in May  —  The UK National Crime Agency has shared a collection of more than 585 million compromised passwords it found during an investigation …
New York Times:
Crypto and blockchain startups raised $28B+ in 2021, up 4x YoY, according to PitchBook, as large tech companies lose execs and engineers to crypto companies  —  Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.
Tim Copeland / The Block:
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 …
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 …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal files for IPO seeking to raise $165M; Snapdeal targets the non-English speaking and non-affluent bulk of India's population  —  Snapdeal Ltd., the Indian e-commerce startup backed by SoftBank Group Corp., filed preliminary documents for an initial public offering …
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 …
New York Times:
Nguyen Xuan Quynh / Bloomberg:
Vietnam-based MoMo, an e-wallet and payments app, raises a ~$200M Series E led by Mizuho Bank at a $2B+ valuation  —  Vietnam's M_Service JSC, which operates Warburg Pincus LLC-backed fintech app MoMo, crossed $2 billion in valuation after raising about $200 million from investors led by Mizuho Bank.
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