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December 20, 2021, 11:00 AM

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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Oracle will acquire electronic medical records company Cerner for $28.3B, or $95 per share, in an all-cash deal  —  - Enterprise software giant Oracle will acquire electronic medical records company Cerner.  —  Enterprise software giant Oracle will buy electronic medical records company Cerner …
Ben Bowman / The Streamable:
YouTube TV reaches a deal with Disney to bring back 17+ channels including ABC, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic  —  After one day of being dark, YouTube TV and Disney have reached a deal which will see more than 17 Disney-owned channels, including local ABC affiliates, Disney Channel, and ESPN return to the service.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Social gaming startup Rec Room raises $145M led by Coatue at a $3.5B valuation, up from $1.25B in March, and says it has 37M players, up from 2M in March  —  On the heels of Roblox hitting it big with its platform for user-created gaming content, another startup has landed a major round …
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Leaked docs: Facebook has not developed Finnish-language automated moderation for hate speech and other content, and employs just 11 moderators based in Berlin  —  A data leak reveals Facebook is unable to control hate speech in minority languages like Finnish.
New York Times:
Investigation details China's social media propaganda machine, which uses private contractors to generate content to spread on Facebook and Twitter  —  Register accounts on foreign social media platforms  —  按月报单 价  —  境外.交平 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
The case for Apple to offer a 15-inch iPad home hub is made clear by devices like the Portal and Echo Show 15, as well as Apple's ~5% smart speaker market share  —  I've been testing Amazon.com Inc.'s new Echo Show 15.  My takeaway: It's time for Apple Inc. to get serious about the smart home and launch a giant iPad as a new hub.

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