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Jeff Bezos aerospace startup Blue Origin makes first successful rocket landing on Earth

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos made his first tweet since launching a Twitter account in 2008 to celebrate Blue Origin's successful rocket landing. 
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Airbnb raises $100 million in new funding round, valued at $25.5 billion

Airbnb ran another funding round in November, with a valuation of $25.5 billion. It is the second funding round this year by the rent lodging company. 

Bangladesh bans Facebook and chat apps for being used to carry out crimes

Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber have all been banned in Bangladesh, following an accusation that the chat apps are being used to commit crimes. 
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U.K. carrier EE considers blocking adverts on mobile

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Sailfish OS creator Jolla will restructure debt, cut half its workforce

Jolla, the Finnish creator of Sailfish OS, has filed for debt restructuring, delaying a planned financial round. The company plans to cut half its staff.
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T-Mobile Binge On doesn’t violate Net neutrality rules, says FCC chairman

T-Mobile's latest Un-Carrier service, Binge On, does not appear to violate the Net neutrality rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
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YouTube changes its tune, will now defend select channels against DMCA takedowns

YouTube will defend select video creators from DMCA abuse with a new $1 million legal protection fund.

Don’t want to hand a $600 smartphone to a kid? Yip Yap has the perfect solution

Yip Yap announced a new Bluetooth mobile for kids, named Pipsqueak, on Indiegogo earlier this week.
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Elephant Door can tell when someone’s trying to break in and scares them off

Elephant Door is the latest smart home device that alerts the homeowner to attempted burglaries, maintaining a high level of security without an alarm.
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Apple predicted to sell 2.6 million iPad Pro units despite production delays

Apple is on course to sell 2.6 million iPad Pro units by the end of the fiscal year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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You can now stream Android apps through Google Search

Google has announced a way to stream an app on Search, letting users bypass the download and continue to the use the app for a limited time.
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Apple takes home 94 percent of smartphone market profit

Apple takes the lion share of the smartphone market profit, surpassing its own record of 92 percent to reach 94 percent this quarter.

MetroPCS customers, don't despair — Music Freedom and Binge On is here

T-Mobile is porting some of its well loved features to MetroPCS customers, including Music Freedom and Data Maximizer.
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Tim Cook says Apple will not build a converged Mac and iPad

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will not create a Mac-iPad hybrid, claiming consumers don't actually want a device like that.
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Lenovo plans to enter U.S. mobile market next year, reports poor sales in China

Lenovo has reported its first quarterly loss in six years, but investors aren't worried, with revenue higher than expected and a strong future outlook.
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Airbnb changes its tune, might help cities with housing crisis ban multiple listings

Airbnb has changed its position on offering information on hosts to city leaders, announcing a new system for cataloging rates, income, and other expenses.
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Leaked BlackBerry Vienna sports all-metal design, keyboard, Android

BlackBerry's second Android phone could be coming sooner than we expected, with new leaks showing an always-present physical keyboard and all-metal design.
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NY attorney general calls fantasy sport sites illegal gambling services

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has sent a cease-and-desist letter to FanDuel and DraftKings, the two largest daily fantasy sports providers.
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Microsoft announces local data centers for German cloud users to avoid U.S. spies

Microsoft is starting to launch new data centers in Europe after the U.S.-EU safe harbor agreement was deemed invalid by the European Union.

Everything you need to know about Apple’s iPad Pro

Apple has bucked the trend of disregarding the iPad, with the announcement of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Cell phone towers might be getting replaced by Philips' new streetlights

Los Angeles has announced a new partnership with electronics giant Philips to build 100 4G LTE streetlights, capable of connecting you to the Internet.

BlackBerry has other devices planned, but Priv market performance will impact company’s future projects

BlackBerry will not give up on the hardware business yet, but its chief executive, John Chen, did say sales of the Priv would sway future decisions.

Cracked Nexus 6P? You're not the only one

Early Nexus 6P units may have a design flaw causing the rear panel, which houses the camera, to crack spontaneously.
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Vodafone releases an app that enlists its customers to help the fight against cancer

Vodafone's new Android app lets you donate mobile data to help speed up medical research for various strains of cancer.
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Apple Watch reaches 7 million sales, but will miss ambitious analyst predictions

Seven million Apple Watches have been sold since launch according to Canalys, an analytics firm. That is a firm number, but not enough for some analysts.
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Huawei’s all-metal G8 smartphone shows up internationally as the G7 Plus

Huawei's secondary device launch at IFA 2015 is still a killer in the mid-range market, with an all-metal design, Snapdragon 615 processor, and 3GB of RAM.
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Apple patents Touch ID “panic mode” for iPhone

Apple's newest patent details new gestures that iPhone users might be able to implement on the Touch ID sensor, including a panic mode.
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A seventh of the world’s population visits Facebook every day

Facebook has confirmed one billion people view their News Feed every day, and 1.4 billion people check on mobile once a month.
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BlackBerry falls to fifth place as Samsung's Tizen grows in Southeast Asia

BlackBerry is now officially on life support, as new reports show Samsung's Tizen OS has surpassed it to become the fourth-largest mobile OS.
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Google Maps adds spoken traffic alerts on iOS

In the newest update to the iOS app, Google Maps will now read out traffic alerts, giving you a summary of the traffic ahead and what to expect.
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Google may revamp the Android One program after a gloomy first year

Google is said to be working on a revised Android One program, giving manufacturers more freedom regarding components and software.
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Verizon wants your kids, launches two wearables and a tablet to entice them

Verizon might be planning to launch two LG-branded kid-friendly wearables in time for the holiday season, named the GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget.

India might be the next to adopt Project Loon, Alphabet’s ambitious Internet plan

Alphabet is in preliminary talks with India's government about establishing a constellation of Internet balloons across the country through Project Loon.
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San Francisco votes against limiting short-term Airbnb rentals

San Francisco has voted against a controversial proposal titled Local Measure F, which would have seen a lot of regulation hit short-term rentals.