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Friday December 2, 2016
Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Startup's CEO New VP of Product
Right after acquiring a startup called Yes, Twitter appointed the firm's CEO as its new product vice president. Twitter has been without an exec in that position since former VP Kevin Weil left in January.

Nokia Plans Smartphone Return with New Android Devices
After years of multiple corporate makeovers, Finland-based Nokia, once the world's largest seller of mobile phones, plans to re-enter the market in 2017 with a new lineup of Android-powered smartphones.

How Much Are Those Stolen Credit Cards Worth?
You don't have to be a bank to make money on credit cards. A hacker can make between $250,000 and $1M by selling a batch of 50 to 100 credit card numbers, and shrewd buyers can make millions more.

Facebook Aims To Be Your New Gaming Arcade
Social giant Facebook is rolling out a product called Instant Games, which lets users play mobile games like Pac-Man and Words With Friends inside the core Facebook app and Facebook Messenger.

Netflix Lets Users Download Videos for Offline Viewing
Video streaming service Netflix has begun rolling out the ability to download videos from to smartphones and tablets for offline viewing. Video downloads will be provided at no added cost.

GoPro Cuts Staff Amid Restructuring
Action camera maker GoPro will cut more than 200 full-time positions as part of a company-wide restructuring. The company will also close its entertainment division and reduce its facilities.

DirecTV Wants To Be the Next Online Substitute for Cable
It's unclear if AT&T's new service DirecTV Now will break out with consumers. But it has the size to get better deals from entertainment firms, who have slowly come around to the idea of streaming.

Toyota Says New Technology Means Longer Battery Life
In an advance that may boost the cruise range of electric vehicles by 10 percent to 15 percent, Toyota has developed a new way of observing the movements of tiny particles in batteries.

An Entertaining Holiday Gift Guide for Techies
There are lots of great tech products out there this year, from smart home devices to drones to new computers to smart watches. But the most exciting products of all are in the entertainment category.

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