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$FB (2:03 p.m. EST): $175.88 (↑ 1.76%) // More info

$SNAP (2:03 p.m. EST): $14.72 ( 1.44%) // More info

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Google is cutting access to YouTube on the Amazon Fire TV beginning Jan. 1. The company is also blocking YouTube from streaming on Amazon's Echo Show Video device. Google's decision seems rooted in Amazon's refusal to carry other Google products. Amazon doesn't carry Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and in November stopped selling some of Nest's latest products. "Given this lack of reciprocity," a Google spokeswoman said. "We are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon." — CNET

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Vine may be preparing for a return. Vine co-founder and CEO Dom Hofmann announced that he is working on a successor to the six-second video app, that shut down in 2016. Twitter bought Vine in 2012 for about $30 million only to close it last year. Hofmann has said he plans to personally fund the new app's development. Vine was popular among users but struggled to grow its business and retain its most popular creators under Twitter's ownership. Hofmann made a cryptic tweet about Vine's possible return and what it might be called. — BUSINESS INSIDER

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Job site Glassdoor has ranked Facebook the No. 1 best place to work. Despite criticism over its apparent role in the circulation of fake news and images of violence streamed on Facebook Live, the social network can lay claim to at least one accolade. It topped the web site's “100 Best Places to Work in 2018” list, based on reviews from employees. Facebook last made the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor's list in 2013. Google took the No. 5 spot for 2018. Yahoo! came in at No. 65 and Apple reached No. 33. — YAHOO!

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Facebook has unveiled a new "Did You Know" feature that asks users random questions. The new section can be found on a person's profile page. It asks people who their favorite superhero is, favorite sport, hidden talent, day of the week they'd rather and their dream job. You can cycle through questions to find one you want to answer and then post it as a status update to show friends. Answers can also be limited to "Only Me." — ENGADGET

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Snapchat has collaborated with several artists to transform their works into augmented reality. As part of Miami's Art week, Snapchat allows people to place the artwork of Deborah Kass, D*Face, Hebru Brantley, Lionel Smit, Nathan Sawaya, and Daniel Arsham into an augmented reality background, using lenses. The works are anchored in place and rendered in 3-D, which invites viewers to walk around the sculptures and examine them from all angles. "The possibilities of virtual art are endless. It is such a unique experience as an artist, to see people interact with your work in this way, on such an expansive platform as Snapchat," said artist Hebru Brantley. — ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

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