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Amazon sold 5.1M Echo devices in the US since 2014 launch, about 2M of them in first nine months of 2016, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Amazon sold 5.1M Echo devices in the US since 2014 launch, about 2M of them in…

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CNN acquires social-video startup Beme, co-founded by YouTube star Casey Neistat; app to be shut down, team to form a new media startup as an extension of CNN (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Mike Isaac / New York Times: CNN acquires social-video startup Beme, co-founded by YouTube star Casey Neistat; app to be…

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Q&A with Jestin Coler, registered Democrat and founder of Disinfomedia, which owns fake news sites including the Denver Guardian, on ad networks, money, more (Laura Sydell/NPR)

Laura Sydell / NPR: Q&A with Jestin Coler, registered Democrat and founder of Disinfomedia, which owns fake news sites including…

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Best 2016 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other electronics and software (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Best 2016 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other…

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One of Trump's advisers on FCC, Mark Jamison, argued last month that the agency should only regulate radio spectrum licenses, scale back all other functions (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: One of Trump’s advisers on FCC, Mark Jamison, argued last month that the agency should…

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Marc Andreessen talks about sectors tech is disrupting next, flying and autonomous cars, IoT, AR, VR, and more (Casey Newton/TheVerge.com)

Casey Newton / TheVerge.com: Marc Andreessen talks about sectors tech is disrupting next, flying and autonomous cars, IoT, AR, VR,…

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After pivoting from app sales to app analytics and intelligence, Apptopia raises another seed round of $2.7M, led by Sound Ventures (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: After pivoting from app sales to app analytics and intelligence, Apptopia raises another seed round of…

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Report: BMW's i Ventures VC fund increased to $500M from $100M, to relocate from NY to Bay Area (Christoph Steitz/Reuters)

Christoph Steitz / Reuters: Report: BMW’s i Ventures VC fund increased to $500M from $100M, to relocate from NY to…

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Sources: India's Ola is seeking to raise at a $3B to $4B valuation, down from the $5B it was valued at in November 2015 round (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times: Sources: India’s Ola is seeking to raise at a $3B to $4B valuation, down from the $5B…

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Work on Apple's $1B Irish data center delayed until after court hearing in March; locals fear Apple will back out as some contest environmental, economic impact (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Work on Apple’s $1B Irish data center delayed until after court hearing in March; locals fear Apple will back…