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Here’s what going on in tech on Friday…

–Could we end the year without reports of a “massive” leak about the next model of the iPhone? Of course we couldn’t.

–Apple’s wireless AiPods are such a hot item that, apparently, online orders might not be shipped until February. But, there are online sites to help you find out when AirPods will be available in your local Apple store

Venture capitalists are said to be more optimistic about the market for investing in 2017 following a sluggish 2016.

–It should be no surprise that Tesla’s Elon Musk keeps some things secret until he’s ready to show off the company’s next car. With that in mind, there’s a look at 12 secrets about Tesla cars that most people probably don’t know.

–And speaking of Elon Musk … His SpaceX company has loaded up the Iridium satellites that will be the payload for its first launch since its Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad in Florida in September.

Amazon is running a Digital Day promotion today, cutting prices on many digital items like movies and games. It’s worth keeping in mind that the deals are only on digital items.

–And more along the Amazon front … Following a year of big successes for the online retailer/TV streaming/web services/you name it giant, what could 2017 have in store for the company?

Photo: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook shows off the one-billionth iPhone sold by the company. Already, leaks about what the so-called iPhone 8 will be like are making the rounds nine months before the phone will likely be released. (Apple/Bay Area News Group Files)

 

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