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November 18, 2016, 3:40 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple offers qualified users $150 repairs for iPhone 6 Plus devices with “touch disease” or unresponsive screens, will give refunds to users who have paid more  —  Apple today launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, addressing complaints about a manufacturing issue …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
AT&T customers will be able to send messages via Echo as Amazon adds Send Message skill to Alexa on November 19  —  Alexa's on a quite a roll of late.  Amazon's AI assistant is adding new skills all the time, and this week the company's adding one of its highest profile partners.
Katrina Brooker / Vanity Fair:
Airbnb launches 500+ guide-led experiences called Trips, available in-app to guests; initial set includes samurai lessons in Japan, running in Kenya, more  —  Airbnb shook up the hotel business by giving anyone with a spare bed and a mobile phone a way to start a business.
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for neo-Nazi ad, blaming automated system for error  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized for running an ad sponsored by a white supremacist group in violation of its own policies.  —  Dorsey blamed Twitter's automated system …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Heptio, founded by ex-Google Kubernetes founders, launches with $8.5M Series A led by Accel Partners to bring Kubernetes to the enterprise  —  For years, the public face of Kubernetes was one of the project's founders: Google group product manager Craig McLuckie.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Amazon expanding Prime Video worldwide in December, promoting the expansion through the show The Grand Tour from former Top Gear hosts  —  Until now, Amazon's streaming video service has mostly been a nice add-on to sweeten the deal on its Prime subscription plan, which grants customers quicker shipping …
Spencer Ackerman / The Guardian:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, known for combatting Edward Snowden, resigns ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration  —  Clapper will stay on until end of Obama administration, marking end to turbulent tenure defined by Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Nick Nguyen / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox launches Focus, a free browser for iOS which focuses on privacy by blocking many trackers by default  —  Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Firefox Focus - a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS.  —  We live in an age where too many users have lost trust …
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Domino's begins delivering pizza by drone to customers within a 1.5 km radius of one store in New Zealand, in partnership with drone company Flirtey  —  It's a brave new world—for pizza.  —  For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino's pizza is now just a short drone delivery away.
Brent Griffiths / Politico:
President Barack Obama weighs in on fake news, warning it could poison politics so that “we won't know what we're fighting for”  —  President Barack Obama weighed in on the growing debate over fake news, warning that it could poison politics to the point that “we won't know what we're fighting for.”

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