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November 22, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sources: Thiel struggles to recruit tech elite to Trump team, turns to Max Levchin for advice; shortlist includes Blake Masters, Joe Lonsdale, Jack Abraham  —  Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is putting together a brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders to share ideas with the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.
April Glaser / Recode:
Trump's new FCC advisers Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison oppose net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low-income Americans  —  The president-elect's new FCC advisers dislike net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low-income Americans.  —  President-elect Trump formally named …
Bloomberg:
NTSB investigating crash of Facebook's Aquila internet drone during its test flight in June  —  @AlanLevin1 More stories by Alan Levin  —  NTSB investigating aircraft's structural failure on approach  —  Company founder Zuckerberg called June test flight successful
Sue Shellenbarger / Wall Street Journal:
Study of 7.8K students from middle school through college finds most can't spot fake news; 82% middle-schoolers couldn't tell “sponsored content” from real news  —  Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism
The Official Motorola Blog:
Lenovo rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Moto Z and Moto Z Force, bringing Daydream compatibility, first phones outside of Google's to support feature  —  Last month, we told you Android 7.0 Nougat would be making its way to several of our smartphones before the end of the year …
Roshan Baliga / The Keyword:
Tests show Google Wifi is up to 75% faster than Eero, and up to 2x as fast as Luma  —  At Google we care deeply about connecting people to the information and services they care about.  Better connectivity is at the center of this, and we know that many people wish they had better Wi-Fi coverage in their home.
Jamie Aspinall / The Keyword:
Google updates Popular Times feature in Search and Maps, letting users see how busy places are in real-time  —  'Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends.  That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
WSJ sources: Amazon has held talks with NBA, MLB, and NFL to stream live sports, and has proposed a premium exclusive sports package through Amazon Prime  —  Amazon has held talks with the NBA, MLB and NFL and others to stream live sports, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
David Pierce / Wired:
Uber introduces Compliments, allowing riders to give their driver private feedback via pre-made stickers or custom thank you notes  —  Starting today, when you give your Uber driver a five-star rating, your app will ask you to provide them a little extra feedback.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Qwiklabs learning platform, will use service to provide training for Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, and other products  —  Google today announced that it has acquired Qwiklabs, a hands-on learning platform for those who want to become more familiar with operating cloud environments …
Anna Irrera / Reuters:
Source: blockchain startup R3 drops fundraising goal by $50M to $150M, changes deal structure to give bank members 60% equity stake instead of original 90%  —  Blockchain company R3 CEV has reduced the amount it aims to raise from bank members in its first large round of equity funding …

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