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December 7, 2019, 4:55 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Reddit says a leak of official US-UK trade documents on its platform was part of a Russian political influence campaign, bans 61 accounts and one subreddit  —  Reddit bans 61 accounts and one subreddit for “misuse of the platform.”  —  Reddit said today that a leak of official US-UK trade documents …
Caroline Spivack / Curbed NY:
Report: Amazon leases 335K square feet of office space in NYC without any tax incentives, less than a year after pulling out of its larger HQ2 campus deal  —  Amazon is renting new office space in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.  Max Touhey  —  The e-commerce titan remains interested in the Big Apple
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Report: Magic Leap sold ~6,000 headsets in six months after release, compared to a goal of 100,000 in the first year, and recently laid off dozens of employees  —  And Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly left its board  —  Magic Leap's sales numbers reportedly haven't matched CEO Rony …
Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at the mixed legacy of Alphabet's organizational structure, which sometimes led to the duplication of efforts among Google and Alphabet's other companies  —  With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders unveils a “High-Speed Internet for All” plan with $150B to build publicly owned broadband networks, wants to break up ISPs like Comcast and AT&T  —  - Bernie Sanders announces a plan to expand rural broadband internet access and break up giant internet service providers.
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool launched in 2015, from Facebook  —  New updates will be coming in 2020  —  Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool originally revealed by the Facebook-owned VR company in 2015.
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Profile of VSCO, a photo-sharing app with a reported valuation of $550M, which is trending towards 4M paying users in 2020, up from 2M in late 2018  —  No likes, no comments, no follower count — VSCO sells a sense of belonging  —  Long before Instagram toyed with removing “likes,” VSCO …
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
In safety report, Uber says only 37% of the 464 rape cases during its US rides in 2017 and 2018 were reported to law enforcement  —  Buried inside Uber's inaugural safety report this week that detailed thousands of sexual assaults and more than 100 deaths was another staggering revelation …
Kate Conger / New York Times:

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
3 ways to bring in high-quality leads  —  This is a guest post by JotForm.  —  Gathering high-quality leads to convert into paying customers isn't the easiest thing to do.  From spambots to poorly created lead …
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
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