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November 28, 2016, 1:55 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Black Friday online sales reach an estimated $3.34B, up 21.6% from last year; mobile sales rise 33% to $1.2B  —  Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day.  According to a new report out this evening from Adobe …
Google Research Blog:
Google says its Neural Machine Translation System shows signs of “interlingua” common representation, translating language pairs never seen by the system  —  Posted by Mike Schuster (Google Brain Team), Melvin Johnson (Google Translate) and Nikhil Thorat (Google Brain Team)
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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  —  FCC should handle spectrum licenses, but nothing else, Trump advisor wrote.  —  A Donald Trump advisor who will help set …
Ars Technica:
Best 2016 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other electronics and software  —  Greetings, Arsians!  It's Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year!  Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payments provider Stripe raises $150M Series D at a $9B valuation led by General Catalyst and CapitalG, bringing total amount raised by Stripe to about $440M  —  Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code …
Christoph Steitz / Reuters:
Report: BMW's i Ventures VC fund increased to $500M from $100M, to relocate from NY to Bay Area  —  BMW (BMWG.DE) is increasing the size of its venture capital fund, BMW i Ventures, to 500 million euros (425 million pounds) from 100 million, German business daily Handelsblatt said on Sunday …

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