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November 30, 2016, 2:10 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix enables downloading of shows and movies to watch offline on iOS and Android for all streaming plans; selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  For now, the selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts Amazon AI developer platform, which includes an image recognition service, text-to-speech tools, and conversational app building tools  —  Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Gooligan, new Android malware found in 86 apps in 3rd-party marketplaces, has compromised 1M+ Google accounts to date, targeting versions 4 and 5 of Android  —  86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones.  —  Researchers say they've uncovered a family …
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
GoPro to cut 15% of its workforce, or 200+ full-time positions, and shut down its entertainment division, will incur as much as $33M in restructuring costs  —  Action-camera maker sees charges of as much as $33 million  —  Tony Bates will depart his position as president by year end
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple marks World AIDS Day with App Store specials and four new (Red)-branded products; proceeds from its (Red)-branded products have raised $120M+ so far  —  It was 2006 when Apple joined the (Red) campaign, an effort to rally the private sector in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
YouTube Blog:
YouTube announces support for 4K live streams of 360-degree and standard videos; first 4K stream will be Game Awards on December 1  —  Back in 2010, we enabled 4K video support for the very first time.  Since then, millions of videos have been uploaded at that eye-popping resolution …
Jamie Condliffe / MIT Technology Review:
China begins piloting a system combining records on citizens to compute a “social credit score” determining eligibility for jobs, loans, travel, and more  —  It was a drab, chill day in November, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  As the woman passed through Hangzhou Railway Station …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla is working to patch a Firefox zero-day in the wild that is being used to unmask Tor users; vulnerability is similar to the one used by the FBI in 2013  —  Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.  —  There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's …
Elissa Murphy / Google:
Google debuts App Maker, a drag-and-drop app development platform for G Suite users, aimed at speed and ease of use  —  G Suite is designed to help you do your best work, whether that's through real-time collaboration that brings your teams together or machine intelligence that speeds up everyday tasks.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Office 365 adds collaboration features, including document activity notifications for Android and Windows 10 Mobile, and real-time co-authoring on PowerPoint  —  Microsoft has added new collaboration features to Office 365 this month.  Key among them are co-authoring capabilities in PowerPoint …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
With 50% discount, Apple Music student membership option expands to 25 additional countries  —  Apple today began offering Apple Music Student Memberships in 25 additional countries around the world, cutting the cost of an Apple Music subscription by approximately 50 percent for students enrolled in a college or university.

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