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November 30, 2016, 5:05 PM

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces a simplified virtual private server service called Lightsail, starting at $5/month  —  AWS fired a shot across Digital Ocean's bow this morning at the AWS re:Invent conference when it announced new virtual private servers starting at just $5 a month.
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.
Jeff Barr / AWS Blog:
Amazon debuts AWS Snowmobile, a 45 foot long container and truck capable of transporting 100PB of data securely between locations  —  Moving large amounts of on-premises data to the cloud as part of a migration effort is still more challenging than it should be!
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.
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman apologizes for editing user comments and says the company is working to combat abuse by taking action against “toxic users”  —  Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter rolls out the ability to create and curate Moments on mobile, two months after web  —  Twitter only recently opened up its Moments product to users, allowing them to curate tweets around specific events, but it was limited to just the desktop and web.
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.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Box reports Q3 2017 revenue of $102.8M, up 31% YoY, vs $100.6M expected, as operating loss narrows from $55M to $37.8M YoY  —  Cloud storage company Box reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, beating Wall Street expectations with a record $102.8 million in revenue …

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