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November 7, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Waymo now offers free taxi rides in fully driverless cars in Phoenix, plans for a paid taxi service; at first, most of the cars will have employee in back seat  —  Waymo's first product will be a driverless taxi service in the Phoenix area.  —  Driverless cars are here.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google patches Wi-Fi KRACK flaw in Android, adds new saturated color display option in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, releases fix for Pixel 2 “clicking” noise  —  It's also fixing the clicking problem on the Pixel 2  —  The regular, monthly patches for the Pixel are one of the main reasons …
Apple:
Apple says no operations or investments moved from Ireland after 2015 corporate restructuring, changes in Ireland's tax laws did not reduce its tax payments  —  Apple believes every company has a responsibility to pay its taxes, and as the largest taxpayer in the world, Apple pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world.
BBC:
Paradise Papers: Apple sought a secret shift to new tax haven of Jersey, after crackdown by European regulators of its Irish tax arrangement  —  The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.
Nan Boden / Google:
Google announces strategic partnership with Salesforce to better integrate G Suite with Salesforce's CRM software  —  Today, we announce a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with Salesforce that spans Google Cloud and Google Analytics.  The partnership will enable smarter, more collaborative experiences for our customers.
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
The rise of workplace surveillance: how employers are monitoring their staff's web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts, and private messaging  —  Employers are using a range of technologies to monitor their staff's web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts and even private messaging apps
DisplayMate:
DisplayMate: iPhone X display has the best color accuracy of “any display we have ever tested”, top full screen brightness of OLED-equipped phones at 634 nits  —  Dr. Raymond M. Soneira President, DisplayMate Technologies Corporation Copyright © 1990-2017 by DisplayMate Technologies Corporation.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google unveils Resonance Audio, an open-source, cross-platform spatial audio SDK for VR, AR, games, and 360 video  —  As augmented reality slowly proliferates with the promise of bringing computer interaction into three-dimensional space, platform giants like Google are tasked with bringing every sense into 3D space, as well.

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