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November 7, 2017, 8:20 AM

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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.
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.
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 …
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.
Nan Boden / Google:
Google announces strategic partnership with Salesforce, will 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
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.
James Bridle:
A look at how YouTube is being used to share traumatizing content to young children automatically and at scale  —  As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today.  I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13.
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Will.i.am's tech startup I.am+ announces it has raised $117M, has created a voice assistant for customer service  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - I.am+, the tech startup founded by pop star and entrepreneur will.i.am, has raised $117 million in venture funding, the company told Reuters on Monday …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Internal email: Lyft COO Rex Tibbens to step down, as company prepares to go public next year  —  Rex Tibbens is stepping down as chief operating officer of Lyft by year-end, Axios has learned from multiple sources.  Tibbens, who joined the ride-hail company in 2015 after four years at Amazon …
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