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November 8, 2017, 5:20 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Evan Spiegel says Snap is redesigning Snapchat to make it easier to use and expects that it will be “disruptive to our business in the short term”  —  New version of the Android app also in the works  —  In today's earnings letter to Snap investors, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed …
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Caitlyn Gribbin / ABC:
Facebook tests hashing to eliminate revenge porn in some countries; users send nude pics to themselves that Facebook will hash so they never appear on its sites  —  If you've had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up.  —  Your phone may be hacked …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Pay Cash launches in iOS 11.2 beta 2, letting users send and receive Apple Pay money in Messages  —  Apple is soft-launching direct, person-to-person payments in an iMessage today with the Apple Pay Cash beta.  The feature, which was announced earlier this year, allows you to send …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets around the world, in all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean  —  Double trouble  —  In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past.  Twitter said today that after a global test …
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.
Dara Khosrowshahi / LinkedIn:
Uber CEO announces new “cultural norms” for company after employee input: celebrate differences, do the right thing, act like owners, make big bold bets  —  I've spent my first two months as Uber's CEO meeting our teams around the world, dealing with a few firefights …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
iPhone X shows how Apple's integration of hardware and software fends off less integrated rivals, like Google, even when rival services are superior  —  The history of Apple being doomed doesn't necessarily repeat, but it does rhyme.  —  Take the latest installment, from Professor Mohanbir Sawhney …

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