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November 15, 2017, 3:10 PM

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Nick Zakrasek / The Keyword:
Google updates its job search with estimated salary ranges, a better location filter, the ability to save individual jobs, and more  —  To help the millions of people who turn to Google to start their job search, we worked with leaders across the industry to introduce a new experience earlier this year.
Fred Wilson / AVC:
The provision in the Senate Tax Reform Bill that would have taxed stock options and RSUs upon vesting has been dropped  —  I just saw this on my twitter: … This means that the Senate has now made the tax reform bill a win for those who work in startups instead of a loss.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Kickstarter debuts Drip, a service that lets fans subscribe to their favorite creators, in limited beta; sources says 7 out of 8 top execs have left since July  —  When Kickstarter launched in 2009, there was nothing quite like it: a platform where creators could launch a project with a funding goal …
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon has scrapped plans for a skinny bundle streaming service combining US broadcast and cable networks, as it believes it won't make enough money  —  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast …
Mark Harris / Wired:
Interview with Anthony Levandowski on his AI-focused religion, Way of the Future, of which he's the Dean, which aims to find and worship “a Godhead based on AI”  —  Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet.  Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather …
Stevan Dojcinovic / New York Times:
Serbian journalist says Facebook testing split News Feed for Pages and friends was ill-conceived and served to stifle the fledging democracy's independent media  —  BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook's experiments on user behavior …
The Guardian:
Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US  —  Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
Sources: Apple agrees to give limited help to Indian government to develop anti-spam iOS app, after refusing to do so for over a year, citing privacy concerns  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Amazon brings Echo speakers with Alexa and Amazon Prime Music to Canada; Alexa has a new English voice with a Canadian accent, but isn't available in French  —  The absence of Amazon's Alexa and Prime Music services in Canada has been a strange oversight, given that the nation's share a border and (one of two) common languages.

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