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November 17, 2017, 5:05 AM

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Liz Hunt / The Keyword:
Google introduces new views in Maps for driving, navigation, and transit to better highlight relevant information, new colors and icons for places of interest  —  The world is an ever-evolving place.  And as it changes, Google Maps changes with it.  As roads close, businesses open …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months  —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving; Christie Smith, who spent 17 years as a principal at Deloitte, will be taking over  —  Apple's first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year, TechCrunch has learned.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Coinbase announces Custody, a digital asset storage service for institutional clients with a minimum of $10M in deposits; early access product launching in 2018  —  Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less than two years ago  —  Digital-media firm Mashable has clinched a sale for the company — and it's not for a price that founder Pete Cashmore or investors including Turner were looking for.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find flaw in Amazon Key that lets any computer in WiFi range freeze and disable Cloud Cam; Amazon says a fix is coming later this week  —  WHEN AMAZON LAUNCHED its Amazon Key service last month, it also offered a remedy for anyone—realistically, most people …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google says it will require close content parity between AMP and original pages beginning February 2018 to discourage publishers from using AMP pages as teasers  —  Google is cracking down on link baiting  —  Google today announced a forthcoming update to its Accelerated Mobile Pages …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 With Fix for Unresponsive iPhone X Display in Cold Temperatures  —  Apple today released iOS 11.1.2, the seventh official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.1.2 comes just one week after Apple released iOS 11.1.1, an update that addressed a pesky and widespread autocorrect bug.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Williams-Sonoma acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M in cash  —  The deal marks the first technology acquisition under CEO Laura Alber.  —  Williams-Sonoma, the home furnishings company that also owns the West Elm and Pottery Barn retailers, has agreed to acquire …

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