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November 16, 2017, 10:20 PM

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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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Creator app, giving influencers a Facebook and Instagram comments inbox, expansive analytics, ability to add intros and outros to broadcasts  —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars a powerful tool …
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 …
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.
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.
More: 9to5Mac and Engadget
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Facebook, Google, Bing, Twitter to start incorporating “Trust Indicators” into their products as some news outlets begin displaying tags from The Trust Project  —  “The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they're doing, then users can make their own decisions."
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Labs releases a more detailed report on how it obtained NSA-linked Equation Group source code in 2014  —  Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.  —  For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS releases ONNX-MXNet, giving its support to the Open Neural Network Exchange introduced by Microsoft and Facebook earlier this year  —  The Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep-learning format, introduced in September by Microsoft and Facebook, has a new backer following Amazon Web Services' decision …

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