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November 17, 2017, 9:05 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 …
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.
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.
Antonio Scandurra / The GitHub Blog:
Github introduces Teletype for Atom in beta, a feature for letting developers collaborate on code in real time in its Atom text editor  —  Writing code with other developers can be a great way to onboard teammates, get to know how your peers think, and learn new skills.
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 …
Lauren Hirsch / CNBC:
Online personal shopping startup Stitch Fix raises $120M in downsized IPO listing, pricing 8M shares at $15 apiece, below expected 10M shares at $18-$20  —  - Stitch Fix has touted its profitability, but its earnings recently took a hit from one-time items  —  Online personal shopping …

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