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November 20, 2017, 11:10 PM

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CNBC:
DoJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T/DirecTV's $85B proposed acquisition of Time Warner, says merger would lessen competition, result in higher prices  —  The Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T's $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner.  “Today's DOJ lawsuit is a radical …
Reuters:
Uber to buy up to 24K SUVs from Volvo equipped with autonomous technology in a non-exclusive deal from 2019 to 2021; Uber will add its own self-driving tech  —  STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
After a bug bounty hunter shared evidence with DJI that it had left customer data exposed online, the company called him a hacker and threatened him with CFAA  —  A bug bounty hunter shared evidence; DJI called him a hacker and threatened with CFAA.  —  DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures …
Uber Newsroom:
Uber adds live location sharing of riders for drivers, expands Beacon program to NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago, and adds in-app Uber credit gifting  —  Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmailMore sharing options  —  When the holiday season gets going, so do you.
The Economic Times:
State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, says it will roll out blockchain-enabled smart contracts in beta by next month  —  BENGALURU: India's largest lender State Bank of India will roll out beta launches of blockchain-enabled smart contracts by next month, according to Sudin Baraokar, head of innovation, SBI.
Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:
Colorado fines Uber $8.9M after investigation found Uber allowed drivers with suspended or revoked licences and felony convictions  —  Competitor Lyft also was investigated but no violations were found  —  Colorado regulators slapped Uber with an $8.9 million penalty for allowing 57 people …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OnePlus 5T review: outstanding combination of specs and design for $500, but it runs Android Nougat and doesn't have water resistance or MicroSD card support  —  OnePlus' $500 wonder makes us question why we'd ever pay $800 for a smartphone.  —  After launching the OnePlus 5 earlier this year …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
FanDuel CEO and co-founder Nigel Eccles is leaving to start an esports company  —  FanDuel's board is getting an overhaul, too.  —  FanDuel CEO and co-founder Nigel Eccles is leaving the company and stepping down from its board, where he was chairman.  —  Eccles, who's been CEO since …

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Disrupt SF  —  Khosrowshahi joined Uber following the ousting of then-CEO Travis Kalanick.  It's been a year since he's taken the helm, and we'll talk about the challenges so far.

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