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November 20, 2017, 12:10 PM

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Reuters:
Uber to buy 24K SUVs from Volvo equipped with autonomous technology in a non-exclusive deal from 2019 to 2021; Uber will add its own self-driving technology  —  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 …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OnePlus 5T review: outstanding combination of specs and design for $500, Oxygen OS is good, but no water resistance and no 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 …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Marvell Technology has agreed to acquire Cavium for about $6B, as it seeks to expand in the networking equipment sector  —  (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.O) has agreed to acquire smaller peer Cavium Inc (CAVM.O) for around $6 billion, as it seeks to expand …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Bloomberg's new Twitter network will launch Dec 18; sources say it has already secured eight-figures in ad revenue for its first year  —  Bloomberg's new Twitter network will launch on Dec. 18 with six founding partners: Goldman Sachs, Infiniti, TD Ameritrade, CA Technologies, AT&T and CME Group — and more are in the works.
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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Though Steve Jurvetson hasn't faced public harassment allegations, he was asked to leave DFJ after firm caught him lying about personal misconduct, says source  —  Jurvetson was asked to leave because DFJ caught him lying about what it considered serious allegations, a source said.
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 …
Mihir Dalal / Livemint:
Xiaomi says it will invest up to $1B in 100 Indian startups over the next five years to create an ecosystem of apps around its smartphone brand  —  Xiaomi will invest $1 billion in 100 Indian startups over the next 5 years to create an ecosystem of apps around its smartphone brand, says CEO Lei Jun

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Microsoft:
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Adyen:
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