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November 27, 2017, 8:10 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out AI for suicide prevention globally with the exception of the EU after initial tests in US, to detect suicidal posts before they're reported  —  This is software to save lives.  Facebook's new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts …
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Tumblr founder David Karp announces resignation from the company in email to staff, said decision came “after months of reflection on my personal ambitions”  —  After 11 years, Tumblr's founder and public face David Karp announced his resignation from the company in a staff email this afternoon.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jellies launches on iOS as an ad-free, $5/month video service for kids, which handpicks all of its videos and aims to be a safe alternative to YouTube Kids  —  As YouTube reels from a series of scandals related to its lack of policing around inappropriate content aimed at children …
Ars Technica:
Best 2017 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, and other electronics and software  —  Greetings, Arsians!  Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a big round of Cyber Monday deals to share.  Well, at least some of the deals …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Snapchat now recommends contextual filters and borders based on photo content, recognizes items within a few categories like pets, sports, and food  —  Too lazy to be creative with Snapchat?  Well, there's a new feature for you.  —  Snap quietly launched new filters that recognize what's …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps with minimal coding, available in preview today  —  We'd heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank offers to buy secondary Uber shares at $48B valuation, 30% lower than Uber's recent $69B valuation, will also invest $1B+ at $69B valuation  —  The price is 30% below Uber's last primary round, people say  —  A slate of investors has agreed to sell shares for the deal

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