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November 27, 2017, 3:40 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps quickly with minimal coding, available in preview starting 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.
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 …
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Many devs say they are happy with the resources and recommendations Apple provided for the transition to iPhone X's notch, taller screen, and home indicator  —  iPhone app and game devs assess the iPhone X and share experiences with it.  —  The heart of the iPhone X's pitch is third-party apps.
David Pierce / Wired:
Firefox Quantum, built from the ground up as multi-device browser, has useful features, strong privacy protections, is faster & better at memory use than Chrome  —  IT'S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser.  Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists?

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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