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November 29, 2017, 8:30 PM

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Amazon debuts AWS AI services Amazon Comprehend, which analyzes sentiment, phrases in text; Amazon Transcribe, supporting English, Spanish; and Amazon Translate  —  - Amazon Web Services is coming out with new tools for recognizing people and other content in videos, converting recorded audio into text …
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Amazon debuts AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune, an Aurora Serverless offering for more efficient computing, and new backup feature for DynamoDB  —  Amazon Web Services updated its portfolio of database services today to provide customers with increased reliability, scale, and ease of use.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts AWS Fargate to let customers run containers without managing infrastructure  —  At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases macOS High Sierra security fix for critical root vulnerability, says it's auditing its development processes to prevent future flaws  —  If you're running macOS High Sierra, it's time to update your Mac as soon as possible.  Apple has released a security update that addresses …
Evan Spiegel / Axios:
Evan Spiegel says social media fueled fake news and Snapchat is “separating the social from the media” in its upcoming redesign  —  The personalized newsfeed revolutionized the way people share and consume content.  But let's be honest: this came at a huge cost to facts, our minds and the entire media industry.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces Reels, a version of the Stories format available in a separate tab that lets creators post shorter videos, available in beta  —  Even YouTube is adding Stories.  The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Interview with Bahtiyar Duysak, the Twitter contractor who deactivated Trump's account earlier this month, who calls the incident a “mistake”  —  s Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information …
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 after internal inquiry found he had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, has now taken leave from Essential  —  Andy Rubin, the creator of Android and a key executive at Google Inc. for nine years, left the company in 2014 shortly …
Becky Peterson / Business Insider:
Winklevoss' Gemini exchange and Coinbase suffer extended service outages, citing “all-time high traffic”; bitcoin dropped to $9.4K from all time high of ~$11.4K  —  - Two of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Gemini, crashed on Wednesday morning …
Alana Wise / Reuters:
Pilots union says a computer glitch on bidding system for holidays means 15K+ American Airlines flights between December 17-31 have no pilot  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines (AAL.O) do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleging that Snapdragon chips, which power a variety of Android devices, infringe on Apple's patents  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc, alleging that Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a wide variety …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Waze adds support for routing with carpool lanes, a mode for motorcycles, and hands-free “OK Waze” voice commands  —  The navigation app also now supports carpool lanes  —  Waze is releasing a trio of new features for its popular turn-by-turn navigation app on Android and iOS today.
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Uber: whistleblower whose letter was entered as evidence in Waymo case tried to extort firm, settled for $4.5M, now works as consultant for Uber's investigation  —  The drama surrounding an explosive letter written by former Uber employee Richard Jacobs keeps heating up …

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