November 30, 2017, 11:20 AM

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
AliveCor Kardiaband EKG reader gets FDA approval as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch  —  The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor's Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.  —  Europe has been able to use …
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
AWS unveils new services for IoT management, security, and analytics, and a new OS, called Amazon FreeRTOS, for microcontroller-based IoT devices  —  Of all the buzzwords relevant to AWS, IoT may be “delivering the fastest,” AWS CEO Andy Jassy said, but there's plenty of room for development.
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 …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Jayadevan PK / FactorDaily:
Google announces Datally, an Android app for monitoring and managing the amount of mobile data consumed by apps at a granular level  —  Internet giant Google's search for next billion users in markets like India is picking up pace.  The latest in a series of apps launched by the company …
Sources: Amazon to announce Alexa for Business, with launch partners who have developed skills for business customers, and a new marketplace for business apps  —  - The new tools could help with getting connected into telephone conferences or bringing up business data.  —  Alexa will soon be going to work.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US court orders Coinbase to give IRS details of users who moved $20K+ through their accounts within a year between 2013-2015; Coinbase says ~14K users affected  —  Anyone moving more than $20,000 on the platform is subject to the new order  —  Today, Coinbase suffered a major defeat …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft makes Edge for iOS and Android generally available, after unveiling it last month  —  Microsoft unveiled a beta version of its Edge web browser last month for iOS and Android.  Testers had to sign-up to get special access to the new browser, but Microsoft is making both the Android and iOS versions generally available today.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Industrial predictive analysis startup Uptake raises $117M Series D at a $2.3B valuation led by Baillie Gifford  —  A company that is seizing the opportunity to provide predictive analytics to the industrial world — regardless of whether a business has made the (often costly) …
Jonathan Keane /
Atomico The State of European Tech 2017 report: $19B was invested in tech companies in 2017, up from $14.4B in 2016; there are now 41 tech unicorns in Europe  —  Europe is on track to end 2017 with a record $19 billion worth of tech investments, according to a report from VC firm Atomico …
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 …

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