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December 1, 2017, 9:35 AM

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Gummi Hafsteinsson / The Keyword:
Google rolling out Assistant update in US that connects users with local home services, with prescreened providers in many cities  —  No matter what questions you're asking—whether about local traffic or a local business—your Google Assistant should be able to help.
Taylor Martin / CNET:
Google Home adds support for two voice commands at once  —  You no longer have to separate all your commands when talking to Google Home.  It can handle two requests at once.  —  One of the more frustrating experiences when using a smart speaker is trying to accomplish several things at once.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google announces $45 AIY Vision Kit for Raspberry Pi, touting it as a cheap and simple computer vision system that doesn't require access to cloud processing  —  Google is offering a new way for Raspberry Pi tinkerers to use its AI tools.  It just announced the AIY Vision Kit …
Emily Chang / Bloomberg:
Five women accuse Shervin Pishevar, Uber investor and prominent defender of Travis Kalanick, of sexual misconduct when meeting with him in professional contexts  —  Five women tell Bloomberg the venture capitalist used his position of power to pursue romantic relationships and unwanted sexual encounters.
Cheng-Ting-Fang / Nikkei:
Sources: Apple is designing its own power-management chips for use in iPhones from as early as 2018; current supplier Dialog Semiconductor sees shares drop ~19%  —  Frankfurt shares of current developer Dialog Semiconductor hit  —  TAIPEI — Apple is designing its own main power management chips …
Ankit Ajmera / Reuters:
Qualcomm files three new patent infringement complaints against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhones that use competing Intel chips  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc (AAPL.O), saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google's new Play Store policy bans all non-lockscreen Android apps from placing ads on the lockscreen  —  Ads are just a fact of life in mobile apps.  You can't completely avoid them, but there are some ad implementations that are so annoying that Google has explicitly disallowed them from the Play Store.

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