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November 30, 2017, 12:25 PM

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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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
UK-based consumer group sues Google, alleging the company used an algorithm to trick iPhone's Safari browser into releasing personal data in 2011-2012  —  Group says affected consumers could get hundreds of pounds  —  Google will contest case, says it isn't new and has no merit
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 …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Apple partners with Stanford University to launch heart research study using a new Apple Watch app to detect and collect data on abnormal heart rhythms  —  - Apple is facilitating a massive heart study that will use the Apple Watch to detect a heart abnormality called atrial fibrillation …
CNBC:
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Atomico's 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 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
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 …

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