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December 1, 2017, 12:00 PM

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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:
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.
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.
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Futures exchanges CME, CBOE, and Cantor complete self-certification with Commodity Futures Trading Commission; CME will launch bitcoin futures on December 18  —  - The world's largest futures exchange, CME, announces it has completed self-certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the US, to Canada, Ireland, and the UK  —  Twitter's big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program …

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