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December 1, 2017, 8:50 PM

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@jack:
Twitter changes course, says anti-Muslim tweets retweeted by Trump “are permitted on Twitter based on our current media policy”  —  We mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason we didn't take action on the videos from earlier this week. We're still looking critically at all of our current policies, and appreciate all the feedback. See our safety calendar for our plans and ship dates. http://twitter.com/...
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 …
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 …
Victor Basta / TechCrunch:
The number of early-stage VC rounds worldwide dropped from about 13.3K in 2014 to about 5.9K this year, with mobile app and SaaS startups hit hardest  —  Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, and a sharp rise in the number of private “unicorns” valued at $1 billion-plus …
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla reports $520M in 2016 revenues, up 24% YoY  —  Well, now we know what paid for all those programmers cranking out the overhauled Firefox Quantum browser: a major infusion of new money.  —  Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the open-source web browser, saw its 2016 revenue increase 24 percent …
More: ComputerworldTweets: @johnolilly
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Lyft to require all corporate employees to spend four hours per quarter as a Lyft driver, staffing driver-support calls, or working in a driver hub  —  Melissa Waters decided to try something different a few months ago: She drove for Lyft.  —  She had the usual experiences of picking up riders and dropping them off.
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.
Noah Stahl / 9to5Mac:
Apple will stop accepting 32-bit apps in Mac App Store starting January 1, 2018  —  Apple's Developer site has today shared a reminder that starting January 1st, 2018 32-bit Mac apps will no longer be accepted.  —  Earlier in the year we reported that iOS 11 would be the death blow …

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