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October 15, 2018, 10:05 PM

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Christine Wang / CNBC:
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at age 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma  —  Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family.  Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said.
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Hands-on with Photoshop CC for the iPad, which Adobe says is the “real Photoshop” and will be available in 2019  —  An exclusive look at the future of Adobe's biggest app  —  Adobe really wants you to know that the upcoming Photoshop CC for the iPad, which was announced today …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook weighs a ban on posts linking to hacked material, expands ban on voting-related misinfo; sources: months ago execs weighed banning all political ads  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Pixel 3, 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone, with far better screen, loud speakers, but notch is “doofy” and the finish is easily scratched  —  Taking it up a notch  —  When Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh introduced the Pixel 3 last week, he didn't utter the word “Android” a single time.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Fidelity announces a new company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services that will handle cryptocurrency custody and trade execution for institutional investors  —  - Fidelity Investments, which administers more than $7.2 trillion in client assets, announced a new and separate company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services Monday.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Sources: hundreds of Myanmar military personnel, some trained in Russia, made troll accounts to flood Facebook with incendiary comments and fuel genocide  —  NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — They posed as fans of pop stars and national heroes as they flooded Facebook with their hatred.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with the new Palm, a tiny phone to keep users from using their big phone, exclusive to Verizon for $349.99, available in November  —  It's tiny, clever, and exclusive to Verizon  —  There's a new phone with the word “Palm” on it that's tiny, intriguing, and has very little …
Harold Goldberg / Vulture:
Inside the making of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 from a 2,000 page script, with 300K animations and 500K lines of dialogue with 700 voice actors  —  You can't simply stroll into the Manhattan offices of Rockstar Games.  If you make it past the downstairs lobby and up the elevator, a thick metal door blocks your way.
Y Combinator:
Of 88 YC female founders surveyed, 19 had inappropriate incidents with investors: 15 experienced sexual coercion or quid-pro-quo, 4 had unwanted sexual contact  —  Earlier this year we funded Callisto, a non-profit dedicated to building tech to combat sexual assault and harassment.
TechCrunch:
SEC filing: Docker has raised $92M of a targeted $192M funding round  —  Docker, the company that did more to create today's modern containerized computing environment than any other independent company, has raised $92 million of a targeted $192 million funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Matt Perez / Forbes:
LA-based esports organization Cloud9 raises $50M Series B, following an October 2017 $20M Series A co-led by Founders Fund  —  Founded in 2013 by Jack and Paullie Etienne, the esports company Cloud9 has always been a bit of a mom-and-pop operation.  Once during those early days, Jack's father …

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