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November 1, 2018, 11:15 AM

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New York Times:
A look at the internal backlash at Google over its handling of sexual harassment claims, with 1,500+ employees planning to walk out in protest on Thursday  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google is struggling to contain a growing internal backlash over its handling of sexual harassment and its workplace culture.
BuzzFeed News:
Google workers from Singapore, Japan, Israel, the UK, Ireland, and India staged a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment  —  Groups of Google employees are staging walkouts at offices across the world in protest at how sexual misconduct allegations are handled by the company.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple held preliminary talks with radio broadcaster iHeartMedia about an equity stake or a marketing partnership to boost its music streaming service  —  Apple is turning to traditional broadcasting to boost its streaming service, exploring a tie-up with iHeartMedia …
Reuters:
Spotify meets expectations in Q3 with revenue of €1.35B, up 31% YoY, adds 4M premium subscribers for a total of 87M, and reports 191M total MAUs; stock down 6%+  —  LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Spotify (SPOT.N), the world's most popular paid music streaming service …
Brian Wheeler / BBC:
UK government to launch an Android app to let EU citizens apply to remain in UK after Brexit; the app doesn't work on iOS because it can't access the NFC chip  —  The UK government is preparing to launch a smartphone app to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to apply to remain …
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
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WhatsApp's VP Chris Daniels confirms WhatsApp will put ads in its Status section, but declined to provide a timeline  —  Clearing the air on Facebook's monetisation efforts towards WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service's Vice President Chris Daniels on Wednesday said the company is going to put advertisements in its “Status” feature.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Recode announces partnership with Vox with a planned relaunch of the site on Vox.com early next year and a shift to broader tech coverage  —  More of the same and more of the different  —  So here's the deal — I think I can say with a modicum of humility (hard for me, I know!) …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it's testing a home screen toggle to switch between latest and top tweets timelines with a small number of iOS users; toggle previously in settings  —  Twitter is digging one of its most important new features out of its settings and putting it within easy reach.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
An outline of various bills and proposals in US Congress related to data privacy and protection that have emerged after the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  In April, Mark Zuckerberg was called before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees to take responsibility for Cambridge Analytica.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter's spam reporting tool now lets users specify more details, like if the account is fake, using unrelated hashtags, or sharing malicious links  —  Twitter is adding more nuance to its spam reporting tools, the company announced today.  Instead of simply flagging a tweet as posting spam …
James Vincent / The Verge:
iRobot partners with Google and will share spatial data from Roombas to help improve Google's smart home experience by mapping rooms  —  The two companies are working together to leverage spatial data generated by iRobot's robovacs  —  Google and iRobot have announced they're working together …

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