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November 5, 2018, 11:00 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPad Pro (2018) review: very powerful with a beautiful screen, but iOS limitations like no USB-C storage support means it is still a poor laptop replacement  —  The thing about bullet trains is that they're always on rails  —  Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with a spectacular series …
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Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon plans to split HQ2 evenly between two cities, a decision driven by the need to recruit enough talent; sources: announcement could come next week  —  Amazon.com plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for HQ2 …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Chrome 71, which arrives next month, will block all ads on sites that have persistently shown abusive ads such as fake system messages  —  Chrome 71 arrives next month  —  With Chrome 71, Google is stepping up its fight against the internet's abusive ads problem by blocking every ad on a site that persistently shows them.
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
After CNN, NBC, and Fox News remove a Trump-endorsed political ad for being racist, Facebook says it violates its ad guidelines and stops its paid distribution  —  The spot was too controversial for TV.  And, now, the biggest social media platform has pulled it too.
Alex Warofka / Facebook:
Facebook posts results of commissioned report on Myanmar which found Facebook wasn't doing enough to prevent it from being used to incite offline violence  —  We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands free shipping to all US customers during the holiday season, waiving the $25 minimum spend amount  —  Amazon has announced its latest plan to coin in on the lucrative Christmas shopping extravaganza: free deliveries for all customers with no minimum spend required.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
A look at VoteWithMe and OutVote, apps that show public information on how people in a users' contact list voted in past elections and their party affiliations  —  My dentist, a registered Republican, did not vote in the last midterm elections, in 2014.  —  But the owner of my local bookstore, a registered Democrat, did vote then.
More: Gizmodo and The Verge
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
After Amazon's AbeBooks drops all sellers from certain countries like Russia, 450+ antiquarian book dealers in at least 26 countries pull their books in protest  —  SAN FRANCISCO — More than 250 antiquarian book dealers in 24 countries say they are pulling over a million books off …
More: PYMNTS.com
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1, after pulling the watchOS 5.1 update last Tuesday following reports of Watches being bricked  —  Following the release of watchOS 5.1 last Tuesday morning, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners began complaining that the update had bricked their watches, leaving the devices stuck at the Apple logo.
Ka Kay Lum / DealStreetAsia:
Chinese online music education platform VIP Peilian says it has raised $150M Series C led by Tiger Global  —  Chinese online music education platform VIP Peilian announced that it has raised $150 million for its Series C round led by Tiger Global, it said in an announcement on November 2.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before Infowars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on  —  Infowars is gone from Facebook after a high-profile showdown over the summer between Silicon Valley and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Intel announces Xeon E-2100 CPUs aimed at low-end servers and Cascade Lake AP, a top-end variant of the next gen Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 48 cores  —  The AP does not stand for ‘AMD P**-off’  —  Intel will today talk up two new Xeon processor family members …

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