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November 7, 2018, 5:30 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung debuts One UI, a redesign for its Android skin that has a more minimalist aesthetic, rolling out next year  —  Your hands will be thankful  —  Today at its developer conference, Samsung showcased what it calls One UI and kicked off a new approach to the user experience on Samsung smartphones.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung showed off a prototype of its tablet-size two-screen foldable phone, with some aspects obscured, slated for 2019  —  Samsung's foldable prototype smartphone — the one it's teased for months — finally made its debut today at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces tools for Android devs: new Kotlin language release, more ways to get users to update apps quickly, and Android Studio IDE headed to Chrome OS  —  At its Android Dev Summit, Google today announced a number of new tools and features for developers that write apps for its mobile operating system.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says Android developers should use native APIs to support “Foldables”, to help avoid further fragmentation, as Samsung and others tease folding devices  —  Developers can turn on support for folding displays right now  —  Google is officially announcing support for a category …
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
A detailed look at iPad Pro's A12X chip, with an improved neural engine, performance, and graphics, and what it may say about Apple's future chips  —  Apple's Anand Shimpi, Phil Schiller talk silicon—"This is really an Xbox One S class GPU."  —  BROOKLYN—Apple's new iPad Pro sports several …
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon begins mailing a physical holiday toy catalog to customers, with QR codes to help find items, as it adopts tactics from traditional retailers  —  - Amazon is shipping its first-ever printed holiday toy catalog to millions of customers starting this month.  —  Amazon's first-ever printed holiday shopping catalog is here.
Shirin Ghaffary / Recode:
SF voters pass Proposition C to raise city's gross receipts tax by ~0.5% on annual gross receipts of $50M+ that companies like Square, Lyft, Salesforce generate  —  The contentious measure, Prop C, has divided tech leaders.  —  San Francisco voters passed a measure that has divided …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger will soon let users remove sent messages within 10 minutes after posting, release notes for an update to the iOS app say  —  Soon you can have Zuckerberg powers  —  Facebook Messenger will soon allow you to delete sent messages up to 10 minutes after you've originally sent them.
Atul Gawande / New Yorker:
Computerization, which simplified tasks in many industries, has largely failed to achieve the same result in healthcare, causing many doctors to hate their PCs  —  Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient.  But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google's walkout was a watershed moment for tech, when 20,000+ employees, many flexing their professional skills and using in-house tools, pressured leadership  —  Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change.  The companies' own workers are another matter.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Square reports Q3 adjusted revenue of $431M, up 68% YoY, as gross payment volume rises 29% YoY to $22.5B; stock down 5% after hours  —  - Wall Street analysts are expecting 11 cents per share and $413.9 million in revenue from the payments company, according to forecasts by Refinitiv.
The Guardian:
Facebook says it will not make political ad disclosure rules mandatory in UK on Nov. 7, says it wants to ensure the accuracy of disclaimers under the ads first  —  Exclusive: Social network says it is improving process to stop abuse of disclaimer system  —  Facebook is delaying its plans …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma says that WeChat now has 1M mini programs and 200M people are using them every day  —  They may not be widely known outside of China, but Tencent's mini program initiative to develop ‘apps’ that live outside of app stores is bearing fruit after it clocked …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says that over 100 accounts it removed Monday were linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency  —  The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency …
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Report: investment in early-stage technology startups in Europe increased 4x to €3.6B in H1 2018, compared to the same period in 2015  —  We're thrilled to announce our latest report, developed in close partnership with Stripe and Techstars and launched today on the main stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

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