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November 8, 2018, 4:55 PM

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Google says it will make arbitration optional for individual sexual harassment claims, provide more info about investigations, expand training, and more  —  Editor's note: Today, our CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to Google employees about changes we're making to better support them.
David Gelles / New York Times:
Sundar Pichai on the walkout, company culture, and how, China aside, Google already operates in countries with censorship laws like “right to be forgotten”  —  Growing up in India, he slept on the floor of a house without a refrigerator.  Today, the chief executive …
Megan Wollerton / CNET:
Facebook Portal and Portal+ video chat devices go on sale on Thursday on Portal online store, Amazon, and Best Buy  —  Facebook on Wednesday announced retail availability for its Portal Plus and Portal smart displays on the Portal online store, Amazon and Best Buy.
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Samsung teases foldable phone that acts as a phone when closed and a tablet when opened, says mass production will begin within months  —  Our foldable future is here  —  Samsung has been teasing its foldable smartphone for weeks, and now the company has unveiled it for the first time today.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon makes the Alexa app, previously available on select laptops, available to all Windows 10 users via Microsoft Store  —  Available in the Microsoft Store  —  Amazon is releasing its Alexa app for Windows 10 today.  While the app has been available on select Windows 10 laptops recently …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
David Attenborough, the legendary BBC broadcaster, will provide the voiceover for Netflix's eight-part series Our Planet, to be released in April  —  Broadcaster synonymous with BBC documentaries will record voiceover for eight-part series  —  Sir David Attenborough will front …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube finally arrives on the Nintendo Switch, available to download now, following Hulu  —  Nintendo has sold over 22 million Switch consoles since launch, with plans to sell another 20 million this financial year.  —  That said, Nintendo hasn't seemed too focused on building out its portfolio of non-gaming apps.
CoinDesk:
Coinbase says it is adding Brave browser's Basic Attention Token to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro.
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Eric Schmidt on growing up in Italy, years at Bell Labs, PARC, and Sun, scaling Google, polarization on social platforms, how tech will shape the future, more  —  Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / SoundCloud / RSS  —  The son of an economist, Eric Schmidt eschewed his father's profession …
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Tesla names board member and Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm as Chairman of the Board, replacing Elon Musk; Denholm to leave Telstra to work as Tesla chair full-time  —  - Tesla delivered its largest quarterly profit in the company's history in the third quarter of 2018, reporting about $6.8 billion …
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