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November 9, 2018, 5:50 PM

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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon signs a deal with Apple, will start selling its latest devices, except the HomePod, in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India  —  Amazon has signed a deal to expand the selection of Apple products on its sites worldwide.  —  The world's largest e-commerce company …
CoinDesk:
SEC fines the owner of decentralized cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta $388K, prompting fears of further enforcement action against crypto trading platforms  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook has quietly released an app for iOS and Android called Lasso, designed to compete with TikTok, that lets users create short videos  —  The aging social media platform wishes to win teens over  —  Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun short videos designed …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
The New York Times is digitizing its 5-7M photo archive using Google AI to recognize text describing the photos and will use Google's storage services  —  Google's computer brains are helping The New York Times turn a historic archive of more than 5 million photos into digital data that'll appear …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
PayPal says it will cancel accounts of Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, Tommy Robinson and a number of anti-fascist groups like Atlanta Antifa and Antifa Sacramento  —  PayPal said today that it will cancel accounts used by far-right group the Proud Boys as well as multiple accounts from anti-fascist groups.
Zoë Bernard / Business Insider:
Sources: Mary Meeker is seeking to raise around $1.25B for her new growth fund  —  - The famed tech investor Mary Meeker is aiming to raise about $1.25 billion for her new growth fund, multiple sources tell Business Insider.  — Meeker, a longtime partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it has fixed an issue deactivating licenses on some Windows 10 Pro machines, says update will be automatically applied over next 24 hours  —  Microsoft's back-end activation issues which caused a number of Windows users to get false product-activation-error messages seems to be nearly fixed.
Shanti S Nair / Reuters:
Report: BlackBerry is in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for as much as $1.5B  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance Inc for as much as $1.5 billion, Business Insider reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Giphy unveils its short-form video platform and showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier this week  —  Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone's favorite animated image format, the GIF.  The company is soft launching its video platform Friday …
Google Walkout For Real Change:
Google walkout organizers say Google made progress toward addressing their demands but it must still address systemic racism and discrimination at the company  —  Last week, 20,000 Google employees and TVCs (Temps, Vendors and Contractors) walked out to protest discrimination, racism …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney says its new streaming service will be called Disney+ and will launch in the US in late 2019  —  - Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, will be a home for its past titles and original series, including new content from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Google hires David Feinberg, CEO of health services organization Geisinger, to lead its health initiatives; sources say he will report to AI head Jeff Dean  —  - Feinberg will work to coordinate health care efforts across many groups, including Google Brain, Nest and Google Fit.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
IoT security company ForeScout Technologies acquires Netherlands-based industrial security company SecurityMatters for $113M  —  The deal is designed to strengthen ForeScout's enterprise and industrial security offerings.  —  ForeScout Technologies has announced the acquisition of SecurityMatters.

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