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November 12, 2018, 2:45 PM

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Yonhap News Agency:
Sources: Samsung to launch the flagship Galaxy S10 in February, while Galaxy S10 with 5G support and its foldable phone called Galaxy F will launch in March  —  Samsung Electronics Co. plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March, along with a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10, industry sources said Monday.
Dan Primack / Axios:
SAP announces it will buy user experience management platform Qualtrics, which had planned to go public later this month, for $8B  —  SAP on Sunday night announced that it will purchase Qualtrics, a U.S.-based maker of survey software that had been expected to go public this week, for $8 billion in cash,
Bloomberg:
Profile of Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, who resisted taking VC money for over a decade before finally agreeing to deals with Accel and Sequoia Capital  —  - SAP is paying $8 billion in cash for Ryan Smith's Qualtrics  — Utah-based software company had been planning to go public
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Imran Khan, formerly second-in-command at Snap, is working on a new e-commerce startup due to launch next year  —  Khan plans to launch a new shopping platform in 2019.  —  Imran Khan, who spent the past four years as the top business executive at Snapchat's parent company, Snap …
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Wall Street Journal:
A look at the tug of war between the data driven tech team and the relationship-oriented Hollywood team at Netflix  —  As the company plunges deeper into originals, its L.A. wing is doing the once-unthinkable: overriding the metrics  —  Netflix Inc.'s executives were torn.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
BlaBlaCar will offer a bus service and is acquiring Ouibus, the bus division of France's national railway company SNCF, and also announces $114M in new funding  —  French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France's national railway company SNCF.

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