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November 12, 2018, 9:30 PM

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Susan Wojcicki / YouTube Creator Blog:
YouTube CEO warns of unintended consequences of EU's Article 13 and says YouTube may have to block videos in the EU to avoid liability under the new directive  —  This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times.  —  Creativity has long been a guiding force in my life …
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.
Corinne Reichert / ZDNet:
Intel says it will make its XMM 8160 5G modem available to manufacturers in H2 2019, six months ahead of schedule, with devices using it shipping in H1 2020  —  Intel said it has pushed the launch of a 5G modem forward by six months, with the product to become available to device manufacturers in the second half of next year.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Firefox debuts Price Wise, an experimental price-tracking plug-in that lets users add products from Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Walmart, Home Depot to a watch list  —  Mozilla is introducing a duo of new experimental Firefox features today as part of its Test Pilot program.
The Keyword:
Google says Gboard on Android can now use AI to suggest GIFs, emoji, and stickers that are “related to your conversation”, available globally in English  —  We communicate in pictures more than ever before.  Emoji, stickers, or GIFs often get your point across better than just words.
Vibhuti Sharma / Reuters:
Apple's main supplier for Face ID tech, Lumentum, has slashed its revenue forecasts by about 17%; Apple's stock drops ~5% amid concerns of weak iPhone sales  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) shares fell to their lowest in more than three months on Monday as the main supplier for its Face ID technology …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Facebook agrees to cooperate with France in an informal examination of its content moderation practices and give the government access to its internal processes  —  Facebook and the French government are going to cooperate to look at Facebook's efforts when it comes to moderation.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix execs talk about plans to boost international growth, want to experiment with lower-priced subscriptions in countries with lower per-capita income  —  - Streaming service wants to experiment with prices, CEO says  — Service has announced 17 new shows from five Asian countries
Rani Molla / Recode:
Smart speakers changed audio consumption habits and boosted sales of smart home devices, but hopes for adoption in areas like shopping have not panned out yet  —  Until we invent something that wouldn't be possible without voice, we're just repurposing online content for our ears.
BuzzFeed News:
Airbnb and eBay say they will end their forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment claims  —  Airbnb and eBay said they would end their forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment claims.  Tesla, Slack, and Twitter would not comment.  —  Many major tech companies have long preferred …
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google open-sources AI algorithms that its researchers say can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy  —  Diarization — the process of partitioning out a speech sample into distinctive, homogeneous segments according to who said what — doesn't come as easy to machines as it does to humans …
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
Dan Primack / Axios:

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Intel:
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