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December 3, 2018, 8:00 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: updated AirPods with wireless charging support and upgrades to the Bluetooth spec to launch in Q1 2019, an all-new design model coming in Q1 2020  —  The AirPods truly-wireless earbuds are on track to be Apple's best growth product for the foreseeable future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.
CNN:
Canadian activist sues NSO Group, claims its spyware empowered Saudi officials to access WhatsApp messages with Jamal Khashoggi, possibly leading to his killing  —  London (CNN)In his public writings, Jamal Khashoggi's criticism of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was measured.
The Information:
Sources: Uber has recently held talks about possible acquisitions with scooter startups Bird and Lime  —  Uber has held talks recently with electric scooter rental startup Bird to acquire the company in what could be a multibillion-dollar deal, said several people briefed on the discussions.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
How Amazon is limiting the ability of popular brands to sell independently via its Marketplace, if they also want to sell their goods directly via Amazon itself  —  Some companies are choosing to end their relationship with Amazon rather than cave to the online retailer's demands.
Boris Hristov:
As Bitcoin bulls cite past recoveries, the amount of money lost in the last bubble raises the question of where funds for another BTC surge may come from  —  The crypto market correction turned winter will soon mark its first year.  Over the last months, many folks have posted tables …
Brian Dowling / Xconomy:
Aras, which provides product lifecycle management software for large manufacturing companies like Airbus and GE, has raised $70M Series D led by Goldman Sachs  —  Aras, a “product lifecycle management” software company based in Andover, MA, has raised $70 million in a Series D investment round led by Goldman Sachs.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Google applied for a patent, rejected by USPTO, allegedly based on research shared with its ATAP group during a visit from an MIT doctoral student  —  Googlers sought patent on tech described during job chat  —  Jie Qi, cofounder of edu-tech electronics biz Chibitronics …
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