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December 3, 2018, 11:45 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.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to wait until at least 2020 before releasing an iPhone that works with 5G  —  - Next IPhone won't connect to new faster networks, people say  —  Apple Inc. plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung and Verizon will partner to release a 5G smartphone using Qualcomm processors in the first half of 2019, plan to show a concept device this week  —  One of the world's first 5G phones will be coming to the US from Samsung and Verizon.  —  The two companies on Monday said they plan …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is testing its cashierless technology for bigger stores, leading to speculation that it may use it one day for its Whole Foods chain  —  Online giant tries to overcome challenges caused by retail spaces with higher ceilings, more products  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN .99% …
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.
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.

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