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December 3, 2018, 8:15 PM

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Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Tumblr says it will permanently ban adult content from its platform beginning December 17  —  Tumblr is permanently banning adult content from its platform as of December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used.
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft is working on Windows Lite, a super lightweight, instant on, always connected OS that runs only PWAs and UWP apps, to challenge Chrome OS  —  For more than a year, we have been hearing about Windows Core OS and how it is a modern version of Windows.
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 …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Nvidia announces a new $2,499 GPU called Titan RTX with 576 tensor cores, 24GB of GDDR6 memory, and the new Turing architecture, shipping later this month  —  By this point we've seen most of NVIDIA's 2018 Turing GPU product stack.  After kicking things off with the Quadro RTX series …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Al-powered real-time captions and subtitles for Skype and says PowerPoint will also get them in early 2019  —  Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google to expand eSIM support for Pixel 3 to Sprint and carriers in Germany, the UK, and India in the coming months  —  With eSIM technology, users no longer have to manage the tiny-sized card thanks to all the necessary information becoming digitized.  Google today announced expanded eSIM support …
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% …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Oura Health, a sleep-tracking platform offering its Oura smart ring, raises $20M with Will Smith, Steve Chen, Michael Dell, and others participating  —  Oura Health, a sleep-tracking and sleep-improvement platform, just raised $20 million in a funding round led by MSD Capital with participation …

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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