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December 9, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Coinbase adds Civic, district0x, Loom Network, and Decentraland to its Coinbase Pro trading platform and is considering 27 other tokens  —  UPDATE, 12/7/18 18:00 UTC: Four hours after announcing the list, Coinbase Pro said it was launching support for Civic, District0x, Loom Network and Decentraland's tokens.
Owen Williams / Motherboard:
By putting Edge on Chromium and planning to invest in the engine, Microsoft is showing it is committed to the web as a platform for the future of apps  —  The move will allow deeper integration of Chromium and Chrome on Windows, which will lead to major improvements in performance and battery life.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook bans sexual solicitation including vague suggestive statements, sexualized slang, and using sexual hints such as mentioning sexual preference  —  Well, well.  As we've covered for a while now, FOSTA became law almost entirely because Facebook did an about-face on its position on the law …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber has confidentially filed for an IPO; filing indicates it could go public as soon as the first quarter of 2019  —  The filing indicates a public listing could come in early 2019, pitting the ride-hailing service against rival Lyft  —  Uber Technologies Inc. filed paperwork confidentially …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Canada's DOJ argues Huawei CFO committed fraud by misrepresenting a Huawei subsidiary as an independent company, tricking US banks into violating Iran sanctions  —  VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The reasons that the United States asked the Canadian authorities to arrest a top executive …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Epic's PC and Mac games store, announced last week, is now live with Epic's own Fortnite and Unreal Tournament, Hades from Supergiant Games, with more to come  —  It's a busy week for Epic Games .  Fresh from pushing out a major season 7 update for Fortnite, so the gaming giant has taken the wraps off its own games store.

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