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December 10, 2018, 1:40 PM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Qualcomm says a Chinese court has issued preliminary injunction against Apple for infringing patents, blocking sale and import of iPhones from 6S to X in China  —  A Chinese court has banned the sale of a number of recent iPhone models citing infringement of two Qualcomm patents, the San Diego chipmaker said on Monday.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google says it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ in April 2019 instead of August and retire Google+ APIs within 90 days, after new API bug found  —  After discovering another security issue potentially impacting 52.5 million users, Google today announced that the consumer version …
New York Times:
How smartphone apps are sharing precise location data with 75+ companies, including advertisers, retailers, and hedge funds, up to 14K times a day  —  Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds.  They say it's anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
Mugdha Variyar / The Economic Times:
Google acquires popular Indian train tracking app “Where is my Train”, which works offline and without GPS, sources say for $30M-$40M  —  Google has acquired Sigmoid Labs, which runs the platform ‘Where is My Train.’  —  ET had reported the development in August.
The Keyword:
Google says its For You tab for Google Maps, which gives personalized recommendations, is now rolling out in 40+ countries on iOS and 130+ countries on Android  —  It's officially the holiday season, which means lots of time spent with friends and family.  But all of that together …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bird plans to raise at its current $2B valuation and Lime at $2B-3B, below their initial asks, amid tougher-than-expected business conditions  —  Shared electric-scooter companies Bird and Lime temper their valuation goals as they deal with vandalism and other growing pains

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