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November 13, 2019, 11:00 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro starting at $2,399 with new processors, better speakers, and a new keyboard, available for pre-order now  —  Apple has launched a new 16-inch MacBook Pro today, available for pre-order now and in stores later this week.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
16" MacBook Pro first hands-on: while the keyboard's “de-Jony-Ive-ification” is good, we shouldn't be celebrating the return of features we shouldn't have lost  —  IF YOU TRY SOMETIMES, YOU JUST MIGHT FIND, YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED  —  Apple today is releasing its much-rumored new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Report: Google is planning to offer checking accounts to users, in partnership with banks and credit unions, starting as early as next year  —  Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers …
Financial Times:
Popular health websites in UK are sharing sensitive user data with dozens of companies including Google and Facebook along with data-brokers and adtech firms  —  Some of the UK's most popular health websites are sharing people's sensitive data — including medical symptoms, diagnoses …
Bloomberg:
Nike will stop selling its sneakers and apparel directly on Amazon, ending a pilot program that began in 2017  —  - Move follows naming of ex-EBay CEO as Nike's next chief  —  Nike Inc. is breaking up with Amazon.com Inc.  —  The athletic brand will stop selling its sneakers …
Enoch Yiu / South China Morning Post:
Alibaba's IPO application approved by the Hong Kong stock exchange; sources say shares to be priced on Nov. 20 with expected trading in the week of Nov. 25  —  Alibaba aims to sell 500 million new shares, with every eight Hong Kong-listed shares equal to one ADS traded in the US in value …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat, and Fastly announce the launch of Bytecode Alliance, which aims to take WebAssembly and other related open standards beyond the browser  —  Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fast today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on …
ACLU:
A district court rules the government's “suspicionless” searches of international travelers' phones and laptops at airports and US border violate 4th Amendment  —  In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court in Boston today ruled that the government's suspicionless searches …
Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg:
Amid labor tensions Google says it fired a staffer for leaking employee info to media, put two on leave for sharing internal docs and tracking staffer calendars  —  - Employee terminated for leaking names, details to media  — Rifts with management roiling company known for openness
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Facebook unveils Facebook Pay, which will work on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to let users shop, donate to causes, send money to friends, more  —  Facebook Pay arrives just weeks after payment companies dropped out of Libra  —  Facebook is launching a new payments system today, appropriately named Facebook Pay.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for “ZombieLoad” in May and another series of microcode patches today  —  Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix.
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Tencent Q3 earnings misses estimates with net income of $2.9B, down 13% YoY, from revenues of ~$13.7B, up 21% YoY  —  - Net income dives 13% as it takes charges on investments  — The social media giant is fighting ByteDance and the downturn  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd. posted quarterly earnings …

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