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November 13, 2019, 4:20 PM

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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.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
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.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Disney says Disney+ has seen 10M signups since launching on Tuesday  —  Disney's new streaming service has already seen 10 million sign-ups since launching Tuesday, the company announced Wednesday.  —  Disney's stock was up slightly on the news.  Netflix shares were down 1%.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
GitHub announces improvements to code search and notifications and unveils its first native mobile app, available for iOS and Android, coming soon  —  At its annual Universe conference today, Microsoft -owned GitHub announced a couple of new products, as well as the general availability …
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 …
Candy Cheng / Bloomberg:
Source: DoorDash is raising $100M at a ~$13B valuation from T. Rowe Price Group and others  —  DoorDash Inc.'s $2 billion war chest is getting even bigger.  The food delivery startup, backed by the likes of SoftBank Group Corp. and Sequoia Capital, is receiving a new cash infusion of $100 million …
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 …
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Inside the Arctic World Archive, where GitHub will store 200 “platters”, each with 120GB of open source software on them, to prevent loss of the software  —  The last stop for civilization before the North Pole is Svalbard, an archipelago north of mainland Norway along the 80th parallel.
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 …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple says the updated Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will ship in December, but does not provide an exact date  —  Apple has officially announced that its long-awaited Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available starting in December.  —  Apple also announced that the new ‌Mac Pro‌ …

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