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November 18, 2019, 5:20 AM

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Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
After ICANN lifted price caps on .org domains in June, the Internet Society has sold Public Interest Registry, the top level domain's operator, to PE firm Ethos  —  Ethos Capital, led by former ABRY Partners Managing Partner, buys .Org registry.  —  I thought this might happen.  And now it has.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Self-driving startup Wayve, which considers sophisticated sensor tech like lidar unnecessary for safe autonomous driving systems, raises $20M Series A  —  Wayve, a U.K.-based startup that's developing artificial intelligence (AI) that teaches cars to drive autonomously using reinforcement learning …
Mark Harris / MIT Technology Review:
New research shows that thousands of ships in Shanghai, the world's busiest port, are falling victim to spoofing of GPS systems that has left experts baffled  —  A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world's busiest port.  But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?
Eric Rosenbaum / CNBC:
The White House confirms that President Trump will tour Apple's manufacturing plant in Austin on November 20  —  - Apple announced its new Mac Pro will be assembled at the Austin factory after winning tariff exemptions from the Trump administration in September.  —  How Apple CEO Tim Cook won over Trump amid a trade war
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
As millions pay for premium subscriptions to have a “clean” digital media experience, privacy and freedom from advertising are gradually becoming luxury goods  —  A decade ago, an internet video start-up called Hulu boldly declared an end to the era of paid TV.
Jake Bright / TechCrunch:
OPay, the Africa-focused mobile payments startup founded by Opera, raises $120M Series B to expand from Nigeria to Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa  —  Africa focused fintech startup OPay has raised a $120 million Series B round backed by Chinese investors.  —  Located in Lagos and founded …

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