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November 18, 2019, 4:05 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google Stadia review: works well and has a clearer picture than early rivals but 4K games do not look 4K, tons of features are missing, and it feels like a beta  —  Google Stadia works.  —  That's what you came here to find out, and I won't bury the lede: on Tuesday, November 19th …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert to succeed John Legere as CEO on May 1, 2020  —  - T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert will succeed John Legere as CEO on May 1, 2020, the company announced Monday.  — CNBC's David Faber reported in July that Sievert was expected …
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Musical.ly founder Alex Zhu, who now heads TikTok, claims that TikTok doesn't share data with China or ByteDance and doesn't censor videos at China's behest  —  Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington's fears.  “I am quite optimistic,” he said.
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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Facebook launches Oculus Link software for Oculus Quest in beta, allowing users to access Rift PC games using a USB-C cable  —  Beta for this wired-VR update is now live; official Oculus Link cable coming soon.  —  Oculus Quest owners, your chance to dive into the world of PC-VR gaming has begun.
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Inside Facebook's efforts to fight revenge porn using AI and a 25-person team; source: Facebook gets about 500K reports of revenge porn per month  —  The Facebook team tasked with fighting nonconsensual intimate images spoke for the first time about their research, early missteps and hopes for AI.
Financial Times:
Investigation finds that, once adjusted for duplicate and fake accounts, Facebook users grew 7% in the past two years, rather than 18% as calculated by Facebook  —  At first glance, Amy Dowd's Facebook account appears perfectly normal.  There is a smiling profile picture of a young woman surrounded …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Israeli ride-hailing service Gett to shut down operations in NYC, known there as Juno, says Lyft will take on its 15,000 enterprise clients starting next year  —  Gett, the ridesharing company backed by Volkswagen and valued at around $1.5 billion, is putting the brakes on a major part of its growth strategy.
More: Mashable and AxiosThanks:@ingridlunden

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