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November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM

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Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple announces press event on December 2 in NYC, says the event will be focused on “honoring our favorite apps and games of 2019”  —  Apple just announced a press event that it will hold a special press event at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 2 in New York City.
CNBC:
Google buys Microsoft-backed CloudSimple to help its customers run VMware workloads on the Google Cloud Platform, after partnering with the company in July  —  - CloudSimple makes it easier for large companies to run applications in public clouds like Google's.
Craig Lloyd / iFixit News:
16" MacBook Pro teardown shows a new thermal system, keyboard similar to the standalone Magic Keyboard, a six-speaker system, and a high-performance mic array  —  A beloved old feature returns to the MacBook Pro, and it starts with M-a-g.  If you guessed MagSafe, we have disappointing news …
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 …
William Feuer / CNBC:
Evan Spiegel says Snapchat has a team that fact checks all political advertising on the platform, in stark contrast to Facebook  —  - Snap's policy represents a middle ground in a debate that has been largely defined by extremes as Facebook pushes for no regulation and Twitter grapples with removing political ads altogether.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple's integrated approach is fostering monopolistic behavior and has started to stifle innovation resulting in user-hostile keyboards and no NFC based apps  —  When I started Stratechery in 2013, the conventional wisdom was that modularized ecosystems were best.
Jason Hovet / Reuters:
Czech government approves a proposal for a 7% digital tax covering revenue from large companies gained via targeted ads, user data sales, and more  —  PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government approved a 7% digital tax proposal on Monday aimed at boosting state coffers by taxing advertising …
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.

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