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November 18, 2019, 7:50 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.
Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET:
Sensor Tower: TikTok has passed 1.5B downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, with 614M downloads in 2019 so far, up 6% YoY  —  The app has had 614 million downloads so far just this year, according to mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.  —  TikTok has passed 1.5 billion …
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
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Musical.ly founder Alex Zhu, who now heads TikTok, says 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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