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November 19, 2019, 1:15 PM

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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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community, replacing the existing WWDC app, with video resources, news, account management, and more  —  Apple today is introducing a new resource for the over 23 million registered members of its developer community, with the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app.
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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 …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple announces press event on December 2 in NYC, focusing 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.  The event will be focused on “honoring our favorite apps and games of 2019.”

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