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November 22, 2019, 10:00 PM

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Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook built a now discontinued internal app, report says between 2015 and 2016, that let employees identify colleagues and friends via facial recognition  —  The discontinued app could identify employees and their friends who had enabled facial recognition, Facebook said.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
FCC bans carriers from using federal subsidies to buy equipment from Huawei and ZTE, considers ordering subsidy recipients to replace current Chinese equipment  —  The FCC is acting on its vow to keep Chinese technology out of American wireless networks.  Commissioners have unanimously approved …
BBC:
Russia has passed a law banning devices not pre-installed with Russian software starting July 2020; govt to create a list of devices and Russian apps involved  —  Russia has passed a law banning the sale of certain devices that are not pre-installed with Russian software.
Shannon Liao / CNN:
Facebook says it has signed Jeremy Wang, aka Disguised Toast, a Twitch streamer with 1M+ followers, to Facebook Gaming, its live game streaming platform  —  New York (CNN)Facebook (FB) just nabbed a major player for its gaming platform as it continues to ramp up efforts to compete in the video game streaming wars.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Sources say Apple AirPods shipments are expected to double to 60M in 2019, driven by “much higher” than expected demand for the AirPods Pro model  —  - Demand for AirPods Pro ‘much higher’ than original estimate  — Wearables drive Apple's growth as smartphone shipments plateau
Matthew Boyle / Bloomberg:
Walmart's Jet.com is shutting its fresh-food delivery business just a year after introducing the service in NYC; source: Jet was losing about $20 on every order  —  - Retailer will close warehouse, eliminating more than 200 jobs  — Jet's grocery service has struggled since its debut a year ago
Tom Metcalf / Bloomberg:
Travis Kalanick has sold ~$1.5B worth of Uber stock since a post-IPO lockup expired on Nov. 6; a Nov. 11 filing suggests Kalanick could offload his entire stake  —  - Uber co-founder has sold more than half his stake in November  — Stake in ride-hailing company is now a minority of his fortune

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