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November 30, 2020, 12:21 PM

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Cade Metz / New York Times:
Alphabet's DeepMind says it has solved the key “protein folding problem”, cutting the job down from months to hours, which could speed up drug discovery  —  Researchers at DeepMind say they have solved “the protein folding problem,” a task that has bedeviled scientists for more than 50 years.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Sources: Salesforce's deal to buy Slack is expected to be announced on Tuesday after markets close; Salesforce reports Q3 earnings on Tuesday  —  - Salesforce's deal to buy Slack is expected to be announced Tuesday after markets close, sources told CNBC's David Faber.
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
The UK will ban the installation of new Huawei 5G network equipment starting September 2021, after initially announcing a 2027 timeframe in July  —  - Britain set to impose security law on mobile network operators  — White House pushed allies to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed Republican chairman of the FCC, announces he will leave the agency on Jan. 20, when president-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office  —  Aji Pai, the Trump-appointed Republican chairman of the FCC, announced that he will leave the agency on Jan. 20, 2021, when president-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
SCOTUS will hear arguments on Monday that could lead to changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, signed in 1986, a law critics say is outdated and vague  —  The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America's controversial computer hacking laws …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Bitcoin hits a record price of $19,783, with more investors seemingly buying it for the long term, unlike the 2017 spike driven by Asian investors new to crypto  —  The crazy cousin of traditional currencies, which fell below $4,000 in March, passed $19,783.  More investors now are buying it for the long term.
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Interview with former director of US CISA Chris Krebs on being fired by Trump via tweet, why paper ballots are key to ensuring election security, and more  —  Chris Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was put in charge of the agency handling election security by President Trump two years ago.
Ars Technica:
Best 2020 Cyber Monday deals on gaming consoles, laptops, monitors, Apple, Sonos, and Amazon devices, smartphones, headphones, speakers, and more  —  We've sifted through the junk to pick out the tech deals most worth your time.  —  Cyber Monday has arrived.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Materialize, a SQL streaming database built atop the open source Timely Dataflow project, raises $32M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins  —  Materialize, the SQL streaming database startup built on top of the open source Timely Dataflow project, announced a $32 million Series B investment today led …
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