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December 2, 2020, 9:05 AM

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TechCrunch:
Salesforce announces it's buying Slack in a $27.7B deal  —  Salesforce, the CRM powerhouse that recently surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue, announced today it is wading deeper into enterprise social by acquiring Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal.  —  Every worker at every company needs …
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Amazon unveils Monitron, a service for monitoring factory workers and machines with low-cost sensors, as it looks to push into the industrial sector  —  Sensor and computer vision hardware come as tech giant looks to push into industrial sector  —  Amazon is rolling out cheap new tools …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Researcher details a now patched zero-click iOS device exploit using Apple's AWDL protocol which would grant attackers access to device hardware and data  —  A Google Project Zero researcher found a stunning vulnerability  —  Ever watch that movie, or play that video game …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
President Trump in a late night tweet threatened to veto the annual defense bill authorizing ~$1T in military spending unless Congress repeals Section 230  —  President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense bill authorizing nearly $1 trillion in military spending unless Congress opens …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Google Maps rolls out a new community feed section within Explore tab, featuring posts from local experts, food and drink merchants, and publishers you follow  —  Google is introducing a new community feed to Maps that the company says will help keep you informed of all the latest developments in your city …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple's MagSafe Duo charger is now available to order online for $129, charging brick not included  —  Don't forget the power brick  —  Apple's MagSafe Duo charger is now on sale online, after initially having been announced without a release date as part of this year's iPhone launch.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: Cyber Monday online spending in the US was at the lower end of expectations at $10.8B, but 15.1% higher YoY, with 37% of sales made on smartphones  —  Cyber Monday, traditionally the biggest shopping day online in the year, followed in the footsteps of Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft will remove user names from Productivity Score feature after a privacy backlash, says Microsoft 365 will only aggregate data at the organization level  —  Microsoft says it will make changes in its new Productivity Score feature, including removing the ability for companies to see data …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
HPE announces it will relocate its headquarters from San Jose, CA, to Houston, TX, that it's constructing a new campus there, and no layoffs come with the move  —  - Hewlett Packard Enterprise is relocating its headquarters to Houston, Texas.  — The company is currently constructing a new campus.
PYMNTS.com:
Stripe extends its business lending service Stripe Capital to online platforms, offering an “end-to-end lending API” to provide customers with financing options  —  Payments giant Stripe is taking Stripe Capital, its push into online business finance and lending, to the next level.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Libra Association changes its name to the Diem Association, distancing itself from Facebook, plans to launch the “Diem dollar” when the new entity is licensed  —  The Libra Association put together by Facebook last year is rebranding in further efforts to distance itself …

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