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Stephanie Condon / ZDNet: Amazon adds new Business Prime benefits, including a credit card, extended payment terms via invoice, and free same-day or one-day shipping on select orders  —  The new American Express card could help Amazon reach more SMBs via its B2B platform.  —  Amazon on Tuesday rolled out new benefits …

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk: Coinbase adds its first stablecoin, a Circle-issued coin called USDC tied to the US dollar, which US customers outside NY state can buy and sell  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase announced support for the Circle-issued stablecoin Tuesday.  —  In a blog post, the exchange said U.S. customers outside …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Facebook rolls out a redesigned Messenger app with a focus on simplicity, using more white space and fewer tabs, and plans to add a dark mode in coming months  —  A powerful utility goes back to basics  —  Facebook is releasing a redesigned version of Messenger today that attempts to put the focus back on your chats.

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Per Bjorke / Google Online Security Blog: Google has removed some apps and blacklisted sites from its ad network, acting on data from BuzzFeed, estimates value of affected Google ad spend is under $10M  —  Fighting invalid traffic is essential for the long-term sustainability of the digital advertising ecosystem.

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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News: Investigation finds network of 125+ Android apps, installed 115M+ times, and websites, some targeted at kids, are part of a multi-million dollar ad fraud scheme  —  Last April, Steven Schoen received an email from someone named Natalie Andrea who said she worked for a company called We Purchase Apps.

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: GoEuro raises $150 million for its travel aggregator  —  Romain Dillet @romaindillet / 7 hours  —  Berlin-based startup GoEuro just raised a new $150 million funding round from Kinnevik and Temasek, with Hillhouse Capital also participating.  According to Crunchbase, the company has raised nearly $300 million to date.

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Julia Alexander / The Verge: Patreon partners with Reddit to promote creators' Patreon accounts by making them more visible, adding special flair tags for supporters, and more  —  New widgets and flairs coming to Reddit  —  Patreon, a crowdfunding membership platform for creators, announced today that it's partnering …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Kuo: new iPad mini is in the works and could be announced as soon as next week's event; new AirPods and AirPower charging pad coming in late 2018 to early-2019  —  Ahead of Apple's October 30th event, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared some details about what we can expect to see Apple …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Oracle acquires DataFox, a developer of “predictive intelligence as a service” across 2.8M companies' records and growing  —  Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden / 7 hours  —  Oracle today announced that it has made another acquisition, this time to enhance both the kind of data …

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Ashley Carman / The Verge: Misfit announces the Vapor 2, available “soon” for $249.99, with NFC, standalone GPS, two size options, and a higher-PPI display  —  After the delayed and drawn-out launch of its first touchscreen smartwatch last year, Misfit is back with its successor.

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Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: FCC votes to expand 3.5GHz band to 5G and open 6GHz band to future Wi-Fi  —  Two votes from the FCC today resolved longstanding questions regarding the future of so-called “mid-band” radio spectrum in the United States.  In a 3-1 vote, FCC commissioners opened the 3.5GHz band up for use in 5G networks …

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Dami Lee / The Verge: Google says it will roll out a software update in the coming weeks to fix the Pixel 3's photo-saving issue  —  Google will fix an issue that caused some photos taken with Google Camera on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to not properly save.  A Google spokesperson provided this statement …

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: San Francisco startup Bright Machines raises $179M Series A led by Eclipse to bring smarter robotics to manufacturing  —  Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren't often driven by the latest software.  Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants …

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Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal: iPhone XR review: despite some drawbacks, the XR has a better price, battery, and more colorful design than the XS, making it hard to recommend the XS over XR  —  The iPhone XR has a few price-cutting compromises, but great battery life, Face ID and a colorful design make it the best iPhone to buy

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Ashley Carman / The Verge: A look at Thalmic Labs' new normal-looking smart glasses, called Focals, that display info in the right lens and will ship next year for $1,000  —  Although few people seem to really want to wear smart glasses or goggles — think Google Glass or Snapchat Spectacles — a startup thinks it's figured …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's former Windows chief Terry Myerson says he's joining Madrona Venture Group as a venture partner and the Carlyle Group as an operating executive  —  The former head of Microsoft's Windows unit has resurfaced after leaving the company earlier this summer and will be involved with two different investment firms.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Afiniti, which uses AI and behavioral science to better match customers with customer service agents, quietly raises $130M Series D at a $1.6B valuation  —  Ingrid Lunden @ingridlunden / 7 hours  —  Artificial intelligence touches just about every aspect of the tech world these days …

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Alex Konrad / Forbes: Envoy, which sells an iPad-based visitor management product, raises $43M Series B led by Menlo Ventures and plans new smart office products by end of year  —  Larry Gadea says he knew his startup Envoy was truly taking off when he found out WD-40 was using its software in multiple offices.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Lyft acquires UK-based AR startup Blue Vision Labs and unveils its first Ford test vehicle for its Level 5 self-driving initiative  —  The company has acquired the AR startup Blue Vision Labs and unveiled its first Ford test vehicle  —  Ingrid Lunden , Jonathan Shieber 7 hours

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Julian E. Barnes / New York Times: Sources: US Cyber Command targets Russian operatives to deter them from spreading disinformation, in first known overseas cyberoperation to protect elections  —  WASHINGTON — The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation …

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Anna Escher / TechCrunch: Predictive sales tool People.ai, which tracks every communication touchpoint between sales teams and customers, raises $30M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz  —  Anna Escher @https://www.twitter.com/annaescher / 7 hours  —  Dirty data means bad business.

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Eudora Wang / China Money Network: Chinese cloud-based HR SaaS company Beisen raises $100M+ Series E from Matrix Partners and Hong Kong-based investment firm Genesis Capital  —  Chinese cloud-based human resource software as a service (SaaS) firm Beisen has raised over US$100 million in series E financing round from Matrix Partners …

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Nitasha Tiku / Wired: Three recent books argue that big tech became powerful not because of “software disruption” but by ducking regulation, squeezing workers, strangling competitors  —  A FEW YEARS after the Great Recession, you couldn't scroll through Google Reader without seeing the word “disrupt.”

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The Verge: Android: a visual history of Google's OS on its 10th anniversary  —  Google's Android operating system has undergone a pretty incredible metamorphosis since it debuted on the T-Mobile G1 on October 22nd, 2008.  A decade might seem like a long time, but on the scale of the PC's growth, it's a blink of an eye.

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Reuters: Verizon Q3 beats estimates with net addition of 295K subscribers, net income of $4.92B on total operating revenue of $32.61B  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, helped by promotional offers for Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhones.

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