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GitHub announces improvements to code search and notifications and unveils its first native mobile app, available for iOS and Android, coming soon (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

SheerID, an identity management and marketing company that specializes in screening users for certain discounts, raises $64M led by CVC Ventures (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Mirantis says it has acquired Docker Enterprise, including the business, team, and IP, as Docker raises $35M from Benchmark amid difficulties at the company (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

New York-based Hive, which develops a productivity platform for workers, raises $10.6M Series A led by Comcast Ventures (Alex Wilhelm/Crunchbase News)

Facebook says requests from governments for user data in H1 2019 were up 16% over H2 2018 to 128,617, the highest on record, led by 50,741 demands from the US (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Chicago-based ThreeKit raises $20M Series A for its platform that creates 3D product renderings for clients on the fly (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Microsoft says Executive VP Harry Shum, who oversaw AI and Research, is leaving in February 2020, with CTO Kevin Scott taking over his responsibilities (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Disney says Disney+ has seen 10M signups since launching on Tuesday (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)

Ping, which uses AI to track the hours lawyers work and fill out timesheets, raises $13.2M Series A led by Upfront Ventures (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Freshworks, which offers a range of customer support and sales software, raises $150M Series H led by CapitalG, Sequioa Capital, and Accel at a $3.5B valuation (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Federal judge rules Trump administration's decision to let 3D-printed gun blueprints be shared online was illegal, following lawsuits from several states (Erik Larson/Bloomberg)

Privacy-focused open source browser Brave officially launches version 1.0, available on all major platforms (Aliya Chaudhry/The Verge)

Sigma Computing, which builds cloud-hosted data analytics tools, doubles its Series B to $60M, with funding from Altimeter Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Africa-focused payments startup PalmPay, which has just launched in Nigeria, raises $40M seed round led by Chinese mobile phone maker Transsion (Jake Bright/TechCrunch)

Colorado-based Liqid, which develops adaptive resource management tools for data centers, raises $28M Series B led by Panorama Point Partners (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Apple says the updated Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will ship in December, but does not provide an exact date (Tim Hardwick/MacRumors)

Following the introduction of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple is discontinuing the 15-inch model, which was refreshed in May 2019 (Chris Welch/The Verge)

A look at a group of Somali immigrant warehouse workers in Minnesota who stood up to Amazon over labor and civil rights without the clout of a traditional union (Jessica Bruder/Wired)

16" MacBook Pro first hands-on: while the keyboard's "de-Jony-Ive-ification" is good, we shouldn't be celebrating the return of features we shouldn't have lost (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)

Popular health websites in UK are sharing user's sensitive data with dozens of companies including Google and Facebook along with data-brokers and adtech firms (Financial Times)

Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro starting at $2,399 with new processors, better speakers, and a good keyboard, available for pre-order now (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Source: DoorDash is raising $100M at a ~$13B valuation from T. Rowe Price Group and others (Candy Cheng/Bloomberg)

Nike will stop selling its sneakers and apparel directly on Amazon, ending a pilot program that began in 2017 (Bloomberg)

Report: Google is planning to offer checking accounts to users, in partnership with banks and credit unions, starting as early as next year (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Convoy, a digital freight marketplace that matches truckers with cargo shippers, raises $400M Series D at a $2.75B valuation (Jennifer Smith/Wall Street Journal)

Tencent Q3 earnings misses estimates with net income of $2.9B, down 13% YoY, from revenues of ~$13.7B, up 21% YoY (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)

Social media influencers are encouraging teens to be real in their posts instead of perfect, making them vulnerable to predators looking to take advantage (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal)

A profile of wikiHow, which draws an estimated 125M visitors each month and views its commitment to the principles of the open web as a key differentiator (Kaitlyn Tiffany/The Atlantic)

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat, and Fastly announce the launch of Bytecode Alliance, which aims to take WebAssembly and other related open standards beyond the browser (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

GuRu raises $15M Series A for developing products that can safely deliver electric power through the air for powering devices using millimeter-wave technology (Technology Startups News)

The average price Instagram influencers are paid for sponsored posts has been $1,643 in 2019, up from $1,144 in 2018, says a study from marketing firm Izea (Amanda Perelli/Business Insider)

A look at Walmart's attempt to unify its legacy and online store units, causing an internal culture clash, as e-commerce investments pinch the company's margins (Matthew Boyle/Bloomberg)

A look at Facebook's past views on China and how they changed as TikTok became popular; sources: Facebook held serious acquisition talks with Musical.ly in 2016 (Ryan Mac/BuzzFeed News)

Sources: Alibaba's IPO application approved by the Hong Kong stock exchange; shares to be priced on Nov. 20 with expected trading in the week of Nov. 25 (Enoch Yiu/South China Morning Post)

Interswitch, a Nigeria-based digital payments startup, says Visa has acquired a minority stake, reportedly for $200M, at a $1B valuation, plans IPO in H1 2020 (Jake Bright/TechCrunch)

Sources: Apple to debut its 16-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard as soon as Wednesday; expected to go on sale this week, starting at ~$2,400 (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Amid labor tensions Google says it fired a staffer for leaking employee info to media, put two on leave for sharing internal docs and tracking staffer calendars (Ryan Gallagher/Bloomberg)

Chrome OS now shows a Chromebook's end-of-life date in the device's settings (Aamir Siddiqui/XDA Developers)

Intel unveils its new Movidius Myriad low-power VPU that will excel at computer vision tasks at the edge, code-named "Keem Bay", expected to launch in H1 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

In the iOS 13.3 beta, Safari gains support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

A district court rules the government's "suspicionless" searches of international travelers' phones and laptops at airports and US border violate 4th Amendment (ACLU)

TruKKer, a UAE-based on-demand trucking platform, has raised $23M Series A led by Saudi Technology Ventures (Farah Elbahrawy/Bloomberg)

Twitch Studio, the company's live streaming software, is now in open beta for PC users (Bijan Stephen/The Verge)

Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for "ZombieLoad" in May and another series of microcode patches today (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Facebook unveils Facebook Pay, which will work on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to let users shop, donate to causes, send money to friends, more (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Researchers find 5G flaws that would let an attacker track phone locations, spoof emergency alerts, more via a malicious radio base station; some affect 4G too (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Stradigi AI, a Montral-based AI solutions provider and research lab, raises $53M CAD Series A led by Investissement Qubec and Fonds de solidarit FTQ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Automattic partners with Stripe to debut Recurring Payments for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites, to let content creators collect repeat contributions (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Users notice Facebook's iOS app accesses the camera as they do unrelated things like scrolling their feeds; one workaround is to revoke app's camera permissions (Alfred Ng/CNET)

Disney+ spokesperson acknowledges service issues on launch day, saying consumer demand exceeded "high expectations", as users complain that they can't connect (Frank Pallotta/CNN)




Politics Headlines Today
[Fri-15-Nov-2019]

Updated: 23 mins ago

Buhari urged to call Oshiomhole to order - Daily Trust

Gov's mandate can't be snatched 'Ibadan chiefs - The Sun

#NotThatBad: Failed roads stifling industrial growth of South-East - Punch

11, 660 Diabetic Cases In Niger ' State Govt - Daily Independent

13 killed in auto-crash on Lagos-Ibadan road - The Cable

13 States to Benefit from $250m World Bank Loan for Malaria Control - Thisday

18 Flaws of Nigeria's Elections Yesterday, Today: Attahiru Jega - PM News

2 days to guber, Senate approves N10b refund to Kogi - Peoples Daily

2 injured in Tejuosho Lagos fire ' LASEMA - Vanguard

2023 Presidency: Time for Buhari to prove he loves Igbo 'Anumaka - The Sun

246 children die of measles daily 'Expert - The Sun

27 killed in Pakistan Lightning strikes - Punch

4,000 Primary Health Centers revitalized in Nigeria ' NPHCDA - PM News

4,126 Passenger Luggage Lost, Delayed At Nigeria's Airports In September - Daily Independent

9 times Trump and the people around him have put national security at risk - Business Insider

95% of technology used in Nigeria imported NOTAP - Punch

A beginner's guide to impeachment and Trump - BBC

A eco-friendly solution to Hanoi's motorbike obsession - CNN

A GOP senator blocked a bill for universal background checks as the Santa Clarita high-school shooting was unfolding - Business Insider

A law professor weighs in on how Trump could beat impeachment - Business Insider

Abducted Appeal Court Judge regains freedom - PM News

Abia Govt Calls For Urgent Release Of Ecological Fund - Daily Independent

About 10 Nigerians Arrested In US For Romance Scams - Sahara Reporters

Access To Water, Entitlement Of Every Nigerian, Says Minister - Daily Independent

Acourt halts judgement disqualifying APC from Bayelsa guber poll - The Cable

Acourt judgment: Ibadan chiefs side with Makinde - Punch

Adequate Security Assured As GOtv Boxing Mini Holds Saturday - Daily Independent

Aduvie restates commitment to sports development - The Nation

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Egypt held as Comoros win - BBC

Africa's top shots: 8-14 November 2019 - BBC

Again, APC Govs Demand NEC Meeting From Oshiomhole - Daily Independent

AIB Releases Three Preliminary Reports On Incidents Involving Air Peace In 2019 - Sahara Reporters

AIB to criminalise over-writing of CVR - Daily Times

Airtel Africa to Buy Additional Spectrum in Nigeria for $70m - Thisday

Aisha Buhari inaugurates Kogi Presidential Lodge - Daily Times

Alex Akinyele, Former Information Minister, is Dead - Thisday

Alibaba says the 'future of Hong Kong remains bright' as it kicks off share sale - CNN

All Set for Kogi election - The Nation

Alleged misappropriation: Emir Sanusi files fresh application. - Guardian

Amnesty Tasks FG on Human Rights During Bayelsa, Kogi Elections - Thisday

Anambra yearning for right leadership 'Ezeemo - The Sun

Andrew Yang and his loyal 'knights' of Silicon Valley - Business Insider

Andrew Yang is locking down way more supporters than other non-frontrunners in the 2020 Democratic race - Business Insider

Andrew Yang wants you to make money off your data by making it your personal property - Business Insider

Another suit challenges PDP candidate Wadas competence - The Nation

Anti-fake drug war must be won NAFDAC - Punch

Anti-Hate Speech Bill is evil and crime against humanity ' Biri - Vanguard

APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Refused To Hold NEC Meeting In 14 Months, Says Progressives Governors' Forum - Sahara Reporters

APC govs to Oshiomhole: Convene NEC meeting or resign - Peoples Daily

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