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Netflix is making 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' [TechCrunch] Netflix has acquired the rights to make “Beverly Hills Cop 4” from Paramount. Deadline, which broke the news, said the studio has been trying to restart the franchise in several forms, including a TV show. Even with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Eddie M…

B&H dodged millions in taxes, New York attorney general alleges [The Verge] Photography and video equipment retailer B&H knowingly failed to pay millions of dollars in sales taxes due in New York, according to a lawsuit filed today by the state attorney general.

Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado [TechCrunch] Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental cars to drivers on its platform, as an alternative to options …

Brother of OneCoin’s ‘Cryptoqueen’ pleads guilty, could serve 90 years in prison [The Next Web] The brother of OneCoin’s missing “CryptoQueen” has pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud charges, BBC reports. Konstantin Ignatov admitted to his role in the multi-billion dollar OneCoin scam when he signed a plea deal on October 4. That document has s…

Andrew Yang wants to tax digital ads and launch a new algorithm regulator [The Verge] Democratic candidates have struggled with how to respond to the growing power of tech companies, with left-leaning candidates like Elizabeth Warren supporting aggressive antitrust action, while moderates like Pete Buttigieg push for more a milder regulatory a…

Impeachment hearing reveals major White House phone security fail [Ars Technica] Diplomat's testimony of Sondland-Trump call just the latest apparent OPSEC lapse by administration.

Uncharted Movie Casts Mark Wahlberg and Gamers Are NOT Happy [Crypto Coins News] Mark Wahlberg is joinging the Uncharted movie cast as Sully, and fans aren't happy about plans for this video game movie adaptation.

Google finishes the install of its private Curie cable, announces Panama branch [TechCrunch] Google today announced that it has finished the install and test of its private Curie cable. When it was announced, Curie, which connects the U.S. to Chile, was the company’s third private cable. Since then, it has announced two more, Dunant and Equiano, whic…

Airbnb scam: How it works and how to protect yourself. [Recode] Listen to how one woman found herself in the middle of it on the Reset podcast.

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 2 of 2) [TechCrunch] In part two of our survey that asked top VCs about the most exciting investment areas in real estate, we dig into responses from 10 leading real estate-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stages across real estate specific firms, corporate ve…

Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2) [TechCrunch] The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that s…

Instagram’s test to hide like counts expands across the globe [The Verge] Instagram, which has been running a test to hide like counts on posts in seven different countries, announced today that it is expanding the test globally.

Adobe announces GA of customer data platform [TechCrunch] The customer data platform (CDP) is the newest tool in the customer experience arsenal as big companies try to help customers deal with data coming from multiple channels. Today, Adobe announced the general availability of its CDP. The CDP is a like a central…

Indian telcos Vodafone Idea and Airtel post $10.3 billion in combined quarterly losses [TechCrunch] It’s not a good day for two of the top three telecom operators in India. Vodafone Idea, India’s second largest telecom operator by subscriber count, said its consolidated loss had widened to $7.14 billion in the quarter that ended in September in what is the …

Greta Thunberg is sailing to Madrid with a family of YouTubers [The Verge] Greta Thunberg embarked on a four-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean to reach the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, this December. It’s a change in plans after Chile backed out of hosting the conference in Santiago.

How to Be a Master Whistle Blower [Wired] Champion whistler Sean Lomax shared the tricks of his trade with WIRED.

Backed by Serena Williams and Usain Bolt, Let’s Do This raises $15M from EQT [TechCrunch] Back in September, endurance events marketplace Let’s Do This (a YC alumni) raised a $5m seed round from a number of US investors, including Olypmic star Usain Bolt and tennis star Serena Williams. As much as I’d like to get excited, this is slightly par for …

Google reportedly plans to offer checking accounts starting next year [The Next Web] A report from the Wall Street Journal indicates Google is getting into the banking industry — specifically, it’ll soon offer checking accounts. The project is codenamed Cache (hmm, fitting), and is set to launch sometime next year. The accounts will be manage…

Google Search now helps you pronounce 'quokka' [TechCrunch] Google is adding a nifty new feature to its search results when you look for the pronunciation of words. You’ll now be able to not just hear the correct pronunciation, but you can also now practice the right way of saying ‘quokka’ and get immediate feedback o…

Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the U.S. [TechCrunch] Google today announced that it is now rolling out support for Rich Communication Services messages (you can think of it as the next generation of SMS) in the Android Messages app to all of its users in the U.S., after already testing it with a small set of us…

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