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Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers [TechCrunch] The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber j…

Adobe is buying the Oculus Medium VR sculpting app [The Verge] Adobe has acquired Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool that was unveiled in 2015. The app was one of the Facebook-owned company’s two VR art tools. No changes are expected for now, but that could change in 2020.

Social media platforms leave 95% of reported fake accounts up, study finds [Ars Technica] Fake accounts are easy to buy and make, and platforms are bad at yanking them.

Gift Guide: VR gear you won't feel stupid for buying [TechCrunch] There have been holiday gift guides for VR for the past five years or so and for most of that time, buying a VR headset was generally a bad call. There were still fun experiences to be had, but the gear was expensive and the troubleshooting was not for the…

Leading anti-vaxxer jailed as measles death toll rises to 63 in Samoa [Ars Technica] He allegedly compared a mass vaccination campaign to a "killing spree."

Uber's Crime Report Is ‘Highly Alarming,’ Says a Criminologist [Wired] In its first compilation, the ride-hail service says there were more than 3,000 sexual assaults related to Uber rides last year, up 4% from the year before.

Report: Magic Leap's early device sales aren't looking good [TechCrunch] Magic Leap just announced that they’re in the midst of closing a series E round of funding, but it sounds like they’re going to have to clinch that investment with some pretty troubling sales numbers for their only device on the market. The Information‘s Alex…

Magic Leap Two headset reportedly ‘years away from launch’ [The Verge] Augmented reality company Magic Leap is reportedly dealing with low sales, layoffs, and high-level shakeups, including Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai stepping down from its board.

Google Assistant gets a big note-taking revamp, with support for several apps [Ars Technica] You can create and add to shopping lists in Google Keep, Any.do, AnyList, and Bring.

Away CEO Steph Korey is ‘appalled’ by how she spoke to employees [The Verge] The executive of the popular luggage brand said she was sorry for what she said and how she said it. The news comes one day after leaked Slack logs revealed a pattern of intimidation and manipulation stemming from the company’s top leaders.

Republican Politicians Really Like Their Videogames Too [Wired] House representative Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $150,000 in campaign money for games and movies, among other pleasures.

Dealmaster: Get holiday sales on Lenovo ThinkPads, board games, and more [Ars Technica] Plus deals on Instant Pots, microSD cards, the Sega Genesis Mini, and more tech.

Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it [TechCrunch] Meatable, the Dutch startup developing cruelty-free technologies for manufacturing cultured meat, is pivoting to pork production as a swine flu epidemic ravages one quarter of the world’s pork supply — and has raised $10 million in financing to support its ne…

Move over Slack — Space is a new project management platform for developers [TechCrunch] While file sharing, time tracking, email integration, Gantt Charts, and budget management are usually some of the most requested features in the average project management platform, we still have a proliferation of tools taking a multiplicity of approaches to…

Someone modded the Cybertruck into N64 classic Goldeneye [The Next Web] A clever modder has put the Cybertruck in an environment where its striking appearance fits in -- namely, an Nintendo 64 game. The Nintendo 64 game: Goldeneye 007. And damned if ...

Bernie Sanders unveils $150 billion plan to expand high-speed internet access [The Verge] In his sweeping proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for broadband to be considered a public utility, much like electricity, that he refers to as “a basic human right.” The plan would provide $150 billion in grants and technical assistance to states and commun…

Some Stadia games cost more than their downloadable counterparts [Ars Technica] Stadia's Darksiders Genesis' is 25% less on Steam, same price as coming console versions

Essential tools for today’s digital nomad [TechCrunch] There could be as many as 1 billion remote workers by 2035, but the world isn't ready for the digital nomad movement.

Marriage Story review: Noah Baumbach brings rom-com energy to the agony of divorce [The Verge] There’s an inevitability to Marriage Story on Netflix, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Perhaps that’s due to director Noah Baumbach’s intimate direction and script, which, despite its wrenching subject matter, plays like a rom-com.

Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020 [TechCrunch] Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus…

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