Apple has struck a deal to sell its newest iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, Apple Watches and Apple TV models on Amazon, along with branded accessories and headphones from Apple’s Beats subsidiary. Previously, Amazon sold only older model iPhones. IPhone unit sales barely increased in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, Apple reported this month, even though the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max came out in the period.

Facebook will no longer require that workers’ sexual-harassment claims go to private arbitration, a day after Google made a similar change. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shift was announced in an internal post on Friday, according to a Facebook spokesman.

12 percent

That’s how much shares of Activision Blizzard fell Friday, extending a rout that has erased a third of its market value since the start of October. The latest setback came as the video-game maker’s fourth-quarter forecast missed estimates. Some analysts are concerned that the new “Call of Duty: Black Ops IV” isn’t winning enough “player-level engagement” to compete with the likes of “Fortnite” and “Red Dead Redemption 2.”

Marin County lost a bookstore — but has regained another. Diesel, which had been in the Marin Country Mart shopping complex in Larkspur, above, will now be home to Copperfield’s. The new store will have a grand opening Nov. 23.

Daily Briefing is compiled from San Francisco Chronicle staff and news services.



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