October 27, 2016, 2:55 AM

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple to unveil its new TV guide Thursday, aggregating available content and using deep links to ease searching; sources say Netflix won't be included  —  It's an easier way to find and watch video on Apple TV.  —  Apple plans to unveil its new version of a TV guide tomorrow during a product event in California.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
What to expect at Apple's “hello again” event: updated MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, and more  —  Optimus Macsimus  —  If there has been one refrain from Apple fans over the past year, it's that the Mac is well overdue for an upgrade.  This week, it looks like it's finally going to get one.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts all-in-one Surface Studio PC aimed at creatives, with 28", 192 PPI, 3:2 touchscreen that goes flat on a hinge; starts at $2999, preorders open  —  Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio today, an all-in-one PC with a 28-inch PixelSense display, with the thinnest display ever built according …
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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says it needs “a little more time” to get AirPods ready, delaying the launch  —  If you've been waiting for Apple's AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you're going to have to wait a little longer.  Apple says that it is not ready and will need “a little more time.”
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 “Creators Update” coming early 2017 for free, featuring 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming, more  —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10.  The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free.
Sources: Snap Inc. will seek to raise as much as $4B in its planned IPO, valuing the company at between $25B and $35B  —  Snapchat will seek to raise as much as $4 billion in its planned initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Giphy has 100M daily users who share 1B GIFs every day across a range of platforms  —  Cleveland's Andrew Miller slamming his fist against his glove after getting out of a jam in Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs.  Halloween greetings from David S. Pumpkins, a recent Tom Hanks character …
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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts high-end Surface Book with 16-hour battery life, i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU, starting at $2.4K; preorder today, ships on Nov. 10  —  Microsoft just showed off an updated version of its Surface Book laptop that comes with 30 percent more battery life and double the graphics performance.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Verizon to acquire Jason Kilar's video startup Vessel, will use its tech but shut service down; co-founder Richard Tom to become CTO for Verizon digital efforts  —  Kilar won't be joining Verizon, but his co-founder, Richard Tom, will.  —  Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel …
Amina Elahi / Chicago Tribune:
Groupon to acquire LivingSocial for a price it calls “not material”; stock drops 10%+ after hours  —  Groupon says it is acquiring LivingSocial.  —  Blue Sky Innovation  —  Privacy Policy  —  Groupon will acquire LivingSocial, a smaller competitor in the deals space …

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New beta of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to speed deep learning advances  —  Updated version of open source toolkit will aid advances in areas such as speech and image recognition and search.
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How to handle the roller coaster ride of gathering insights and driving growth.  —  With the advent of the cloud and SaaS business models, small and medium-sized businesses can now leverage enterprise-grade technology without the enterprise-sized price tag.
The Case For Startups to Put CX at Their Core  —  Read why eero decided to prioritize and integrate its Customer Experience team - even before its launch
Uber is rewriting the mobile app playbook, yet again!  —  Uber's actions, which seem straight out of the Elon Musk ‘first-principles thinking’ playbook, will have wide repercussions across the entire mobile ecosystem.


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