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October 30, 2015, 3:45 AM

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google folding Chrome OS into Android, plans to release a single, combined OS by 2017  —  Alphabet's Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android  —  Move is a sign of the growing dominance of mobile computing  —  Alphabet Inc. 's Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Sources: Google will work with partners next year to build laptops running Android, will retain Chrome OS as an option for Chromebooks  —  Why Google Tapped Android Over Chrome as Its Marquee OS  —  Android is a big deal for Google.  It is Google's portal for the smartphone market, where it maintains a global dominance.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
New Windows 10 PC test build offers media casting from Edge to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device  —  New Windows 10 PC test build adds media casting support  —  Microsoft has added media casting from its Edge browser to the latest Windows 10 test build for PCs, Build 10576.
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Google Keep on Android now lets users draw in notes  —  [APK Download] Drawing Mode Is Live In The Latest Version Of Google Keep, Along With An Updated Widget  —  Just last week Cody Toombs spotted the building blocks for a drawing function in Google's Keep notes app, and now it's live.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Q3 earnings beat expectations with $780M in revenue, stock up 12% in after-hours trading  —  LinkedIn Earnings Beat Expectations With $780M In Revenue, Stock Jumps 9%  —  LinkedIn handily beat analyst expectations today with revenue of $780 million and earnings of 78 cents per share.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Turns Photos Into Dynamic “Slideshow” Ads For The Developing World's Slow Connections  —  Facebook has hit user saturation in its core developed world markets.  A strong way to boost revenue is for Facebook to make ads work better in emerging markets with older technology.
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Report: T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 plan to offer customers unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO  —  Rumor Mill: T-Mobile's ‘Uncarrier 10’ plan to let customers stream Netflix, HBO without chewing through data
iFixit:
Nexus 6P teardown reveals square fingerprint reader and very poor repairability  —  Nexus 6P Teardown  —  The cream of the season's Android crop is here—it's Google's own showstopping phablet, the Nexus 6P.  In an historical first, this device comes to us via Chinese manufacturer Huawei …
Sukhbir / The Tor Blog blogs:
Tor releases beta version of Tor Messenger, its OTR-encrypted, cross-platform chat program, on Linux, Windows and OS X  —  Tor Messenger Beta: Chat over Tor, Easily  —  Today we are releasing a new, beta version of Tor Messenger, based on Instantbird, an instant messaging client developed in the Mozilla community.
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's secrecy and reluctance to publish research on AI hurt its ability to hire best researchers, some say  —  Apple's Deep Learning Curve  —  The company's secrecy is hurting its AI software development.  —  In the world of artificial intelligence, one of the year's biggest coming …

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