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November 2, 2015, 11:00 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Instagram Builds Its Own Version of Snapchat Live Stories  —  Instagram is taking cues from Snapchat and Twitter with its latest update — curated content streams for specific events, in this case, Halloween.  —  If you open the Instagram app in the U.S. on Saturday, you'll see a new prompt …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple indoor positioning app ‘Indoor Survey’ spotted on iOS App Store  —  Apple could be on the verge of releasing its first dedicated indoor positioning app for iPhone, as a seemingly legitimate, albeit non-operational, first party app called “Indoor Survey” was spotted in the iOS App Store on Sunday.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sources: Pivotal may IPO in early 2016; EMC would retain 20% of shares and sell the rest  —  EMC May Float Pivotal in IPO Next Year in a Plan Blessed by Dell  —  David Paul Morris, Slaven Vlasic / Getty  —  EMC and Dell are speeding up plans to take the software company Pivotal public …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jawbone Files Countersuit Against Fitbit In “Frivolous” Patent Infringement Case  —  The war continues apace in the world of wearable fitness trackers.  Jawbone — which makes fitness trackers, speakers and Bluetooth headsets — has filed a counterclaim against Fitbit in a patent infringement case brought …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Meg Whitman seeks reinvention for HP as the company splits into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Sunday  —  Meg Whitman Seeks Reinvention for HP as It Prepares for Split  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — When Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, was preparing to cleave her company in two …
Monica Anderson / Pew Internet:
Report: 68% of US adults now own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, 45% own a tablet, no growth in ownership of other digital devices in recent years  —  Technology Device Ownership: 2015  —  68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers.  Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why adaptive learning software is seeing increased adoption in US schools and colleges and may completely replace textbooks  —  Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education.  Should we welcome it?  —  Eighteen students file into a brightly lit classroom.
Sarah Halzack / Washington Post:
How QVC became the fifth-largest US mobile retailer on the strength of its digital strategy  —  QVC: The unlikely juggernaut of mobile shopping  —  WEST CHESTER, PA. — In Control Room A at QVC's 58,000-square-foot studios, line producer Sean Hagan is perched behind five computer screens …
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