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November 9, 2015, 4:05 PM

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Google Research Blog:
TensorFlow - Google's latest machine learning system, open sourced for everyone  —  Deep Learning has had a huge impact on computer science, making it possible explore new frontiers of research and to develop amazingly useful products that millions of people use every day.
Apple:
Apple will start selling iPad Pro online Wednesday, November 11, and at retail stores, select carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week  —  Epic 12.9-inch iPad Pro Available to Order Online Wednesday & Arrives in Stores Later This Week  —  iPad Pro Arrives in Over 40 Countries Including the US, UK, China & Japan
Bloomberg Business:
TAG Heuer unveils $1,500 Connected Watch with Android Wear, Intel CPU, available from Nov. 9 with $1,500 trade-in offer after 2 years for a traditional Carrera  —  The Vallée de Joux meets Silicon Valley.  —  The Swiss are now officially making a smartwatch.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys another Israeli security company, Secure Islands, for an alleged $77.5 million  —  Microsoft has purchased a third Israeli security firm with its purchase of data-security firm Secure Islands.  —  Recent rumors about Microsoft picking up a third Israeli security company were correct.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Yahoo hires McKinsey to help with reorg; Mayer's demand for a commitment to stay for 3 to 5 years was a reason for several recent exec departures  —  Yahoo Hires McKinsey to Mull Reorg, as Mayer Demands Exec Pledge to Stay  —  According to several people close to the situation …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Enterprise Software Co Atlassian Files IPO On Sales Of $320M, Net Income Of $6.8M In 2015  —  Another software company has filed to go public: Atlassian, the company behind enterprise-focused social products like Slack competitor HipChat, JIRA, and Confluence, has filed an F-1 form with the SEC …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Sources: several Twitter board members likely to depart, including the “three Peters”, perhaps as late as next year, as Dorsey seeks to add more diversity  —  Twitter Plans to Turn Over Its Board, Add More Diversity  —  Twitter's board won't look like Twitter's board for long.
Benedict Evans:
‘Mobile’ isn't about screen size, but about ease-of-use, a better security model, improved power consumption over PCs, and scale of the device ecosystem  —  Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs  —  One of the ways that tech progresses is in generational changes in scale.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Pinterest says it's introducing a new visual search tool on Monday with an index of roughly 1B images  —  Pinterest Sharpens Its Visual-Search Skills  —  New technology will let users scour site for objects like those they highlight in photos  —  Photo-sharing site Pinterest Inc …

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