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November 10, 2015, 3:30 PM

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Amanda Bishop / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds offline navigation and search to Android app, coming soon to iOS  —  Navigate and search the real world ... online or off  —  Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it can still be spotty.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Beta version of Apple Music for Android now available  —  Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary  —  Today, Apple Music comes to Android phones.  It's the first user-centric app that Apple has created for Android (but not its first).  —  As people download and dissect it …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Dell insiders concerned EMC merger could result in $9B tax bill, which might derail the deal  —  Dell's EMC Deal Could Fall Apart on Tax Rule  —  Michael Dell's ambitious $67 billion plan to take over storage giant EMC may face a big tax burden that could complicate or derail the deal entirely.
Financial Times:
Fidelity wrote down the value of its stake in Snapchat by 25% in the third quarter  —  Snapchat stake marked down by investor Fidelity  —  Snapchat has been marked down by one of its most high-profile investors, raising further questions about the soaring valuations of private technology companies.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Schoology Cloud-Based Education Platform Lands $32 Million Series D  —  Schoology, the learning management system that focuses on cloud collaboration, has today announced the close of a $32 million Series D financing led by JMI Equity, with participation from existing investors including FirstMark Capital …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
ARM announces new ultra-efficient Cortex-A35 CPU, expects first devices with the chip to ship by the end of 2016  —  ARM Announces New Cortex-A35 CPU - Ultra-High Efficiency For Wearables & More  —  Today as part of the volley of announcements at ARM's TechCon conference we discover ARM's …
Oculus:
Consumer version of Samsung Gear VR available for preorder for $99.99, will ship on November 20  —  Samsung Gear VR now available for pre-orders at $99  —  We've been working closely with Samsung to bring the absolute best portable virtual reality experience to people all over the world.
Brett Howse / AnandTech:
Microsoft Surface Book review: great hardware and performance, good display, keyboard, trackpad, but software glitches and high price make it hard to recommend  —  The Microsoft Surface Book Review  —  When Microsoft first launched the Surface Pro, they decided to tackle a market that was pretty much untested.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says new users engage with likes at a 9% higher rate than they did with favorites; overall, engagement is 6% higher with likes than favorites  —  Here's The Data That Shows Why Twitter Switched To Hearts From Stars  —  Twitter is looking to settle the hearts vs. star debate once and for all.
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