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November 16, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Adrian Weckler / Independent.ie:
Tim Cook: Apple won't create ‘converged’ MacBook and iPad  —  ADRIAN WECKLER TWITTER  —  Apple will not create a “converged” MacBook and iPad, according to chief executive Tim Cook.  — Google  —  Speaking to Independent.ie , Cook denied that the death of computers such as the Mac …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft and Code.org will use Minecraft to teach kids the basics of computer programming … Microsoft wants to turn kids' love of Minecraft into a love of computer programming through a partnership with Code.org, announced on Monday morning.  —  They've built a tutorial that students across …
Scott Webster / CNET:
AT&T selling Microsoft Lumia 950, Samsung Galaxy View Nov 20  —  The carrier will sell the first Windows 10 smartphone and the gargantuan tablet later this week.
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Apple's quest for style and appearance comes at the cost of usability, particularly on iOS, according to former employees  —  How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name  —  For years, Apple followed user-centered principles.  Then something went wrong.  —  Once upon a time …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Expands Launchpad, Its Product Hunt-Meets-Shopify-Shyp Rival, To The UK  —  Following on from last week's news that Amazon would expand its Pantry household items delivery service to the UK while also discounting new Prime memberships in the country, the e-commerce is now quietly adding another service …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook Ups Its Sticker Game As The First Paid Packs Arrive For Messenger  —  In a move that may seem trivial, but could be indicative of the future, you can now buy paid-for stickers for Facebook Messenger.  Facebook itself isn't offering stickers directly, but it is working closely with a third-party …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Storyful is testing Slack integrations that let clients subscribe to news alerts within channels  —  How Storyful is turning Slack into an extension of its newswire  —  Usage of the messaging app Slack has exploded.  The company says it has 1.25 million daily users, tenfold growth in just a year …
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Lenovo Yoga 900 review: significantly improved performance and battery life over last year's Yoga 3 Pro thanks to higher-end components  —  Lenovo Yoga 900 review: A hybrid laptop with some serious muscle  —  What a difference a year makes.  Just about 12 months ago, Lenovo released the Yoga 3 Pro …

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