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November 2, 2016, 10:00 AM

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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Microsoft says hacking group Fancy Bear, linked to the Russian government, exploited the recently reported Windows flaw; patch coming November 8  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government is behind recent cyber attacks …
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Mobile and tablet devices, accounting for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide, exceeded the 48.7% by desktop, for the first time in October  —  - Increased traffic plus Google search rankings stress importance of mobile friendly websites  —  San Francisco, CA and Dublin, Ireland; 1st November …
Tom Phillips / Eurogamer.net:
Sources: Nintendo to end Wii U production this week  —  Nintendo will end Wii U production this Friday, multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.  At the last official count, as of 30th Septemb...
Andy Weir / Neowin:
LastPass makes password management free across all of your PCs, tablets and phones  —  As we increasingly depend on digital tools and cloud services for work and play, the need to effectively manage the security of those resources continues to grow.  Multi-factor authentication is highly recommended …
Mike Jazayeri / The Keyword:
Google's Daydream VR headset is coming to stores in US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia on November 10, available to pre-order now  —  Last month, we announced Daydream View, a comfortable and easy-to-use virtual reality headset and controller powered by any Daydream-ready phone.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify acquires Preact, a customer acquisition, service, and retention company based in San Francisco; terms of the deal not disclosed  —  Spotify — the music streaming service with 40 million paying subscribers — has made an acquisition that it hopes will help it hold on to them …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner launches FilmStruck, a streaming video service with indie, foreign, classic, and cult films, plans from $7/month but service limited to US for now  —  Turner on Tuesday launched FilmStruck, its subscription video-on-demand service with hundreds of indie, foreign …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing shopping feature, to let 20 brand partners add buttons to photos leading to product details, will send users to retailer's site for checkout  —  Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window.
Lauren Gensler / Forbes:
Yelp shares jump 11% in pre-market trading after company posts surprise profit of $2.1M in Q3, up from a loss of $8.1M a year earlier  —  Yelp investors are pretty pleased with the company's latest quarter.  —  The local business ratings and reviews site said on Wednesday …
Stefan Nicola / Bloomberg:
YouTube strikes deal with German royalty-collection group Gema, ending seven years of legal battles and unblocking thousands of music videos in the country  —  @StefanNicolaBBG More stories by Stefan Nicola  —  Video service to pay licensing fees for clips shown in Germany

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