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November 10, 2016, 3:30 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook in email to employees after election says “the only way to move forward is to move forward together”, adding “we celebrate the diversity of our team”  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook broadcast an all-hands memo to US Apple employees Wednesday evening calling for unity amid …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft says it will work with the new administration to promote inclusive economic growth and strike a balance that protects privacy and public safety  —  Like so many people across the country, we woke up in Redmond, Washington this morning thinking about yesterday's election.
Shelby Carpenter / Forbes:
A Trump presidency may challenge or weaken net neutrality and roll back or undermine FCC's Open Internet Order as well as the privacy rules passed in October  —  Things are going to change a lot under the Trump presidency-not least because he will have the full force of the Senate and the House of Representatives behind him.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Max Read / New York Magazine:
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap to sell Spectacles through “Snapbot” vending machines in different locations for one day; sources say Snap will likely only sell a few thousand this fall  —  You can buy Spectacles — just not online or in a store.  —  Snap is selling its new futuristic …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories  —  Instagram is adding three new features to Stories in what they are calling the biggest update to Stories since its launch.  —  Starting today the company will let creators add URL links …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Surface Book i7 review: fast performance, great battery life, gorgeous screen, comfortable keyboard, but heavier than last year's model and expensive  —  Last year, when Microsoft introduced its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book, the company proclaimed that this was the “ultimate laptop.”
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Just in time for Daydream, YouTube launches its standalone VR app  —  Coinciding with the debut of Google's new Daydream View VR headset, YouTube this morning announced the launch of its YouTube VR app, which is available first on Daydream.  The standalone application turns all of YouTube's content …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google Daydream View review: the best mobile VR headset yet thanks to its ergonomic design and versatile controller, but it only works with Google Pixel for now  —  My VR daily driver  —  Nearly a year ago, I wrote about a then-new product called the Samsung Gear VR …
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica:
Google rejects EU antitrust allegations, arguing that Android has expanded competition, Microsoft and Apple also preload apps and favor their own services  —  Search giant faces $7.4 billion fine if found to have blocked competitors in the market.  —  Google—as expected …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Some leaders consider whether Donald Trump's victory showed that Silicon Valley has failed to recognize the social and economic anxieties of many voters  —  Silicon Valley's luminaries woke up Wednesday morning to a darkened new global order, one that the ceaseless optimism …
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
PayPal for iOS now lets you send and request money through Siri in 30 countries  —  Publicly traded online payment company PayPal today is announcing that its app for devices running iOS 10 now lets users tell the built-in Siri virtual assistant to send or ask other people for money through PayPal.

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