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October 13, 2017, 12:25 PM

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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of about $12.8B in Q3, up 179% year-over-year  —  - The South Korean tech giant said it expects an operating profit of 14.5 trillion Korean won and consolidated sales of about 62 trillion won  — One analyst told CNBC that Samsung …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun to step down in March 2018  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun had decided to step down from management.  —  “I believe the time has come for the company …
Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook partners with EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, and others to launch “Order Food” feature across the US, is also working with select restaurant chains  —  Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app.
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Sources: Twitter deleted tweets and user data potentially valuable for Russia probe in keeping with its privacy policy  —  Social-media platform's strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo predicts all 2018 iPhones will abandon Touch ID in favor of Face ID  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out tonight with a new investor note.  Kuo explains that, despite initially believing Apple might readopt fingerprint technology, it's now likely that all 2018 iPhone models …
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Equifax has taken down a webpage after it directed users to install a fake Adobe Flash update containing adware; company blames third-party analytics vendor  —  Equifax said Thursday that its systems were not compromised, after they looked into a report by an independent researcher …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions” around suspending users, after it broke its silence on Rose McGowan  —  Twitter has abruptly broken its own policy of not commenting on individual accounts to explain why it temporarily suspended …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
LinkedIn says it will start selling video ads that will autoplay without sound to a test group of marketers  —  Better late than never.  —  LinkedIn came up with a new way to make money — it's going to sell video advertising.  —  The professional network, which is now owned by Microsoft, is finally pushing into video ads.
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Finland-based customer feedback analytics startup HappyOrNot raises $14.5M Series A led by Northzone to accelerate international expansion  —  HappyOrNot, a feedback data analytics company, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round led by Northzone with participation from Australian VC firm AirTree.

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