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October 7, 2015, 12:25 AM

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Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Microsoft unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Band 2, and HoloLens Development Edition  —  A new era of Windows 10 devices from Microsoft  —  We've been talking about Windows 10 for over a year now and today we started our next chapter, with new devices designed for Windows 10.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with 12.3" display, Skylake processor, new Surface Pen, fingerprint reader; pre-orders start today from $899, ships Oct. 26  —  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with new Surface Pen, starts at $899  —  This year, Microsoft's Surface Pro has been flattered …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Surface Book, its first-ever laptop, with 13.5" removable touchscreen, 12-hour battery, pre-orders start today from $1499, shipping Oct. 26  —  Microsoft introduces Surface Book, a convertible for Surface fans  —  Laptop companion to the Surface Pro 4 starts at $1499, launches October 26.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Surface Book hands-on: terrific trackpad, lightweight as a tablet; the solid hinge makes this feel like a laptop despite detachable screen  —  A closer look at Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop  —  When I reviewed Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet earlier this year I simply concluded that Microsoft should make a laptop.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning to launch new 4K 21.5-inch iMac next week, iPad Pro in early November  —  With September's iPhone release in the rearview and the iPad Pro set for an early November launch, Apple is ready to add some new Mac hardware into its fall product line.
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
Reddit launches Upvoted, a standalone news site free of comments and voting; editorial team will curate and elaborate on content from Reddit  —  No Comments Allowed on Reddit's New News Site ‘Upvoted’  —  Reddit's got problems.  It can be a hotbed of hostility and harassment—even for loyal users.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Office 2016's marquee collaboration features are buggy and more limited than those of Google Docs and others, making the $150 price tough to justify  —  It's Time for Microsoft to Reboot Office  —  Office 2016 arrives with enough issues to raise the question: Why do we need it at all?
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Moments, formerly Project Lightning, its event-based curation of tweets, videos, and images, on iOS, Android, and desktop web  —  Twitter launches Moments, its dead-simple tab for browsing the best tweets  —  A big week for Twitter just got bigger.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
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Sources: Pandora close to buying ticketing agency TicketFly for $450M in cash and stock  —  Pandora Appears Close to a $450 Million Deal for Ticketfly  —  Pandora appears close to a deal to buy Ticketfly, a ticketing agency that specializes in smaller venues, for around $450 million.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Adobe CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger leaves to become Starbucks' first CTO  —  Starbucks hires its first CTO: Former Adobe exec will shape coffee giant's tech initiatives … Starbucks has found a new leader for its global technology team, with an unexpected twist.
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