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October 12, 2015, 11:55 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Dell agrees to buy EMC for about $67B in the largest technology acquisition ever  —  Dell to Buy EMC in Deal Worth About $67 Billion  —  Dell Inc. agreed to buy EMC Corp. for about $67 billion in the largest technology acquisition ever, creating a corporate-computing giant that will use …
Subrat Patnaik / Reuters:
Pepsi has licensed its brand to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China  —  PepsiCo says to launch mobile phones in China  —  PepsiCo Inc said it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the next few months.
Daniel Csaki / MobiPicker:
Sources: Pepsi P1 smartphone to have 5.5-inch screen, 1.7 GHZ CPU, 16GB storage, will be released Oct. 20 for about $200 in China  —  Pepsi P1 Smartphone Leaked - Specs, Price, Release Date  —  Looks like our guesses on PepsiCo China's upcoming smartphone were right.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft previews Windows 10 Skype integration and Cortana inking  —  Microsoft is previewing its latest Windows 10 update today, and it comes with some interesting changes.  While the software giant has been promising a new Messaging app with Skype integration, it's finally available to test out.
TechCrunch:
Facebook tests Shopping feed with products highlighted by retailers, matched to your connections, likes, and interests  —  Facebook Tests A Dedicated Shopping Feed  —  Facebook's where people spend their time on mobile, and now it's working on several new features to give shopping sites a cut of the attention.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Tag Heuer teases its Intel-powered Android Wear smartwatch launching 11/9  —  The Android and Tag Heuer Twitter accounts are tweeting up a storm about the upcoming Tag Heuer Android Wear watch.  The “Tag Heuer Connected” teaser site confirms that luxury watchmaker is diving into the smartwatch market with an Android Wear device.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Snapchat To Shut Down Snap Channel, Laying Off Team, Changing Content Plans  —  Underscoring the complicated relationship between the tech world and traditional entertainment, Snapchat has done a course correction on its original content strategy, opting to shut down its Snap Channel permanently …
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Rebecca Wexler / Slate:
Defendants Should Have the Right to Inspect the Software Code Used to Convict Them  —  Secret code is everywhere—in elevators, airplanes, medical devices.  By refusing to publish the source code for software, companies make it impossible for third parties to inspect, even when that code has enormous effects on society and policy.

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