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October 16, 2015, 11:25 AM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Red Hat acquires devops firm Ansible, source says for over $100M  —  Source: Red Hat is buying Ansible for more than $100M  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Publicly traded enterprise software company Red Hat has acquired devops software startup Ansible for more than $100 million, VentureBeat has learned.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
YC raises $700M “Continuity Fund”, managed by Ali Rowghani, to invest in later rounds of all YC startups valued under $300M and select YC startups valued $300M+  —  Tech Incubator Y Combinator Takes New Tack With Venture Capital Fund  —  Backers bet $700 million fund …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Restaurant Search App Zomato Lays Off 300, 10% Of Staff, In Shift Away From Live Data Collection  —  Some belt tightening underway at Zomato, the $1 billion+ restaurant discovery portal based out of India that is now active in 22 countries.  TechCrunch has learned, and has now confirmed with the company …
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Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Mobile storytelling app Flipagram, which has John Doerr and Mike Moritz on its board, cuts 20% of staff  —  Flipagram, a photo-story app that raised $70 million from 2 of the best investors in Silicon Valley, has laid off 20% of its staff  —  Flipagram, the mobile storytelling app …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates Pages, Keynote, & Numbers for iOS + OS X w/ Split View, 3D Touch, much more  —  A little later than some expected, Apple has released new versions of the iWork suite of apps for iPhone and iPad with iOS 9 and iPhone 6s features.  Pages, Keynote, and Numbers …
Shira Orbach / IAB:
IAB launches program to address ad blocking with light, encrypted, ad-choice supported, and non-invasive ads  —  Getting LEAN with Digital Ad UX  —  We messed up.  As technologists, tasked with delivering content and services to users, we lost track of the user experience.
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
Nevada rules daily fantasy is gambling, orders sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to obtain licenses from gaming commission or shut down  —  Nevada Regulators Rule Daily Fantasy Is Gambling, Order Sites To Shut Down In State  —  The Nevada Gaming Control Board offered perhaps …
Dave Flessner / Times Free Press:
City-owned power utility EPB brings 10 Gbps internet to Chattanooga, TN, for $299 per month  —  Chattanooga boosts citywide broadband capacity to 10 gigabits  —  Ultra-high-speed broadband available to all 170,000 customers for $299 per month … Chattanooga's EPB, which created America's first …
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