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October 16, 2015, 6:05 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google removes “OK Google” hotword to trigger voice search from Chrome for Mac, Linux, and Windows  —  Google removes ‘OK Google’ voice search from Chrome  —  Google this week released Chrome 46, adding a slew of new developer features and simplifying the page's security icon.
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nintendo distributing SDK for NX game console ahead of possible 2016 launch; package to include mobile unit for use with the console or on the road  —  Nintendo Begins Distributing Software Kit for New NX Platform  —  Move suggests Nintendo may launch NX in 2016, analyst says
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.
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project legal, dismisses lawsuit brought by Authors Guild that alleged massive copyright infringement  —  Appeals Court Backs Google in Copyright Lawsuit Over Book Scanning  —  A federal appeals court in New York on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU privacy regulators give EU, U.S. three months to find new data pact  —  Companies could face action from European privacy regulators if the European Commission and United States do not come up with a new system enabling them to shuffle data across the Atlantic in three months, the regulators said on Friday.

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