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October 16, 2015, 1:10 PM

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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: IBM allows Chinese government to review product source code in secure room  —  IBM Allows Chinese Government to Review Source Code  —  China has been pressuring U.S. tech companies to hand over source code to prove there are no security risks  —  BEIJING— International Business …

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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