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October 17, 2015, 5:10 PM

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Kif Leswing / Fortune:
Blackberry Priv Android smartphone, featuring a curved 5.4" 2560x1440 touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, is now available for pre-order in UK for £579.99  —  BlackBerry Priv finally available for pre-order, specs confirmed  —  If you've ever wanted a smartphone that combines …
Tom Costello / NBC News:
US Government to announce a plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register it with the Department of Transportation  —  U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered  —  The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department …
Kellex / Droid Life:
New Google Play UI with separate tabs for apps and entertainment content starts rolling out  —  New Google Play UI is Rolling Out!  —  The big new Google Play UI update that was teased yesterday has begun rolling out to select users.  It seems to be a server-side switch …
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Jury orders Apple to pay University of Wisconsin-Madison $234M+ for infringing microchip patent  —  Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent  —  A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm …
TechCrunch:
Leaked documents show Pinterest projecting $169M in revenue this year, $1.44 per active user, $2.8B in annual revenue by 2018  —  Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts  —  TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue …
Michael Moritz / Financial Times:
Like Theranos, many of today's tech “unicorns”, sheltered from the scrutiny of public markets, appear flimsy  —  The subprime ‘unicorns’ that do not look a billion dollars  —  It is easier to present an aura of invincibility as a private company, writes Michael Moritz
Guardian:
UK High Court rules Uber's app is legal in London, does not constitute a “taximeter”  —  Uber wins high court case over taxi app  —  TfL had argued that tech firm was using app as taximeter, which is exclusive right of black-cab drivers in capital
TechCrunch:
Match Group, owner of Tinder, OkCupid, Match.com, and other dating services, files to go public under ticker MTCH  —  Tinder Owner Match Group Files To Go Public  —  Match Group, a spinoff of IAC that owns properties like Tinder and OKCupid, has filed to go public.

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