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October 21, 2015, 12:05 AM

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Yahoo and Google make search deal: Yahoo will call on Google to provide some results and ads for Yahoo search queries  —  Yahoo reaches search deal with Google after loosening Microsoft ties … : Yahoo just announced a search deal with Google, taking advantage an earlier revision …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Nexus 5X review: great value, quick and accurate fingerprint sensor, but mediocre battery, and no microSD card slot  —  Nexus 5X review: Google's triumphant return to smaller, cheaper phones  —  While the Nexus 6 received plenty of praise when it debuted last year, it also got its fair share of flack.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Apple, Dropbox, Yelp, reddit, Twitter, Wikimedia, join Google, Facebook, and Yahoo in voicing opposition to current CISA proposal days before vote  —  Apple says it's against a key cybersecurity bill, days before a crucial vote  —  Apple said Tuesday that it opposes a controversial cybersecurity bill that …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC's One A9 has a high-quality look and feel, similar to an iPhone, available this November for $399 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage  —  HTC's One A9 is a $399 iPhone running Android 6.0  —  The HTC One M9 introduced earlier this year was a disappointment, both to fans of high-end smartphones and, consequently, to HTC itself.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook rolls out instant articles to all iOS users and announces an Android beta  —  Five months after introducing its fast-loading instant articles into the News Feed, Facebook is now rolling out the format to all iPhone users, the company said today.  Speaking at The Wall Street Journal's …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times partners with Google on virtual reality project, will distribute over 1M cardboard VR viewers to subscribers, and will release new VR film  —  The Times Partners With Google on Virtual Reality Project  —  The New York Times announced on Tuesday a virtual reality project …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple TV Gains CBS All Access, NBC, and Made to Measure Channels  —  Just a week ahead of the launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple has added several new channels to the existing set-top box.  As of today, NBC, CBS All Access, and Made to Measure (M2M) are available on the Apple TV.
Wall Street Journal:
Sky-high valuations begin to backfire on some Silicon Valley companies trying to raise more money or go public  —  Tech Startups Feel an IPO Chill  —  Sky-high valuations are starting to backfire on some Silicon Valley companies that are trying to raise more money or go public; Dropbox stalls
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps for Android now lets you add multiple destinations to your route, check gas prices  —  Google Maps Now Lets You Add A Stop Along Your Route, Check Gas Prices  —  Google announced today it's rolling out an update to its Google Maps mobile app that will (finally!) allow users to add a stop along their current route.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Collective Health Closes On $81 Million, Adds Google Ventures To List Of High-Profile Investors  —  Enterprise health insurance services platform Collective Health has raised a healthy $81 million in Series C funding to help the startup continue to grow its team as well as cover the U.S. market.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
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