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October 21, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Matt Leske / YouTube Blog:
YouTube introduces YouTube Red, which combines ad-free viewing and Google Play Music subscription  —  Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience  —  For years, YouTube's fans have been telling us they want more—more choice when watching their favorite content …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Inside YouTube's new $10 per month subscription service YouTube Red, which removes ads, allows offline viewing, more, available October 28 in US, soon globally  —  Red Dawn  —  A family is gathered around the dinner table: Dad and the kids have spaghetti on their plates, Mom is standing, serving spoon in hand.
Todd Sherman / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter Polls start rolling out to everyone, remain live for 24 hours, votes remain private  —  Introducing Twitter Polls  —  We're excited to share that in the coming days, everyone will be able to create polls on Twitter.  And, with just a couple of taps, people can weigh in on all the topics they care about.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches a tweet composer to show tweet previews inside other apps  —  Twitter today announced the release of a new tweet composer for its TwitterKit package of mobile app development tools.  The tool will allow mobile app developers to show users previews of tweets they write from within third-party apps.
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Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Western Digital to Buy SanDisk for $19 Billion  —  Western Digital is facing challenges to its core hard-disk-drive businesses from flash and solid-state drives  —  Western Digital Corp. agreed to buy SanDisk Corp. for about $19 billion in cash and stock, a deal that positions the company …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Surface Book review: really does replace your laptop, great screen, keyboard, and trackpad, but can get very expensive  —  Surface Book review: The hybrid that really does replace your laptop  —  It ain't cheap, but it is pretty.  —  This is the machine that I've wanted Microsoft …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 9.1, bringing Apple News to UK, Live Photos improvements, new emoji  —  Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji, Live Photos Improvements  —  Apple today released iOS 9.1 to the public, marking the first major update to the iOS 9 operating system that launched in September.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Windows veteran Joe Belfiore taking one year off to spend time with family, will return to role after year out  —  Microsoft Windows veteran Joe Belfiore takes a year leave-of-absence  —  Joe Belfiore, one of Microsoft's key lieutenants on Windows, is taking a year's break.  What gives?
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Shopping Insights tool offers retailers product search data from over 16K US cities  —  Google Discloses More Search Data to Woo Retailers  —  Shopping Insights tool shows products searched for in more than 16,000 U.S. cities  —  Google is offering retailers an unusual peek …

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