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October 28, 2015, 3:35 PM

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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Microsoft tweaks design of Outlook for iOS and Android, plans to merge Outlook and Sunrise apps  —  Microsoft's Outlook Mobile Apps Get More Polish—And Just A Dash Of Sunrise  —  When Microsoft introduced the first version of Outlook for iOS and Android last January, it was a very …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
US regulators grant exemptions to DMCA's DRM rules for jailbreaking, remixing DVDs and Blu-rays, preserving video games, researching and modifying car software  —  Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses  —  The new rules for exemptions …
Wall Street Journal:
IBM to buy Weather Co.'s digital and data assets, not its TV channel, in a deal source says valued over $2B  —  IBM Nearing Acquisition of Weather Co.'s Digital and Data Assets  —  Deal could be announced as early as Wednesday  —  International Business Machines Corp. is nearing a deal …
Wired:
Senate passes cybersecurity bill CISA by a vote of 74-21, remaining differences still to be resolved between House and Senate  —  CISA Security Bill Passes Senate With Privacy Flaws Unfixed  —  For months, privacy advocates have asked Congress to kill or reform the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat Adds Slow-Mo, Fast-Forward, And Rewind Video Filters  —  Teenagers have short attention spans, but Snapchat's latest feature could keep them tuned in.  Today Snapchat is introducing a new set of filters called “Speed Modifiers” for videos you shoot on iOS or Android.
Slack:
Slack introduces group messages for up to nine people, private groups become private channels  —  Group Messages Come to Slack  —  We've all been there: you're late to your meeting with Judy and Tomiko and you need to quickly DM them at the same time to let them know.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Samsung's Galaxy View tablet weighs 5.84 pounds, has 2GB RAM, an 18.4-inch 1920x1080 display, and a kickstand that doubles as a handle  —  Samsung's 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is basically a portable TV  —  Samsung first teased the massive Galaxy View back in September at IFA …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
Comcast to Test Wireless Service After Invoking Verizon Deal  —  Three-year-old agreement requires six-month waiting period  —  Third-quarter profit meets estimates as fewer users drop cable  —  Comcast Corp. plans to begin customer trials of a wireless service after invoking …
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
Net neutrality: EU votes in favour of Internet fast lanes and slow lanes  —  MEPs confused by false claims, tired of the arguments, keen to conclude the file.  —  The European Parliament has passed the flawed flawed compromise text on net neutrality without including any of the amendments that would have closed serious loopholes.
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg Business:
Fantasy-sports firms, including DraftKings and FanDuel, agree to join self-regulatory board led by former acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harris  —  Fantasy-Sports Companies Agree to Join Self-Regulatory Board  —  New organization will be led by Ex-Labor Secretary Seth Harris

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