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October 30, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Sources: Google will work with partners next year to build laptops running Android, will retain Chrome OS as an option for Chromebooks  —  Why Google Tapped Android Over Chrome as Its Marquee OS  —  Android is a big deal for Google.  It is Google's portal for the smartphone market, where it maintains a global dominance.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google folding Chrome OS into Android, plans to release a single, combined OS by 2017  —  Alphabet's Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android  —  Move is a sign of the growing dominance of mobile computing  —  Alphabet Inc. 's Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system …
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's secrecy and reluctance to publish research on AI hurt its ability to hire best researchers, some say  —  Apple's Deep Learning Curve  —  The company's secrecy is hurting its AI software development.  —  In the world of artificial intelligence, one of the year's biggest coming …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
New Windows 10 PC test build offers media casting from Edge to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device  —  New Windows 10 PC test build adds media casting support  —  Microsoft has added media casting from its Edge browser to the latest Windows 10 test build for PCs, Build 10576.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
SEC approves Title III equity crowdfunding rules that will go into effect next year  —  It's official: Your grandma can soon invest in startups  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday morning voted 3-1 to approve equity crowdfunding rules, a scant three years after its original deadline to do so.
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Sukhbir / The Tor Blog:
Tor releases beta version of Tor Messenger, its OTR-encrypted, cross-platform chat program, on Linux, Windows and OS X  —  Tor Messenger Beta: Chat over Tor, Easily  —  Today we are releasing a new, beta version of Tor Messenger, based on Instantbird, an instant messaging client developed in the Mozilla community.
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Report: T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 plan to offer customers unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO  —  Rumor Mill: T-Mobile's ‘Uncarrier 10’ plan to let customers stream Netflix, HBO without chewing through data
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google tests extending its DoubleClick ad technology to digital billboards with a trial in UK  —  Google is bringing DoubleClick to billboard ads for the first time — which could be huge for outdoor advertising  —  Google has begun testing extending its DoubleClick ad technology beyond desktop computers …
Martyn Williams / PCWorld:
Google, Amazon and Wal-Mart join FAA drone task force  —  The group faces a Nov. 20 deadline and is accepting public comments  —  Google, Amazon and Wal-Mart have joined the government's task force charged with figuring out a registration and identification system for drones.
Jeff Gamet / The Mac Observer:
SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller available as $50 add-on when buying Apple TV  —  Game On!  Apple TV gets Game Controllers  —  If you plan on getting into multiplayer games with the new Apple TV you just ordered, or aren't into using the included remote as a game controller …
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft adds Skype voice and video integration to Office Online, launches Chrome extension  —  The new Office—October feature update  —  Welcome to our first new Office update post in which we share the features we are delivering to our Office customers across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Office Online.

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