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October 30, 2015, 2:55 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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to start selling the iPad Pro on November 11th  —  Apple plans to start selling the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, November 11th via both its physical retail and online stores, according to multiple sources.  Apple previously only said that the large tablet would become available during …
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:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases its second app for Android, Beats Pill+, and quickly garners 1-star reviews from trolls  —  Apple's latest Android app is already getting trolled by 1-star reviews  —  Apple can't catch a break on Android.  When Apple released its first app on Google's platform …
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.
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
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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