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November 3, 2015, 12:05 AM

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Hiroshi Lockheimer / Google Chrome Blog:
Google emphasizes that “there's no plan to phase out Chrome OS”, but says it's “bringing together the best” of Android and Chrome OS  —  Chrome OS is here to stay  —  Over the last few days, there's been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based …
Financial Times:
Activision Blizzard to buy King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the Candy Crush games, for $5.9B  —  Activision to buy Candy Crush's King for $5.9bn  —  Activision Blizzard has agreed to acquire King Digital Entertainment, the London-based group behind the hugely popular Candy …
Jay Greene / The Seattle Times:
Amazon Books, the digital retailer's first brick-and-mortar store, to open in University Village Seattle on Tuesday with 5K-6K titles  —  Amazon opens first brick-and-mortar bookstore — at U Village  —  Two decades after it started selling books online, Amazon opens a shopping center storefront with books for sale on actual shelves.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Official Plex app for Apple TV now available, offers local streaming, playlists, channels, more  —  The official Plex app for Apple TV is now available in the App Store.  Plex is a media server for video, TV shows, music and photos.  The app is fully featured, with quick access to search, playlists and more from the top bar.
Wilson Rothman / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Kills Unlimited OneDrive Storage, Downgrades Paid and Free Options  —  At a time when many companies are expanding cloud storage options, Microsoft Corp. is shrinking its offerings.  —  Microsoft is ending unlimited OneDrive storage plans, citing user abuse, the company said in a blog post late Monday.
Curt Woodward / BetaBoston:
Internet cloud services firm Endurance buys e-mail marketing company Constant Contact for $1.1B  —  Endurance International buys Constant Contact for $1.1 billion  —  Two publicly traded Massachusetts companies that sell technology services to small businesses are joining forces.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Blackberry Priv Arrives at AT&T on November 6, $249 on a two year contract  —  Blackberry Priv Arrives at AT&T on November 6  —  If you were turned off at the unlocked price of the Blackberry Priv when it went up for pre-order a couple of weeks ago, I can't say I blame you.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple indoor positioning app ‘Indoor Survey’ spotted on iOS App Store  —  Apple could be on the verge of releasing its first dedicated indoor positioning app for iPhone, as a seemingly legitimate, albeit non-operational, first party app called “Indoor Survey” was spotted in the iOS App Store on Sunday.
BBC:
Google's Project Wing lead David Vos says company aims to start commercial package deliveries by drone in 2017  —  Google plans drone delivery service for 2017  —  Search giant Google has announced a date for the launch of its drone delivery service.  —  Called Project Wing …

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