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November 5, 2015, 11:40 AM

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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook adds song clips from Spotify and Apple Music to your News Feed  —  As part of its ongoing effort to surface every bit of information you could possibly need without ever having to leave your News Feed, Facebook has begun rolling out a new music feature that will let you sample the music shared into your feed.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Canalys Estimates Apple Has Shipped Seven Million Watches, Fewer Than Some Projected  —  Apple has shipped seven million Apple Watches since its introduction this spring, giving the technology giant a firm lead in the nascent smartwatch market, according to researcher Canalys.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 20K samples of adware Android apps posted to third-party app stores that gain root access to the Android OS and are nearly impossible to remove  —  New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove  —  20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.
Tom Tarantino / The Twitter Blog:
Introducing Twitter's public policy #transparency page  —  As Twitter has become a live, public, and conversational window to world events, we have worked to educate policymakers and civil society organizations about our services and policies and pursued public policies that advance the interests of Twitter and the people who use it.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook beats Q3 estimates with $4.5B in revenue, hits 1.01B DAUs, 1.55B MAUs; mobile now makes up 78% of ad revenue  —  Facebook Speeds Past 1.55 Billion Users And Q3 Estimates With $4.5B Revenue  —  Facebook's growth continues as it hit 1.55 billion users and beat the street's estimates …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook's Notify app for news alerts to launch next week with dozens of media partners including Vogue, the Washington Post, and CBS  —  Facebook links with media groups to launch news app  —  Facebook is preparing its latest push into news with a new standalone app called Notify …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Karma's Mobile Hotspot Adds “Neverstop,” A $50 Per Month Unlimited Data Plan  —  Karma, the makers of the pay-as-you-go LTE mobile hotspot that began shipping earlier this summer, announced today a new type of data plan meant to appeal to those who more regularly use their device.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google Maps for iOS speaks out traffic warnings while you drive  —  If you're carrying an iPhone, Google Maps just got much more helpful in those moments when you're determined to avoid gridlock.  As on Android, Maps' iOS app now speaks out traffic warnings in navigation mode.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
After victory in San Francisco, Airbnb pledges to launch 100 home-sharing political clubs in 100 US cities  —  Airbnb flexes new political muscle with plans for 100 home-sharing clubs  —  An expensive fight over Airbnb here ended with voters opposing a measure that would have restricted short-term rentals.
 

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