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November 5, 2015, 1:25 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  —  “We had a good quarter and got a lot done,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We're focused on innovating and investing …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Hits 8 Billion Daily Video Views, Doubling From 4 Billion In April  —  Facebook video viewership is growing by leaps and bounds.  It now sees 8 billion average daily video views from 500 million users.  That's up from just 4 billion video views per day in April.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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 …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Expedia to acquire HomeAway for $3.9B in cash and stock, challenging Airbnb … Bellevue, Wash.-based travel giant Expedia announced on Wednesday that it is acquiring Airbnb competitor HomeAway for $3.9 billion worth of cash and stock.  —  The boards of both companies have approved the deal …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: facing cash crunch, Jet.com close to completing $550M round at $1.55B post-money valuation, after discussing valuation as high as $3B this past summer  —  Facing Cash Crunch, Retailer Jet.com Racing to Complete Funding Round  —  Investment would prevent the e-commerce startup from running out of money by the end of the year
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google and India's Lava to launch new low-cost smartphone as part of revamped Android One scheme with relaxed requirements on features, price, more  —  Alphabet's Google to Try Again With Low-Cost Smartphone for India  —  Indian phone makers said Android One hardware requirements made it tough to differentiate devices
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Dropbox hits 150K paying business customers, with 50K joining this year  —  Dropbox, a company that provides free and premium version of a cloud file sync and sharing service, now boasts more than 150,000 paying business customers, cofounder and chief executive Drew Houston said today.
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Samsung announces ATIV Book 9 Pro laptop with 15.6-inch 4K display, Core i7 Skylake processor, 8GB RAM, 4K HDMI port, available this month for $1600  —  Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Pro Is a 4K Super Laptop  —  At CES 2015, Samsung introduced the ATIV Book 9 laptop, carrying a Core M chip within a super thin, light chassis.
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.

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