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November 6, 2015, 12:10 AM

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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google seeking partners to co-develop chips to bring more uniformity and new features to Android phones, and better compete with Apple  —  With Apple in Mind, Google Seeks Android Chip Partners  —  Google recently talked with some microchip makers about developing chips based …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook launches Music Stories post format that lets iOS users listen to 30-second clips of music shared from Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes within News Feed  —  Facebook adds song clips from Spotify and Apple Music to your News Feed  —  As part of its ongoing effort to surface every bit …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Full text of Trans Pacific-Partnership released, gets criticized by Internet privacy and consumer groups for threatening digital rights  —  TPP Trade Agreement Slammed For Eroding Online Rights  —  Measures agreed to in an international trade treaty between Pacific Rim countries threaten …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Acquires Mobile Data Labs, The Company Behind Mileage-Tracking App MileIQ  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Mobile Data Labs.  While that name probably doesn't ring a bell, the company's MileIQ app is one of the most popular Android and iOS mileage-tracking apps for getting deductions and reimbursements.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's note-taking app Keep for iOS now exports to Google Docs  —  Google Keep for iOS now lets you export notes to Google Docs  —  Google today announced that the iOS version of the Google Keep note-taking app now allows users to export notes to Google Docs.
Stephen Pulvirent / Bloomberg Business:
Lytro debuts its Immerge video camera for virtual reality filmmaking, available in 2016 for between $250K and $500K  —  This UFO-Shaped Mega-Camera Might Be the Future of Virtual Reality  —  The Lytro Immerge is a next-generation VR camera rig for professionals that will start at $250,000.
Postmates Blog:
Postmates acquihires team behind local discovery startup Sosh  —  Postmates Welcomes Sosh  —  Today we're very excited to share that Postmates has acquired the talented team that built Sosh, the social platform that has reinvented the way people discover places and events in their city.
More: Fortune, bizjournals and TechCrunchTweets: @mikeisaac
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Sources: home improvement startup Porch struggling to find focus, reach revenue goals  —  Challenges at Porch: High-flying, heavily funded startup learns the lessons of rapid growth … From the start, Porch has done things big, and fast.  —  In a little more than two years …
Thanks:@johnhcook
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
ProtonMail pays hackers ransom of $6K in Bitcoin to end DDoS attack  —  ProtonMail Pays Crooks $6,000 In Bitcoin To Cease DDoS Bombardment  —  ProtonMail is getting its first taste of life as an entity known to criminals looking for a quick, easy payday.  —  Throughout most of yesterday …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Medium lets any user hide all responses below their posts  —  Medium now lets users shield themselves from nasty comments  —  Blogging platform Medium, known for its interest in fostering intraplatform discussion, is now allowing writers to hide response posts.  —  Here's how Medium introduced the new tool:
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