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November 7, 2015, 5:10 PM

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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Fly Labs, maker of video editing iOS apps, to join its Photos team  —  Google Acquires Fly Labs To Join Its Photos Team  —  Today, Google acquired Fly Labs to join its Google Photos team.  The company aimed to help people edit videos and photos and it sported 3 million downloads over the past 18 months.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
PageFair anti-ad-blocking service was hacked a week ago, temporarily pushing malware to visitors of over 500 sites including the Economist  —  A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers  —  One of the web's most prominent ad-blocking tools has been serving malware to Economist readers.
Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Sources: Instagram is testing ads that use 3D Touch and Apple Pay  —  Instagram's testing new ads that drive sales  —  Instagram doesn't want to be just a platform for pretty brand photos.  It wants to prove it can drive sales, developing new ads that showcase a variety of product offerings …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC rejects petition to require services like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor “Do Not Track” requests  —  Websites can keep ignoring “Do Not Track” requests after FCC ruling  —  Petition to impose Do Not Track requirements rejected by commission.
Fortune:
Square sets IPO price range at $11-13 per share, at a valuation up to $4.19B, well below its last private round  —  Square sets IPO price range, would be valued below last private round  —  Payments company Square this morning filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission …
Xiomara Blanco / CNET:
Samsung Galaxy View review: 18.4-inch tablet is interesting as a TV alternative, but build feels cheap, hard to recommend at $600  —  Samsung Galaxy View review: Biggest Samsung tablet ever, smallest TV in your house  —  While visiting a friend in her charmingly cozy studio apartment full …
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Gamergate film based on Zoe Quinn's memoir in the works from Amy Pascal's production company  —  Amy Pascal Wins Zoe Quinn's Gamergate Memoir ‘Crash Override’  —  EXCLUSIVE: Amy Pascal's Pascal Pictures has won a bidding battle for Crash Override: How To Save The Internet From Itself …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
E-commerce startup Gumroad lays off most of its staff after failing to realize rapid growth, says it will stay in business  —  Layoffs Hit Gumroad As The Payments Startup Restructures  —  San Francisco startup Gumroad, which lets people sell products directly to consumers by way of quick and simple links …
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Motorola Droid Turbo 2 review: truly shatterproof display, battery life of 36-40 hours, but low light camera results are inconsistent, and price is high at $624  —  Motorola Droid Turbo 2 review  —  I'm biking through Brooklyn when the Droid Turbo 2 slips from my hand and smacks the pavement.

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