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November 9, 2015, 5:50 PM

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Google Research Blog:
TensorFlow - Google's latest machine learning system, open sourced for everyone  —  Deep Learning has had a huge impact on computer science, making it possible explore new frontiers of research and to develop amazingly useful products that millions of people use every day.
Bloomberg Business:
TAG Heuer unveils $1,500 Connected Watch with Android Wear, Intel CPU, available from Nov. 9 with $1,500 trade-in offer after 2 years for a traditional Carrera  —  The Vallée de Joux meets Silicon Valley.  —  The Swiss are now officially making a smartwatch.
Apple:
Apple will start selling iPad Pro online Wednesday, November 11, and at retail stores, select carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week  —  Epic 12.9-inch iPad Pro Available to Order Online Wednesday & Arrives in Stores Later This Week  —  iPad Pro Arrives in Over 40 Countries Including the US, UK, China & Japan
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Yahoo hires McKinsey to help with reorg; Mayer's demand for a commitment to stay for 3 to 5 years was a reason for several recent exec departures  —  Yahoo Hires McKinsey to Mull Reorg, as Mayer Demands Exec Pledge to Stay  —  According to several people close to the situation …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys another Israeli security company, Secure Islands, for an alleged $77.5 million  —  Microsoft has purchased a third Israeli security firm with its purchase of data-security firm Secure Islands.  —  Recent rumors about Microsoft picking up a third Israeli security company were correct.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger tests Photo Magic in Australia, scanning faces in your camera roll and prompting you to send pictures to friends  —  Facebook Messenger Brings Facial Recognition To Your Camera Roll  —  When you take a picture of your friends, you'll get a notification to send it to them through Messenger.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Enterprise Software Co Atlassian Files IPO On Sales Of $320M, Net Income Of $6.8M In 2015  —  Another software company has filed to go public: Atlassian, the company behind enterprise-focused social products like Slack competitor HipChat, JIRA, and Confluence, has filed an F-1 form with the SEC …
Steve Ragan / CSO:
Comcast resets nearly 200,000 passwords after customer list goes on sale  —  Dark Web market ad offering Comcast accounts in bulk  —  Over the weekend, a reader (@flanvel) directed Salted Hash to a post on a Dark Web marketplace selling a number of questionable, if not outright illegal goods.
Jeff Benjamin / iDownloadBlog.com:
Siri gains Apple Music support on Apple TV, now can search and play music on latest beta  —  Siri has apparently gained some new functionality for Apple TV, at least on the tvOS 9.1 beta.  You can now direct the remote assistant to play any song or album directly from Apple Music, even if the song or album isn't in your library.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
A new app aims to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health  —  iRel8 connects users anonymously to others experiencing anxiety, addiction, depression and dozens of other conditions.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adyen:
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Zoho:
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