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November 10, 2015, 4:25 PM

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Amanda Bishop / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds offline navigation and search to Android app, coming soon to iOS  —  Navigate and search the real world ... online or off  —  Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it can still be spotty.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Beta version of Apple Music for Android now available  —  Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary  —  Today, Apple Music comes to Android phones.  It's the first user-centric app that Apple has created for Android (but not its first).  —  As people download and dissect it …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google will retire Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista, OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 in April 2016  —  Google today announced it is extending Chrome support for Windows XP until April 2016.  The company will also end Chrome support for Windows Vista, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion at the same time.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
T-Mobile will let you stream from 24 video services including Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go without costing data and doubles data allocations in all Simple Choice plans  —  T-Mobile Will Let Customers Stream HBO, Netflix and ESPN Without Racking Up Data Charges  —  T-Mobile will allow some subscribers …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Dell insiders concerned EMC merger could result in $9B tax bill, which might derail the deal  —  Dell's EMC Deal Could Fall Apart on Tax Rule  —  Michael Dell's ambitious $67 billion plan to take over storage giant EMC may face a big tax burden that could complicate or derail the deal entirely.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Tim Cook's claim that the iPad Pro could replace PCs for many people shows Apple hasn't learned from Microsoft's Surface  —  Apple has learned nothing from Microsoft's Surface  —  Apple's 12-inch iPad Pro goes on sale tomorrow, and that means CEO Tim Cook is ready to drum up interest in his company's giant tablet.
Financial Times:
Fidelity wrote down the value of its stake in Snapchat by 25% in the third quarter  —  Snapchat stake marked down by investor Fidelity  —  Snapchat has been marked down by one of its most high-profile investors, raising further questions about the soaring valuations of private technology companies.
Oculus:
Consumer version of Samsung Gear VR available for preorder for $99.99, will ship on November 20  —  Samsung Gear VR now available for pre-orders at $99  —  We've been working closely with Samsung to bring the absolute best portable virtual reality experience to people all over the world.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
ARM announces new ultra-efficient Cortex-A35 CPU, expects first devices with the chip to ship by the end of 2016  —  ARM Announces New Cortex-A35 CPU - Ultra-High Efficiency For Wearables & More  —  Today as part of the volley of announcements at ARM's TechCon conference we discover ARM's …

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