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November 10, 2015, 9:15 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.
New York Times:
New York attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling under state law, orders them to stop accepting bets in New York  —  Attorney General Tells Daily Fantasy Sports to Stop Taking Bets in New York  —  The New York State attorney general on Tuesday ordered …
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 …
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 …
AppleInsider:
Apple pulls popular Instagram client ‘InstaAgent’ from iOS App Store after malware discovery  —  A popular Instagram profile analyzer was on Tuesday pulled from the iOS App Store after being outed as malware by a German developer who recently discovered the app harvesting usernames and passwords.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Rolls Out Instant Messaging On Both Web And Mobile  —  Tumblr today has launched a feature that its user base has wanted for some time: messaging.  The blogging platform has long offered an inbox feature and way for its users to ask each other questions, but now it has added threaded, instant messaging as well.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery To L.A., Will Expand To All Prime Now Markets In U.S.  —  Amazon's debut of its restaurant delivery service through its one-hour delivery app Prime Now, is no longer looking like an experiment.  Since its debut in Seattle this September …
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.
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.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
VC Chamath Palihipitiya wants to go after US giants like Verizon, AT&T with new carrier Rama; success in FCC spring spectrum auction critical  —  This billionaire investor is going after AT&T and Verizon with new carrier upstart  —  Billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya …
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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.

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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