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November 11, 2015, 10:05 AM

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Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
iPad Pro review: not a laptop replacement, too bulky, disappointing and costly optional keyboard case, few optimized apps  —  Mossberg: The iPad Pro can't replace your laptop totally, even for a tablet lover  —  I am a tablet man, specifically an iPad man.  I do love my trusty, iconic, MacBook Air laptop.
Davey Alba / Wired:
Alibaba's Singles Day Blowout Racks Up $5B in Sales in First 90 Minutes  —  The world's biggest shopping day is happening right now, and you probably don't even know it.  —  In China, it's already November 11, or 11/11, and the massive e-commerce event known as “Singles Day” is already well under way.
New York Times:
New York attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel games 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 …
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.
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.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
US charges three men with widespread hacking whose targets included JP Morgan  —  Suspects allegedly used Heartbleed to hack into a global financial institution.  —  On Tuesday federal prosecutors unsealed charges against three men, revealing details of a sprawling criminal enterprise …
James Risley / GeekWire:
Amazon Echo coming to 3K+ retail stores in US including Home Depot, Sears, Staples, in smart home push  —  Amazon Echo coming to traditional retail stores in new smart-home push … Amazon's strategy to bring its intelligent home speaker to market has been a little ... different.
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Tinder's big new update lets you use your job and education to snag a date  —  Dating app Tinder just released a major new update that lets you add job and education information to your profile.  —  Tinder will also now display a “smart” snippet of text below the picture of a potential match …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPad Pro Now Available for Purchase From Apple Online Store  —  Apple is now accepting orders for the iPad Pro, both through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app.  The first iPad Pro online orders will arrive on Friday, November 13 when one-day shipping is selected …
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 …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
T-Mobile unveils Binge On free streaming service from 24 providers excluding YouTube; exempts video from data caps, resolution lowered to DVD-like quality  —  T-Mobile Will Let Customers Stream HBO, Netflix and ESPN Without Racking Up Data Charges  —  T-Mobile will allow some subscribers …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Instagram Introduces Partner Program To Help Businesses Market Better On Instagram  —  Facebook-owned network launches program with 40 partners to help with ad tech, community management and content marketing.  —  Instagram continues to mature as a marketing tool.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Leaked documents show the FBI never charged the hacker in the Matthew Keys case, despite knowing his identity for at least two years  —  Feds Never Charged the Real Hacker in the Matthew Keys Case  —  Former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys is facing up to 25 years in prison …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Mobile Heart Monitor Maker AliveCor Taps Former Google Exec Vic Gundotra as CEO  —  AliveCor, which makes a smartphone-connected heart monitor, plans to announce Wednesday it has hired former Google executive Vic Gundotra as chief executive.  —  AliveCor  —  Gundotra, who left Google last year …
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