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November 20, 2015, 1:30 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
LG cancels rollout of Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch due to hardware issues, says it's uncertain if the device will launch at all  —  LG Cancels The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Indefinitely Because Of Unspecified, Complex “Hardware Issue”  —  LG reached out to us moments ago with news …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung's Gear VR Shows A Lot of Potential, Still Best for Early Adopters  —  You know a product is compelling when after what feels like no time whatsoever, the company spokesperson giving you the demo starts to gently tell you that it may be time to move on.
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Cisco buys conferencing software maker Acano for $700 million  —  Cisco said Acano's technology and expertise will bolster Cisco's development in the key collaboration areas of interoperability and scalability.  —  Cisco said Friday it plans to acquire Acano, a London-based tech firm …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft partners with Volvo to explore augmented reality applications in car buying and more  —  Virtual car shopping on a HoloLens?  Volvo says it's coming next year thanks to Microsoft partnership … Volvo says I saw the future of car dealerships earlier today.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Jolla is in big trouble: funding delay results in ‘temporary lay-offs’ as startup files for debt restructuring  —  Finnish mobile devices and OS maker Jolla hits a major snag.  The company just announced that its latest financing round has been postponed.  —  Finnish mobile devices and operating system maker Jolla's woes continue.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Coinbase Partners With Shift Payments To Issue Bitcoin Debit Card  —  This isn't the first bitcoin debit card in the world, but this is the first one that works with your Coinbase account.  Coinbase has partnered with Shift Payments so that you can get a Visa card for just $10 and pay everywhere with your bitcoins.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook At Work Gets Its Own Version Of Messenger With Debut of “Work Chat”  —  Facebook at Work, the version of Facebook designed for chatting with colleagues on a private social network, now has its own chat client as well.  Somewhat like Facebook at Work's version of Messenger, the new …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
30 years of Windows: 10 milestones that changed the face of computing  —  When Windows 1.0 arrived 30 years ago, it hardly seemed like a juggernaut.  Apple had beaten Microsoft to the punch with the Mac OS, and Windows was mostly a shell on top of MS-DOS.  Here's a record of three decades …

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