September 23, 2016, 12:40 PM

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Sources: Twitter may receive formal bid shortly, suitors said to include Salesforce and Google  —  Twitter has received expressions of interest from several technology companies and may receive a formal bid shortly, sources said.  —  The social media company is engaged in conversations …
Sources: Apple working on Siri-based smart home device to control appliances, lights, curtains, locks, and more  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  Product would control appliances, lights, door locks and more  —  Apple is also trying to improve Siri on iPhones and iPads
The Daily Beast:
Oculus's Palmer Luckey funding pro-Trump political organization dedicated to “shitposting” and “meme magic”  —  A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it overestimated average video viewing time metric by 60%-80% for 2 years, according to information Publicis Media says it obtained from Facebook  —  Social network miscalculated the average time users spent watching videos on its platform  —  Big ad buyers and marketers …
Paul Szoldra / Business Insider:
Brian Krebs' site hit by record 620Gbps sustained DDos attack, nearly twice as big as any previous attack seen by Akamai; the site will be “offline for a while”  —  Cloud hosting giant Akamai Technologies has dumped journalist Brian Krebs from its servers after his website came under a “record” cyberattack.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio prices IPO at $16 per share, above the expected $13-$15 range, raising around $96M  —  Bellevue-based Apptio has set the stock price for its initial public offering at $16 per share, above the expected range of $13 to $15 per share.
Dylan Martin / BostInno:
UPS begins drone delivery tests with CyPhy Works, a robotic startup it invested in and partnered with last fall  —  On a small, uninhabited island over a mile off the coast of Marblehead, Mass., I quietly waited for a buzzing fleck to appear in the sky.  It was a drone made by CyPhy Works …

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