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September 26, 2016, 4:15 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Google planning to launch an ultra-thin convertible laptop, nicknamed Pixel 3 running combined Android-Chrome OS “Andromeda” in Q3 '17 starting at $799  —  Two independent and reliable sources have confirmed to us that Google is planning a new Pixel laptop to be released in Q3 2017.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Sources: Google plans a Huawei tablet with Nexus branding, likely running Andromeda OS  —  We've learned from multiple sources that Google plans to launch its forthcoming Andromeda Android/Chrome OS hybrid OS on two devices: a Huawei Nexus tablet and a “convertible laptop”.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Disney working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter, and Salesforce is working with Bank of America to assess potential bid  —  Salesforce said to be working with Bank of America on bid  —  Twitter presentations to prospective buyers said to start soon
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Roku unveils new range of streaming media players from the $30 Express box to the $130 Ultra with 4K, HDR video support, USB port, and a more advanced remote  —  The fall hardware refresh that will surprise no one  —  After weeks of leaks about the new products, Roku has officially announced its new line of streaming media boxes.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, available to Plex Pass users that have an Amazon Drive account  —  You no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use Plex's media player.  The popular service …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Online grocery service FreshDirect, popular in New York, raises $189M round led by JPMorgan Asset Management to expand in new cities  —  One of the oldest online grocers gets a huge cash infusion.  —  FreshDirect, an online grocer that has a large following in the New York metropolitan area …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Global freight logistics startup Flexport raies $65M Series B at $300M+ valuation from Founders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and others  —  Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don't even know what those words mean.  It's the business of moving boats …
More: FlexportThanks:@alexanderhunter

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