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September 27, 2016, 7:25 AM

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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”.
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.
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  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  Salesforce said to be working with Bank of America on bid
Dan Levine / Reuters:
US Department of Labor files administrative lawsuit against Palantir, alleging discrimination against Asian job applicants  —  The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies, alleging the data analysis company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Lenovo laying off about 1,100 employees globally, or 2% of its workforce  —  According to two sources close to the matter, Lenovo just laid off hundreds of employees at Motorola, potentially more than 50% of the remaining workforce at the mobile device maker.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 10 surpasses 400M active devices, up from 300M in May, and announces new container-based isolation security feature for Edge browser, coming next year  —  Microsoft officials said Windows 10 has hit the 400 million ‘active’ device milestone, up from 300 million in early May.
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 …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored  —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”
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.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany  —  When WhatsApp, the internet messaging app, announced last month that it was starting to share some of its users' online information with Facebook, its parent company, many users expressed anger that their digital privacy could be put at risk.

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