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September 27, 2016, 11:20 AM

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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.
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
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.
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.”
BBC:
HERE to fit Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz cars with sensors to gather data on traffic conditions and driver actions for real-time digital map service coming 2017  —  Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service.
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.
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.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft is killing Yammer Enterprise in January 2017, will start integrating Office 365 Groups first  —  Microsoft today provided new information about how it will be integrating Office 365 Groups into its Yammer enterprise-focused social network.  The Yammer Enterprise service tier will be going away on January 1, 2017.

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