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October 27, 2016, 1:00 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's “hello again” media event, viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7. or later, a Mac with Safari 6..5 or later …
Vine:
Twitter says it is discontinuing the Vine mobile app “in the coming months”  —  Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold.  Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we'll be discontinuing the mobile app.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q3 2016 revenue of $616M, beating expectations of $606M, as MAUs increase to 317M from 313M last quarter  —  With Twitter's acquisition hopes essentially dead, the company now seems it's on its own to fend for itself and needs to figure out a way to build a reasonable and profitable business.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter will cut 9% of its workforce, or roughly 350 people; sources say cuts are company-wide with a focus on sales and marketing teams  —  The layoffs were announced alongside Twitter's Q3 earnings Thursday morning.  —  Twitter is cutting 9 percent of its staff, or roughly 350 people …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm to Buy NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion in Cash  —  NXP would allow Qualcomm to diversify away from smartphones  —  Target is largest maker of semiconductors used in cars  —  Qualcomm Inc., the largest maker of mobile-phone chips, will acquire NXP Semiconductors NV for $47 billion …
Mike Krahulik / Penny Arcade:
Surface Studio review: beautiful display, adjustable screen that's sturdy in all positions, overall a dream computer  —  If you have not heard already, Microsoft just announced a new device called the Surface Studio.  It's essentially a Surface computer for your desktop.
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber brings surge pricing to its UberEATS food delivery service in select cities, starting with Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, DC, Miami, and Atlanta  —  $30 for a grain bowl anyone?  —  PIN  —  UberEats, the ride-hailing giant's standalone food delivery service, is about to get more expensive for some customers.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple to unveil its new TV guide Thursday, aggregating available content and using deep links to ease searching; sources say Netflix won't be included  —  It's an easier way to find and watch video on Apple TV.  —  Apple plans to unveil its new version of a TV guide tomorrow during a product event in California.
 

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