October 27, 2016, 8:30 AM

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q3 2016 revenue of $616M, beating expectations of $606M, as MAUs grow 4M to 317M; stock up 4% pre-market  —  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.
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.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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.
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 …
Samsung Q3 operating profit plunges 30% YoY to $4.57B, the lowest level in two years, after the Note7 recall  —  The world's largest smartphone maker Samsung has seen its operating profit plunge by 30%, pulled down by the recall of its high-end Note 7 phone.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says it needs “a little more time” to get AirPods ready, delaying the launch  —  If you've been waiting for Apple's AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you're going to have to wait a little longer.  Apple says that it is not ready and will need “a little more time.”
Sources: Snap Inc. will seek to raise as much as $4B in its planned IPO, valuing the company at between $25B and $35B  —  Snapchat will seek to raise as much as $4 billion in its planned initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Giphy has 100M daily users who share 1B GIFs every day across a range of platforms  —  Cleveland's Andrew Miller slamming his fist against his glove after getting out of a jam in Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs.  Halloween greetings from David S. Pumpkins, a recent Tom Hanks character …
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 “Creators Update” coming early 2017 for free, featuring 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming, more  —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10.  The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Verizon to acquire Jason Kilar's video startup Vessel, will use its tech but shut service down; co-founder Richard Tom to become CTO for Verizon digital efforts  —  Kilar won't be joining Verizon, but his co-founder, Richard Tom, will.  —  Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel …

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