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October 27, 2016, 8:05 PM

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Apple:
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
MacBook Pro hands-on: Touch Bar is well-integrated into apps like Mail and Photos, and with a matte finish it's not too bright to be distracting  —  I'm sold on the Touch Bar  —  The new MacBook Pro is here — literally available for preorder today — and I've just tried it.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple and LG partner to create LG UltraFine 5K display, with built-in camera, speakers, and USB-C that can be used for charging; display costs $1.3K, ships Dec.  —  During today's event, Apple announced that it has teamed up with LG to create 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays specifically designed …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
James Vincent / The Verge:
Apple announces TV app for Apple TV and iOS, coming in December, that will act as a hub for accessing shows, movies, live events from across different services  —  One app to rule them all  —  Apple may not be building its own TV, but it at least has its own TV guide.  Sort of.
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.
Alphabet Investor Relations:
Alphabet Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results  —  Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.  —  “We had a great third quarter, with 20% revenue growth year on year, and 23% on a constant currency basis.
Christine Wang / CNBC:
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.  —  Asa Mathat  —  Twitter is cutting 9 percent of its staff …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm announces it will acquire automotive chipmaker NXP semiconductors for $47B 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 …

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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