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October 28, 2016, 1:35 AM

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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 …
CNET:
Apple's Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, and Jony Ive on the role of Macs moving forward, keeping iOS and macOS distinct from one another, Touch Bar, more  —  APPLE UPDATES ITS TOP-OF-THE-LINE LAPTOP, THE MACBOOK PRO.  In exclusive interviews, Apple executives explain why it was over four years …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Vine lost its lead, stars, and audience to Snapchat and Instagram after its 2014 peak as Twitter did little to help it evolve  —  Jerome Jarre hasn't posted on Vine in more than a year.  The 26-year-old goofy Frenchman once ruled the six-second looping video platform, where he drew in millions …
Vine:
Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag:
MacBook Pro vs Surface Book: similar performance, but higher resolution and longer battery life for Surface Book, primary difference is in how touch is used  —  This week Apple and Microsoft revealed their latest visions for notebook computing, giving users a real choice for how they interact with their devices.
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.
Christine Wang / CNBC:
Amazon reports Q3 2016 revenue of $32.71B, meeting expectations, but $0.52 EPS is below $0.78 expected; stock drops 5% after hours  —  Amazon posted third-quarter earnings per share of 52 cents on revenue of $32.71 billion on Thursday.  —  Analysts expected the online retail giant …
Reuters:
Sources: CenturyLink and Level 3 in advanced talks to merge in deal that could value post-merger company at $50B  —  CenturyLink Inc (CTL.N) and Level 3 Communications (LVLT.N) are in advanced talks to merge, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would create …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
PlayStation Vue now available on Android TV; support for Macs and Windows PCs coming soon  —  Sony's TV streaming service is launching today on Android TV.  —  With today's launch, PlayStation Vue will be available on all recent Android TV devices, including dedicated streaming boxes and TVs that have it built in.

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Chromebook:
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