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October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM

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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.
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 …
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's “hello again” event in Cupertino, where updated MacBooks and more are expected  —  Hey there!  You're a bit early!  We expect things to kick off officially at 10am PT / 1pm ET.  And we very much expect new MacBook Pro laptops, they've been a long time coming.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to the Apple TV  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed today that Microsoft is planning to bring Minecraft to the Apple TV.  While it was a brief mention on stage at Apple's event, Cook did mention you'll be able to build worlds straight from the Apple TV.
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 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 …
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.
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Profile of Vancouver-based AI firm Kindred, founded by ex-D-Wave experts and backed in part by GV, which teaches robots how to be more humanlike  —  @GerritD More stories by Gerrit De Vynck  —  At startup Kindred, humans show bots how to pick up objects  —  Eventually, company sees machines intuiting when you're sad
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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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