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November 2, 2016, 7:55 AM

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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Microsoft says Fancy Bear exploited the recently reported Windows flaw; patch coming November 8  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system.
Mike Jazayeri / The Keyword:
Google's Daydream VR headset is coming to stores in US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia on November 10, available to pre-order now  —  Last month, we announced Daydream View, a comfortable and easy-to-use virtual reality headset and controller powered by any Daydream-ready phone.
Tom Phillips / Eurogamer.net:
Sources: Nintendo to end Wii U production this week  —  Nintendo will end Wii U production this Friday, multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.  At the last official count, as of 30th Septemb...
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing shopping feature, to let 20 brand partners add buttons to photos leading to product details, will send users to retailer's site for checkout  —  Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window.
Stefan Nicola / Bloomberg:
YouTube strikes deal with German royalty-collection group Gema, ending seven years of legal battles and unblocking thousands of music videos in the country  —  @StefanNicolaBBG More stories by Stefan Nicola  —  Video service to pay licensing fees for clips shown in Germany
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters:
Chipmaker Broadcom to buy network gear maker Brocade for $5.5B in cash, $12.75 a share, to expand its fiber channel and storage businesses  —  Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) said on Wednesday it would buy network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc (BRCD.O) for $5.5 billion in cash …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Pinterest makes Instapaper's premium features free, previously $3/month; features include full text search on all articles, speed reading, text-to-speech, more  —  Nearly three months after being acquired by Pinterest, Instapaper is making some changes that will impact its users.

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