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November 3, 2016, 4:20 AM

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Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Microsoft Teams is available today in preview for Office 365 commercial customers in 181 countries, with general availability in Q1 2017  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.  —  Today, at an event in New York City …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Slack takes out full-page ad in The New York Times offering Microsoft “friendly advice” as it debuts Microsoft Teams  —  Microsoft is just minutes away from unveiling its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams at an event in New York City today.  The software giant is expected …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Microsoft Teams, its Slack competitor that comes with Office 365; app integrates with all Office programs, SharePoint, PowerBI, more  —  At an event in New York City today, Microsoft officially launched its Microsoft Teams competitor to Slack.
Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE:
Facebook CFO David Wehner reiterates ad load may hit limit in News Feed by mid-2017; shares drop 7% after hours  —  Facebook Inc. again crushed Wall Street earnings estimates today, thanks to all those video ads you're watching on your smartphone.  But investors worry if the good times will last.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook beats in Q3 2016 with revenue of $7.01B vs $6.92B expected, as MAUs grow 16% YoY to 1.79B and DAUs rise 17% YoY to 1.18B in September  —  Facebook had a wildly successful Q3, earning $7.01 billion in revenue and $1.09 EPS.  That's off of from 1.79 billion monthly users …
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.  —  “We had another good quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We're making progress putting video first across …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Uber streamlines app by grouping car types into a few categories, making pricing and ETA clearer, better predicting users' destinations before app loads, more  —  But it also added a lot of clutter  —  by Lauren Goode and Andrew J .  —  Uber is rolling out a major redesign of its app today — the most significant update since 2012.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
MacBook Pro 13" without Touch Bar review: brilliant display, enormous trackpad, but only having two Thunderbolt 3 ports will lead to pricey dongle headaches  —  More power, more portability, more dongles  —  If you're a fan of Apple laptops, I've got some good news and some bad news.

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