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November 3, 2016, 8:05 PM

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John Mannes / TechCrunch:
GoPro reports Q3 2016 revenue of $240.6M vs $314M expected and a loss of $0.60 per share vs $0.36 expected; stock drops 20% in after hours trading  —  Expectations were already incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the company managed to eclipse even the worst fears of analysts.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft is testing differential updates for Windows 10 as part of its Unified Update Platform, potentially reducing download size by up to 35%  —  Change will bring smaller downloads and quicker checking for updates.  —  Major Windows 10 updates, including this summer's Anniversary Update …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Home review: attractive design and good sound quality, but works with only one Google account at a time, and its assistant is not proactive  —  Help me, Google  —  For over a decade, Google search has been indispensable.  It's the first place we go whenever we need to find information on virtually anything.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack's ad in The New York Times made the company look afraid of Microsoft Teams, undermining its message and echoing past sentiments from companies like Rdio  —  Paper tiger  —  Slack has always been easy to like.  The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story …
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Slack's chief marketing officer, Bill Maciatis, quietly stepped down a few months ago after less than two years but remains on Slack's board  —  Slack's head of marketing has quietly stepped down after two years on the job, leaving a key position at the $3.8 billion startup unfilled just as it faces tough new competitors.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out new comments system allowing creators to pin a comment to the top of the feed, and give hearts to acknowledge their favorite comments  —  YouTube today is rolling out an upgrade to its comments system, with the goal of putting creators more in control of which comments …
Linda Sui / Strategy Analytics:
Report: Android captures record 88% share of global smartphone shipments in Q3 2016; iOS dips to 12% share worldwide  —  According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Huawei debuts Fit, a $130 basic fitness tracker with a continuous heart-rate monitor and a six-day battery life; initial use suggests it is overpriced  —  It's almost gift-giving season, and companies are scrambling to release products that will fill your loved ones' stockings later this year.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google responds to EU allegations that Google skewed shopping search results to favor its own services, saying the revised case “doesn't fit the reality”  —  Search giant responds to EU statements of objections  —  Says EU fails to see Amazon and EBay are key competitors
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Department of Justice sues DirecTV and its owner, AT&T, claiming collusion with competitors during carriage talks for Los Angeles Dodgers games  —  Dodgers games blacked out after pay-TV companies colluded, DOJ lawsuit says.  —  The Department of Justice today sued DirecTV and its owner …

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