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November 3, 2016, 8:30 AM

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Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Schiller says MacBook Pro lacks an SD card reader because it's a “cumbersome” slot best left to wireless transfers, but 3.5mm jack is needed for “pro machines”  —  Lots of people were furious when Apple killed off the headphone jack in its latest iPhone, the iPhone 7.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
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:
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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 …
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.
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Lenovo Q2 profit of $157M beats estimates thanks to a property sale of $206M; revenue falls 8% to $11.2B  —  China's Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK), the world's largest personal computer (PC) manufacturer by shipments, on Thursday said it returned to profit in its second fiscal quarter …

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