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November 4, 2016, 3:00 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google is rolling out RCS advanced messaging to Android devices on Sprint, but Google's RCS doesn't work with RCS on AT&T, T-Mobile, and other carriers  —  There has been much noise made about Google's launch of its RCS messaging platform via the Messenger app on Sprint today.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
The White House launches Code.gov for showcasing federal open source projects; website currently houses nearly fifty code repositories from ten federal agencies  —  The White House today is announcing the launch of Code.gov, a website that shows off U.S. government open-source projects …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo CEO talks about plans to launch Netflix-like paid streaming service for consumers in a letter to shareholders  —  Vimeo is preparing to take on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others with the launch of its own consumer-facing subscription service, the IAC-owned company announced on Wednesday as part of its earnings report.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook to test TV ads delivered via its ad network to apps on devices like Apple TV and Roku  —  Facebook is moving another step closer to getting its hands on TV ad budgets.  —  Facebook has wanted to get its hands on TV ad budgets for years.  Now it's taking another step closer, by selling ads that will actually appear on TVs.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Periscope is testing Snapchat-like selfie masks, starting with election-themed Trump and Hillary masks, promises more advanced tools soon  —  Periscope is following Snapchat and Facebook's lead by creating its own animated augmented reality selfie masks.  The first ones can make you look …
More: Periscope and VentureBeatThanks:@joshconstine
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NFL Films is producing an exclusive nine-part VR video series for YouTube and Google's Daydream about life in and around the NFL, to debut November 24  —  The videos will be available on YouTube and Google's new VR headset, Daydream.  —  If anything can bring virtual reality into the mainstream, it's NFL football, right?
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  —  Expectations were already incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the company managed to eclipse even the worst fears of analysts.
Tas Bindi / ZDNet:
Storage company NetApp says it will lay off 6% of its global workforce, or about 640 employees, following layoffs in 2015 and from earlier this year  —  Storage company NetApp is once again cutting its headcount, this time by around 640 employees.  —  NetApp announced on Thursday …
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.
More: StratecheryThanks:@bizcarson

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