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November 10, 2016, 5:17 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook in email to employees after election says “the only way to move forward is to move forward together”, adding “we celebrate the diversity of our team”  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook broadcast an all-hands memo to US Apple employees Wednesday evening calling for unity amid …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft says it will work with the new administration to promote inclusive economic growth and strike a balance that protects privacy and public safety  —  Like so many people across the country, we woke up in Redmond, Washington this morning thinking about yesterday's election.
Shelby Carpenter / Forbes:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Max Read / New York Magazine:
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories  —  Instagram is adding three new features to Stories in what they are calling the biggest update to Stories since its launch.  —  Starting today the company will let creators add URL links …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap to sell Spectacles through “Snapbot” vending machines in different locations for one day; sources say Snap will likely only sell a few thousand this fall  —  You can buy Spectacles — just not online or in a store.  —  Snap is selling its new futuristic …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Surface Book i7 review: fast performance, great battery life, gorgeous screen, comfortable keyboard, but heavier than last year's model and expensive  —  Last year, when Microsoft introduced its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book, the company proclaimed that this was the “ultimate laptop.”
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica:
Google rejects EU antitrust allegations, arguing that Android has expanded competition, Microsoft and Apple also preload apps and favor their own services  —  Search giant faces $7.4 billion fine if found to have blocked competitors in the market.  —  Google—as expected …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google Daydream View review: the best mobile VR headset yet thanks to its ergonomic design and versatile controller, but it only works with Google Pixel for now  —  My VR daily driver  —  Nearly a year ago, I wrote about a then-new product called the Samsung Gear VR …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Russian hacking group The Dukes, suspected of hacking DNC servers, has launched at least five phishing attacks on US NGOs and think tanks  —  Less than six hours after Donald Trump became the presumptive president-elect of the United States, a Russian hacker gang perhaps best known for breaking …
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Some tech companies worry Donald Trump may expand government surveillance, and are considering countermeasures such as moving servers abroad  —  NEW YORK — Silicon Valley was reeling Wednesday from the implications of what a Trump presidency might mean for tech companies that collect and store …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Los Angeles Times:
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
PayPal for iOS now lets you send and request money through Siri in 30 countries  —  Publicly traded online payment company PayPal today is announcing that its app for devices running iOS 10 now lets users tell the built-in Siri virtual assistant to send or ask other people for money through PayPal.

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