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November 10, 2016, 10:45 PM

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Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Tech CEOs send company-wide memos encouraging decency and kindness after Donald Trump's win  —  An ‘emotionally-charged election’  —  Over the past 24 hours, top executives at Apple, eBay, Box, and Microsoft have sent company-wide memos urging employees to try to move forward and expressing the belief that people are inherently good.
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 …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zuckerberg: “the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way... is a pretty crazy idea”  —  “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”  —  After a day of criticism over his company's role …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
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 …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Just in time for Daydream, YouTube launches its standalone VR app  —  Coinciding with the debut of Google's new Daydream View VR headset, YouTube this morning announced the launch of its YouTube VR app, which is available first on Daydream.  The standalone application turns all of YouTube's content …

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