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October 9, 2017, 4:15 PM

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Washington Post:
Google finds Russian-bought ads worth tens of thousands of dollars on YouTube, Gmail, DoubleClick, which were part of effort to influence the 2016 election  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company's platforms in an attempt …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore says new Windows 10 Mobile features and hardware are no longer a focus, will continue to support it with bug fixes and security updates  —  Microsoft details its reasoning behind a lack of new features and hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, and why its new focus is on Android and iOS.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo predicts 2018 iPad Pro models will feature TrueDepth camera for Face ID  —  iPad Pro models set to be released in 2018 will come equipped with a TrueDepth Camera and will support Face ID, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note this morning.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
KGI: Android vendor inquiries for camera-based 3D sensing tech nearly tripled since Apple unveiled Face ID  —  With its iPhone X debut and the introduction of Face ID, Apple has now tilted interest in the mobile industry away from under-display fingerprint recognition, and instead towards …
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
GM acquires lidar startup Strobe to accelerate its development of self-driving vehicles, will fold its operations into the Cruise Automation subsidiary  —  DETROIT — General Motors said on Monday that it had acquired a company that specializes in laser-imaging technology geared toward enhancing the development of autonomous vehicles.
Reuters:
Bain Capital said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on Tokyo Stock Exchange within 3 years, to cash in on its investment after leading $18B acquisition  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 11.1 beta 2 brings back 3D Touch app switching gesture dropped in iOS 11.0  —  In the second beta of iOS 11.1, Apple has reintroduced the 3D Touch App Switcher gesture on devices that are equipped with 3D Touch.  —  The feature was “intentionally removed” during the iOS 11 beta testing process …
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Bloomberg:
TSMC founder Morris Chang, who pioneered the made-to-order foundry model, talks about his industry legacy as he retires at 86  —  TSMC founder Morris Chang talks about his industry legacy  —  Chang credits a friend for inspiring in him the foundry model  —  One of the most influential …
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