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October 10, 2017, 10:00 AM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Nokia says it will stop work on future versions of its Ozo VR camera and cut up to 310, or about 30%, of staff in its Nokia Technologies unit  —  In an abrupt about-face, Nokia said Tuesday it will halt work on future versions of its Ozo virtual reality camera and cut up to 30 percent of the staff in its Nokia Technologies unit.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is working on a bookmarking tool allowing users to save tweets to a dedicated section of the product  —  A “save for later” option is coming to Twitter.  —  The company is working on a bookmarking tool that will allow you to save Tweets and return to them in a dedicated section the product …
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
In the last year Google has paid partners, including Apple and Android device manufacturers, $7.2B to be the default search, over 3x what it paid in 2012  —  Traffic acquisition costs raise concern about pressure on margins.  —  There's a $19 billion black box inside Google.
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Mapping and location search startup Mapbox raises $164M led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, says it provides mapping technology to 900K+ developers  —  Technology is key to self-driving vehicles  —  As auto makers and tech giants rush to develop autonomous vehicles, SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 3.15% …
New York Times:
How Disney accelerated plans to invest in BAMTech to power two planned streaming services  —  For two days in late June, Disney's board of directors gathered at Walt Disney World in Florida to wrestle with one topic: how technology was disrupting the company's traditional movie …

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