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October 13, 2017, 9:05 PM

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm files patent lawsuit against Apple in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones  —  Chipmaker files patent suit against its customer in China  —  Suit will seek ban of sale, manufacturing of offending devices  —  Qualcomm Inc. filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban …
Alex Wawro / Gamasutra:
IGN acquires Humble Bundle, the company known for selling video game bundles to raise money for charity  —  Media giant IGN announced today that it has acquired Humble Bundle, the company best known for selling packs of indie games at pay-what-you-want prices.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook partners with EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, and others to launch “Order Food” feature across the US, is also working with select restaurant chains  —  Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app.
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account  —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Jonathan Prynn / London Evening Standard:
Uber appeals the London ban to UK court, hours before the looming shutdown deadline, promises to continue “constructive discussions” with regulators  —  Uber today filed an appeal against Transport for London's decision to strip the cab-hailing app of its licence …
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Sources: Twitter deleted tweets and user data potentially valuable for Russia probe in keeping with its privacy policy  —  Social-media platform's strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Leticia Miranda / BuzzFeed:
How some companies make millions by brokering deals selling third party e-commerce shops on Amazon to others  —  Amazon is no longer a website you use to get rid of a few old college textbooks.  Many of the mom-and-pop businesses that rely on the retailing behemoth as their main virtual storefront …
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Anna Irrera / Reuters:
Online lender SoFi withdraws US banking application filed in June, citing leadership change  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Student online lender Social Finance Inc said on Friday that it is withdrawing its application for a bank license in the wake of the departure of a number of senior executives …
Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of about $12.8B in Q3, up 179% year-over-year  —  - The South Korean tech giant said it expects an operating profit of 14.5 trillion Korean won and consolidated sales of about 62 trillion won  — One analyst told CNBC that Samsung …
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Finland-based customer feedback analytics startup HappyOrNot raises $14.5M Series A led by Northzone to accelerate international expansion  —  HappyOrNot, a feedback data analytics company, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round led by Northzone with participation from Australian VC firm AirTree.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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