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October 24, 2017, 9:50 PM

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Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter will now label political ads with sponsors, including spending and targeting disclosures, and establish a Transparency Center database with all ads  —  - Twitter will clearly label political ads, and require campaigns and organizations to disclose who bought the ad and how much they spent.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New “Bad Rabbit” ransomware spreads within many organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany  —  A new wave of ransomware has hit several targets in Russia and Eastern Europe on Tuesday, according to media reports and several security companies.
Ellen Read / Stuff.co.nz:
Apple acquires ten-year-old Auckland wireless charging company PowerbyProxi  —  Auckland entrepreneur Fady Mishriki set up PowerbyProxi in 2007.  —  Apple has bought Auckland technology company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum.  —  The tech giant released the news on Wednesday …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets you add a guest to a live video stream  —  Make way for more talking heads.  Instagram, competing hot on the heels of other live video broadcasting apps, is enhancing its video streaming service with a new feature that it hopes will bring out more videos …
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Bipartisan bill unveiled to require warrants for Section 702 surveillance, which US intel agencies use heavily and is due to sunset this year unless renewed  —  A group of 11 senators on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to substantially reform the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says iPhone X will be available for walk-in customers at retail stores on launch day, Friday November 3, encourages customers to “arrive early”  —  Apple today announced that stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who it encourages to arrive early, on launch day.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Automotive supplier Delphi acquires Boston-based self-driving startup NuTonomy for $450M  —  Both companies have autonomous driving pilots in Singapore  —  Delphi, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is acquiring Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy for an upfront purchase price …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons for web and Android, with Asana, Trello, Intuit QuickBooks, Dialpad, RingCentral among launch partners  —  Google is launching third-party add-ons for Gmail today.  These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Early Bitcoin dev and proponent of Bitcoin's SegWit2x upgrade, Jeff Garzik, debuts a cryptocurrency, Metronome, which he says works on multiple blockchains  —  Metronome to make debut at industry conference in Las Vegas  —  Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik helped develop bitcoin blockchain
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Source: Snap's internal data showed most Spectacles customers stopped wearing the glasses after 4 weeks  —  - Despite the initial hype, Snap's Spectacles are a commercial flop.  — The company has sold only 150,000 pairs to date, and less than half of Spectacles owners kept using the glasses after the first month.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Overstock.com plans to sell up to 500M digital tokens in an ICO to fund its subsidiary, tØ, an SEC-compliant digital token exchange  —  E-commerce veteran Overstock.com is planning to sell up to 500 million digital tokens via an initial coin offering that will launch next month …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD returns to profitability in Q3 with $71M in net income and $1.64B in revenue, up from $1.3B YoY, as Ryzen takes off, but stock drops 10%+ on weak Q4 outlook  —  Advanced Micro Devices reported a net profit in the third quarter, thanks to the strength of its Ryzen and Epyc series processors that launched earlier this year.

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