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October 26, 2017, 5:45 PM

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Twitter:
Twitter decides to ban advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today and Sputnik and will donate estimated $1.9M earnings since 2011 to misinfo research  —  Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately.
Microsoft Investor Relations:
Microsoft Q1: revenue of $24.54B, up 12% YoY, vs. $23.56B expected; net income up 16% YoY to $6.6B; Productivity revenue hits $8.2B, up 28% YoY; stock up 3%+  —  REDMOND, Wash. — October 26, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017:
Alphabet Investor Relations:
Alphabet Q3: revenue of $27.8B, up 24% YoY, vs. $27.2B expected; net income reaches $6.73B, up from $5.06B YoY; Other Bets made $302M, lost $812M; stock up 3%+  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 26, 2017 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter overstated MAUs by 1-2M since Q4 2014 by including users of a service for third-party apps; according to revised numbers, its MAUs shrank in Q2 by 2M  —  Social media company says it had been including users of service for third-party apps as monthly users that shouldn't have been counted
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Intel Investor Relations:
Intel beats Q3 estimates with $16.1B revenue, up 2% YoY, vs. $15.7B expected, as net income rises 34% YoY to $4.5B  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 26, 2017 — Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter 2017 financial results.  “We executed well in the third quarter with strong results across …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher recounts warning Equifax about vulnerability on public-facing site that exposed user data months before breach, six months before Equifax patched  —  Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:

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Zoho:
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AWS Startups:
How Daivergent Is Helping Autistic People with Careers in Tech  —  Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent's platform connects AI companies with high-volume data needs to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism.
Google Fi:
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson joins Disrupt SF to talk about US crewed spaceflight  —  The space race is back on, but this time it's closer to home: A number of U.S. companies are vying to become …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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