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November 3, 2017, 11:05 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says a customer support employee, on last day of work, deactivated Trump's account before it was restored 11 minutes later  —  For 11 beautiful minutes, the President was off Twitter  —  President Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, disappeared from the site …
Apple:
Apple Q4: revenue of $52.6B, up 12% YoY, vs. $50.7B est.; net income $10.7B, up from $9B YoY; other products sales of $3.2B, up 36% YoY; stock opens up 3%+  —  Revenue Up 12 Percent and EPS Up 24 Percent to New September Quarter Records  —  Services Revenue Reaches All-Time High
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Tim Cook's strategy of continuing to sell older iPhone models at lower cost appears to be working as Apple doubled its Q4 revenue YoY in India  —  (Reuters) - By delivering solid financial results that beat Wall Street's expectations for both revenues and profits on Thursday …
iFixit:
iPhone X teardown reveals TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board with 3GB RAM, L-shaped dual-cell 2,716mAh battery, and Qi-based inductive charging coil  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  Ten years ago, Apple introduced the very first iPhone, and changed the world.
Ars Technica:
Xbox One X review: HDR colors with 4K look great, sizable performance improvements for few select games, but is expensive and has limited value without a 4K TV  —  Is Microsoft's “true 4K” console worth $100 more than the PS4 Pro?  —  When the Xbox One launched in 2013 …
Christopher Malmo / Motherboard:
Average Bitcoin transaction uses 215 KWh of energy, enough to run an average US house for nearly a week; there are currently 300K Bitcoin transactions per day  —  Bitcoin's surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.  —  Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out multiple profiles for YouTube Kids, with app tailored to children's ages if parents provide birthdate, adds parental controls  —  YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 contest awarded $515K for 32 vulnerabilities to hackers who breached the iPhone 7, iOS 11.1, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Huawei Mate 9 Pro  —  The mobile version of the annual Pwn2Own contest wrapped up today in Tokyo with an unprecedented attack chain leveling the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Manish Singh / Manish Kumar Singh:
India's Paytm adds a messaging feature, called Inbox, to its popular wallet app  —  India's largest mobile wallet app, Paytm, on Friday introduced a chat service—Inbox—on its payment platform to enable communication between users and also facilitate a way for businesses to connect with their customers.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Developer community Stack Overflow lays off staff, source says ~20%, or about 60 people, as it focuses more on its core Q&A products  —  Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: T-Mobile resumes merger talks with Sprint by making new offer; deal could be reached within weeks  —  T-Mobile has restarted merger talks with Sprint and the two telecom firms could reach a deal within weeks unless they fail to agree on terms, according to people familiar with the matter.

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