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November 3, 2017, 3:40 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 expected; net income $10.7B, up from $9B YoY; services revenue $8.5B, up 34% YoY; stock up 5%+ after hours  —  Revenue Up 12 Percent and EPS Up 24 Percent to New September Quarter Records  —  Services Revenue Reaches All-Time High
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.
Sonam Rai / Reuters:
Qualcomm sues Apple in California court, alleging Apple breached a licensing contract by cc'ing an Intel engineer on email requesting proprietary info, more  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) has sued Apple Inc (AAPL.O), alleging that it violated a software license contract …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Tableau reports Q3 revenue of $214.9M, up 4% YoY, vs. $219.4M expected; annual subscription-based revenue totaled $139.2M, up 204% from a year ago  —  Tableau Software stock is down Thursday after the company fell short of Wall Street expectations for profits and revenue.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Documents show internal strife within Unicode Consortium over proposed “Frowning Pile Of Poo” emoji, with some worrying about a lack of oversight  —  Unicode, the organization that oversees the evolution of Emoji, is in the middle of a fierce debate over a frowning pile of poop.
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.

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