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November 3, 2017, 12:50 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 Kids update lets parents create separate profiles for their kids, tailors the app based on children's ages, and expands parental controls  —  YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade.
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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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.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Venture capitalist David Lee sues former SV Angel partner Ron Conway for $3.5M, wants declaratory relief for $15M-$20M more Lee expects to be owed in the future  —  Venture capitalist David Lee has sued former partner Ron Conway for millions of dollars Lee feels is being improperly withheld by Conway …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Snap has acquired Metamarkets for less than $100M to step up its ad tech play  —  As Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, gears up to report its quarterly earnings next week, it looks like the company is making some moves to beef up its primary business line, advertising.

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