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November 4, 2017, 2:15 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Broadcom is considering a bid to acquire Qualcomm for about $70 per share, or $100B+; bid is likely to be made in the coming days  —  Broadcom is exploring a deal to acquire Qualcomm, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could be the biggest ever takeover of a chipmaker …
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
TripAdvisor apologizes for removing user reports about rape and assault to keep its forums “family friendly” after Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation  —  Just after midnight on Dec. 9, 2010, Kristie Love posted on TripAdvisor about the Iberostar Paraiso Maya, a Mexican beach resort between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
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.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says a customer support employee on their last day of work deactivated Trump's account for 11 minutes  —  For 11 beautiful minutes, the President was off Twitter  —  President Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, disappeared from the site for around five beautiful minutes shortly before 7PM ET.
VIVE Blog:
Logitech introduces BRIDGE developers kit, an SDK for using keyboards in VR using HTC Vive  —  This is a guest blog post by Vincent Tucker, Director Of Innovations & Strategy at Logitech.  —  What are we sharing today?  —  I am excited to introduce the BRIDGE developers kit …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Networking chip design company Aquantia raises $61M in its IPO, closes up 6% on its first day of trading  —  Networking chip design company Aquantia went public on Friday and raised $61 million in its initial public offering.  —  The stock is trading up for the San Jose …
Twitter:
Twitter updates rules to clarify its enforcement approach on abusive behavior, self-harm, graphic violence, spam, and adult content  —  Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that's easy to adhere to and understand.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Facebook launches Polls with pictures and gif support on iOS, Android, and the web  —  Polls check a lot of social media manager boxes like “engagement,” “feedback” and “traffic lift.”  With all those buzzwords, it's truly a wonder that Facebook hadn't yet pilfered, I mean borrowed, the idea from poll-crazy rival Twitter.
Apple:

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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