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November 6, 2017, 6:05 PM

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Bloomberg:
Broadcom offers $105B in cash and stock to buy Qualcomm for $70/share, a 28% premium to Qualcomm's closing price on Thursday  —  Broadcom is proposing to buy Qualcomm for $70 per share in a cash and stock deal valued at $130 billion, Bloomberg News reports.
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Intel and AMD team up to co-design an Intel Core processor with custom AMD Radeon graphics, to bring top-tier games to thin and light notebook PCs  —  Absolutely incredible!  Intel will ship a chip powered by AMD's Radeon graphics next year to bring top-tier, AAA games to the thin-and-light notebook market.
BBC:
Paradise Papers: Apple sought a secret shift to new tax haven of Jersey, after crackdown by European regulators of its Irish tax arrangement  —  The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.
James Bridle:
A look at bot-made YouTube videos for kids, which deliberately target young children with traumatic imagery  —  As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today.  I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13.
DisplayMate:
DisplayMate: iPhone X display has the best color accuracy of “any display we have ever tested”, top full screen brightness of OLED-equipped phones at 634 nits  —  Dr. Raymond M. Soneira President, DisplayMate Technologies Corporation Copyright © 1990-2017 by DisplayMate Technologies Corporation.
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Twitter accounts posing as Americans began to support Trump in June 2015, weeks after he announced campaign and earlier than previously known  —  In three months after Mr. Trump announced his candidacy, tweets from Russian accounts offered far more praise for the businessman than criticism
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon quietly rolls out a “Discount provided by Amazon” tag, discounting select items from independent merchants by up to 9%  —  The move allows the retail giant to compete more fiercely with low-cost rivals, but could hurt its relationship with big-name brands, manufacturers and merchants
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Says ‘Face With Tears of Joy’ is Most Popular Emoji in United States Among English Speakers  —  Apple has revealed that “face with tears of joy” is the most popular emoji among English speakers in the United States.  —  The face topped Apple's list of the top 10 emoji, ahead of a red heart …
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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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