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November 6, 2017, 8:50 PM

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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.
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.
James Bridle:
A look at how YouTube is being used to share traumatizing content to young children automatically and at scale  —  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.
Nan Boden / Google:
Google announces strategic partnership with Salesforce, will better integrate G Suite with Salesforce's CRM software  —  Today, we announce a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with Salesforce that spans Google Cloud and Google Analytics.  The partnership will enable smarter, more collaborative experiences for our customers.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
iOS 11.2 will let developers offer introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions in the App Store  —  Apple is introducing a new App Store pricing feature for developers starting with iOS 11.2.  Apps that use auto-renewable subscription pricing will soon be able to offer special introductory pricing for new customers.
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
Arpan Varghese / Reuters:
Consortium of energy firms, including BP and Shell, will make a blockchain-based platform for trading energy commodities, slated to be operational by end of '18  —  (Reuters) - A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform …

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Microsoft:
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