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November 7, 2017, 4:30 AM

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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.
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.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google patches Wi-Fi KRACK flaw in Android, adds new saturated color display option in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, releases fix for Pixel 2 “clicking” noise  —  It's also fixing the clicking problem on the Pixel 2  —  The regular, monthly patches for the Pixel are one of the main reasons …
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.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google unveils Resonance Audio, an open-source, cross-platform spatial audio SDK for VR, AR, games, and 360 video  —  As augmented reality slowly proliferates with the promise of bringing computer interaction into three-dimensional space, platform giants like Google are tasked with bringing every sense into 3D space, as well.
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.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Internal email: Lyft COO Rex Tibbens to step down, as company prepares to go public next year  —  Rex Tibbens is stepping down as chief operating officer of Lyft by year-end, Axios has learned from multiple sources.  Tibbens, who joined the ride-hail company in 2015 after four years at Amazon …
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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.
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.

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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:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer  —  What is GDPR?  —  Why GDPR?  —  Who will be affected by GDPR?  —  No doubt you have already started answering these questions.

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