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November 8, 2017, 4:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple ramps up work on AR headset, which has its own display and runs on a new chip and OS, aims to have tech ready by 2019 and ship as early as 2020  —  Company hopes to have technology ready for 2019; ship later  —  Breakthrough device will have new chip and operating system
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned high-end iPad with Face ID, slimmer bezels, no home button, coming as early as 2018; source says new Pencil coming too  —  New model will eliminate home button, OLED display unlikely  —  Latest iPad Pro models have helped revive tablet sales growth
Marc Hochstein / CoinDesk:
Organizers behind Bitcoin's Segwit2x fork, including Jeff Garzik, Mike Belshe, and Erik Voorhees, say the proposal has been called off due to lack of consensus  —  The organizers of a controversial bitcoin scaling proposal are suspending an attempt to increase the block size by way of a software upgrade.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologizes at Senate hearing for data breach and blames Russian agents for stealing users' data  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Instagram Stories will now let users add photos and videos that are older than 24 hours  —  Instagram is turning on a feature that many users have asked for, letting users add photos and videos from their camera roll - even if they're older than 24 hours.  The limitation in place previously …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces Linkedin-powered Resume Assistant for Word, rolling out to Office 365 users in coming months  —  Microsoft is tying together LinkedIn Insights and Word to create a new Resume Assistant feature for Office 365 users.  —  Microsoft is making available another integration between Office …
Terri Cullen / CNBC:
SEC filing shows China's Tencent bought a ~10% stake in Snap; sources say Tencent purchased 145.8M nonvoting shares over the last quarter  —  - The news comes as a vote of confidence in Snap, one day after the company posted a huge revenue miss for the third quarter.
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed:
Profile of CrowdStrike's Robert Johnston, who identified and analyzed Russia's 2016 dual intrusions of DNC servers  —  Less than a year before Marine Corps cyberwarrior Robert Johnston discovered that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee, he found they had launched a similar attack at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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