November 8, 2017, 4:30 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
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.
TechCrunch says the Crunchies awards, started in 2007, won't return in 2018 because startups have grown beyond San Francisco with less need for local support  —  TechCrunch'sDisrupt SF is the pride of TechCrunch's event line-up, and last September the event reached new heights …
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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