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November 11, 2017, 12:25 AM

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nintendo plans to make 25M to 30M Switch consoles during the next fiscal year which begins April 2018  —  Nintendo plans to make 25 million to 30 million Switch game consoles next year  —  TOKYO— Nintendo Co. NTDOY -2.38% plans to pick up the production pace for its hit Switch …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Alibaba breaks its Singles Day record with sales reaching $18B in 12 hours, already surpassing 2016 Singles Day sales of $17.8B  —  Well, it's 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, otherwise known as the biggest day for global online shopping of the year.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
IBM will make 20-qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service by end of 2017 and unveils 50-qubit quantum computing prototype  —  IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local in the US on iOS and Android, adds restaurants, bars, and places your friends visit  —  Bad news for Yelp and good news for nightlife lovers.  When you want to go out, it doesn't necessarily have to be to an event.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How Mimikatz, a tool coded by a French government IT manager in his spare time, became a ubiquitous password stealer for hackers globally  —  FIVE YEARS AGO, Benjamin Delpy walked into his room at the President Hotel in Moscow, and found a man dressed in a dark suit with his hands on Delpy's laptop.
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Prashant S. Rao / New York Times:
Uber must treat drivers as employees and not as independent contractors, UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal rules in appeal case  —  LONDON — Uber suffered a renewed blow to its operations in London — its biggest market outside the United States — when an employment tribunal on Friday rejected …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube  —  Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday.  First launched into beta earlier this spring …
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on the site's redesign, coming in Q1 2018  —  At Web Summit this week in Lisbon, Portugal, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talked about the site's upcoming redesign.  Reddit launched in June 2005, and its look and feel has changed little over the past decade — certainly not at all in the past four or five years.
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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says strong encryption that law enforcement can't break is “unreasonable”  —  Rod Rosenstein: We should weigh “law enforcement equities” against security.  —  Just two days after the FBI said it could not get into the Sutherland Springs …
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
AOL says it is shuttering its Alto email service on December 10  —  AOL informed users of its Alto email service that it's shuttering the app on December 10.  —  Alto made its debut back in October 2012, when AOL previewed it to users as a smarter inbox for a range of email services …

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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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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.
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At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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