October 26, 2018, 6:05 PM

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Natfriedman / The GitHub Blog:
GitHub's new CEO Nat Friedman says Microsoft's $7.5B acquisition of GitHub is now complete  —  I'm thrilled to share that the Microsoft acquisition of GitHub is complete.  Monday is my first day as CEO.  Millions of people rely on GitHub every day, and I am honored by the opportunity to lead this company.
Facebook says it has removed 82 Pages, groups, and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people in the US and UK  —  Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap launches Snap Camera app for Mac and Windows, brings Snapchat filters to apps including Twitch, YouTube, and Skype on the desktop  —  The conference call is going to be lit, fam  —  Snap, which likes to call itself a camera company, is bringing that camera to the desktop.
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Source: Samsung is working with Google on developing a special version of Android OS for a foldable-screen device codenamed “Winner”  —  - Company in talks with Verizon for 5G network-ready phone  — New flagship to include fingerprint scanner under screen
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, raises $1.25B from KKR, Iconiq Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Vulcan Capital, and others  —  Jonathan Shieber , Jordan Crook 7 hours  —  It pays to have the most popular game in the world.  —  Epic Games, the creators …
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Addressing employee concerns, Microsoft explains why it won't pull out of Pentagon's $10B JEDI contract bidding and will sell AI and other technologies to DOD  —  Microsoft will not pull out of the competition for a $10 billion cloud contract for the Department of Defense …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29  —  In AT&T's latest move to streamline WarnerMedia, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday that the FilmStruck indie …
Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Following Trump's complaint about Twitter removing many people from his account, Twitter explains how its fake account removal policies make the service better  —  - Platform has been eliminating fake and abusive accounts  — Conservatives have argued social media platformed biased
Andy Rubin / @arubin:
Andy Rubin says NYT story is part of a smear campaign, calls allegations false, is troubled that Google execs are commenting and misrepresenting facts about him  —  1/2 The New York Times story contains numerous inaccuracies about my employment at Google and wild exaggerations about my compensation. Specifically, I never coerced a woman to have sex in a hotel room. These false allegations are part of a smear campaign
New York Times:
Amazon Q3: revenue of $56.6B, up 29% YoY, operating income of $3.7B, up from $347M YoY, net income of $2.9B, up from $256M YoY; stock down 7%+  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE) October 25, 2018—, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

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