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November 7, 2018, 11:25 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung teases foldable phone that acts as a phone when closed and a tablet when opened, says mass production will begin within months  —  Our foldable future is here  —  Samsung has been teasing its foldable smartphone for weeks, and now the company has unveiled it for the first time today.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung debuts One UI, a redesign for its Android skin that has a more minimalist aesthetic, rolling out next year  —  Your hands will be thankful  —  Today at its developer conference, Samsung showcased what it calls One UI and kicked off a new approach to the user experience on Samsung smartphones.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Samsung says it will open its Bixby assistant to third-party developers through an SDK and roll out support for five new languages  —  Samsung today announced the launch of a toolkit for businesses and third-party developers to create voice apps compatible with intelligent assistant Bixby.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces tools for Android devs: new Kotlin language release, more ways to get users to update apps quickly, and Android Studio IDE headed to Chrome OS  —  At its Android Dev Summit, Google today announced a number of new tools and features for developers that write apps for its mobile operating system.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says Android developers should use native APIs to support “Foldables”, to help avoid further fragmentation, as Samsung and others tease folding devices  —  Developers can turn on support for folding displays right now  —  Google is officially announcing support for a category …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google is planning an expansion of its NYC real estate, which currently houses ~7,000 employees, to add space for an additional 12,000+  —  Nears office property deal in Manhattan's West Village for enough space to multiply city workforce  —  Google is gearing up for an expansion …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Source says Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin and “the total consideration in the deal was close to $100M”  —  Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin, Axios reports.  The deal, according to a source close to the matter, “the total consideration in the deal was close to $100m.”
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders' monitoring and prodding  —  After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace of the kind of Russian troll stampede …
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
A detailed look at iPad Pro's A12X chip, with an improved neural engine, performance, and graphics, and what it may say about Apple's future chips  —  Apple's Anand Shimpi, Phil Schiller talk silicon—"This is really an Xbox One S class GPU."  —  BROOKLYN—Apple's new iPad Pro sports several …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast aims to ship a home hub with a voice-enabled remote next year for broadband-only subs that aggregates streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime  —  - Comcast is planning to debut a product to broadband-only customers that will allow them to aggregate certain streaming apps, such as Netflix and Amazon Video.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google's walkout was a watershed moment for tech, when 20,000+ employees, many flexing their professional skills and using in-house tools, pressured leadership  —  Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change.  The companies' own workers are another matter.
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon begins mailing a physical holiday toy catalog to customers, with QR codes to help find items, as it adopts tactics from traditional retailers  —  - Amazon is shipping its first-ever printed holiday toy catalog to millions of customers starting this month.  —  Amazon's first-ever printed holiday shopping catalog is here.
Atul Gawande / New Yorker:
Computerization, which simplified tasks in many industries, has largely failed to achieve the same result in healthcare, causing many doctors to hate their PCs  —  Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient.  But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku reports Q3 revenue up 39% YoY to $173.4M, streaming hours up 63% YoY to 6.2B; over 25% of smart TVs sold in US were Roku TVs; stock down 12%+ after hours  —  Roku continues its transition from a hardware company to a company that primarily makes money with advertising at a rapid pace.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twilio reports Q3 revenue of $168.9M, up 68% YoY, vs $150M est., and strong Q4 guidance of $183M-$185M in revenue, vs $161.4M est.; stock closes up 35%  —  - SendGrid, an email marketing company Twilio said last month it was acquiring for $2 billion, also surged over 35 percent Wednesday on the news.
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Pew: of 4,500 US adults, 34% regularly let their child watch YouTube, with 47% saying they do occasionally; 61% say their kids encountered unsuitable videos  —  Survey shows that most parents let their children watch the Google-owned video site, amid concern it is profiting from advertisements targeting minors

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