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  • China-based food-purchasing platform Meicai raises $600M to $800M on a $7B post-money valuation led by Tiger Global Management and Hillhouse Capital, according to Bloomberg sources; the marketplace lets restaurants purchase fruits and vegetables direct from farmers - Link

  • Twitter removes the ability to create Moments in iOS and Android; the company says the feature is rarely used often and that it wants to focus on other features; users can still create Moments on the desktop web version of Twitter - Link

  • Microsoft says it’s fixed a bug in Windows 10 October 2018 Update that led to some users losing files; the company says the issue impacted a tiny number of users; Microsoft is re-releasing the update to Windows Insiders before rolling it out more broadly - Link

  • Microsoft ($863B market cap) is in final talks to acquire games studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to Kotaku sources; known for "Pillars of Eternity," "Tyranny," and "Fallout: New Vegas"; Irvine-based Obsidian was founded in 2013 and has financed some titles via crowdfunding campaigns - Link

  • Google unveils the Home Hub: a $150 Assistant Smart Display with seven-inch screen; recognizes users by voice for personalized features, such as calendar, commute information, reminders, more; provides information from and interactivity with smart door locks, smart thermostats, etc; pre-orders now open, ships Oct 22 - Link