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As usual in the beginning of the month we acquaint you with world top M&A deals in IT. Here is our list of November deals. The first company is an acquirer and the second one is the acquired company.

Seems each of us faced stress because of flying. And a fear of heights is not the worst thing – managing to fit in weigh restrictions is also a big challenge for travelers. But luckily the future is already here! The New York-based company has created something new.

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Alexa Internet, Inc., California-based company wholly owned by Amazon.com has recently released a rating of the most popular web-sites worldwide. The assessment was based on daily average visits and views within the last three months. Around 30 million Internet resources were analyzed for the research.

Last year the Swiss watchmaker released its first Android Wear smartwatch. Now Tag Heuer makes it more luxurious. The company’s new rose gold watch goes on sale this month for $9,900. This Tag Heuer Smartwatch isn't available online but only in retail stores.

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When a major company like Microsoft announces a new release, you generally expect to be shown the final product. After all, big companies usually use product releases as PR stunts. They kick off a major press cycle with hype over new features to get people to pay attention. Microsoft has decided to take a different approach this time around by announcing a different kind of innovation.

YouTube has announced that it now supports HDR videos. HDR (or High Dynamic Range) has been getting a lot of attention lately since both the Xbox One S and the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro support it. Now that YouTube videos support HDR content, it means that those with HDR-capable consoles will be able to show the world what these new systems are capable of.

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Samsung has announced that next year's Galaxy S8 smartphone will come equipped with its very own artificially intelligent assistant service.

It’s not clear how long Samsung has been planning to integrate this technology into its phones, but it was only as recently as October that the company announced its acquisition of Viv Labs Inc. Viv Labs is a firm run by a co-creator of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and Samsung is planning to introduce Viv into its home appliances and wearable technology as well as its smartphones.

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Some good news for folks looking to shave a hundred bucks or so off an iPhone, while still getting all the benefits that going through Apple’s official channels entail. The company is now stocking refurbished iPhones through its online store — which was previously limited to iPads, Macs, Apple TVs and the like.

In one of the most unique products to have ever come out from the company, Zotac has announced a mini PC named VR GO, which comes with detachable straps that enables users to carry it around as a backpack. However, don't let the looks of the mini PC deceive you as it comes with hardware specifications capable enough to power even virtual reality content.

By working some of these shortcuts into your Firefox habits, you can become a more efficient with your internet wanderings.

I use a Mac, so I have listed shortcut combinations for a Mac keyboard, but an equivalent Windows shortcut exists for most if you substitute the Command key for the Ctrl key. I note where a Windows shortcut does not exist or is drastically different from the Mac shortcut.