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Google's new projects, GoPro is too cool and the business of the World Series

U.S. stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) look to finish the week with a pretty flat Friday. Next week promises to be another busy one for earnings and is capped off with the October non-farm payroll number.

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But before we get there, here are some of the stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today.

All things Google
First, Google (GOOGL) is reportedly planning to fold its Chrome operating system for PCs into Android. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google engineers have been working for nearly two years to combine the operating systems, and it's expected to be unveiled in 2017. On top of that the company is launching a website aimed at teaching others its management style and continue to explore a project concerning balloons across the country supplying internet.

GoPro: Too cool for its own good?
GoPro (GPRO) is facing a a steep sales slump in the Americas, as it struggles to sell new, upgraded cameras to its established customers. Does the company simply make too much stuff?

A tale of three startups
Wall Street is having a tough time valuing some of the hottest startups, Uber in particular. Meanwhile Theranos continues to deal with a potential scandal that has some investors turning away. Finally Flipboard is a tale of a once hot startup that seemingly didn't play its cards right. As the startup world grows, what lessons can be learned from all these cautionary tales.