October 23, 2014, 4:35 AM

October 23, 2014

4:20 AM  •
Sam Byford / The Verge:  New Nintendo 3DS review: vastly improved performance and 3D effect, but unusably bad cameras and outdated display tech
1:55 AM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Behind Google's $120M purchase of mobile enterprise startup Divide, one of NYC's biggest exits of 2014
1:45 AM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Twitter's new Fabric SDK extends the company's reach in China, is already being used by Alibaba and Baidu
12:15 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Illumio, exiting stealth, aims to secure both your data center and the cloud

October 22, 2014

11:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach
10:05 PM  •
Ben Thompson / stratechery:  Google dominates search advertising but will likely be eclipsed in native ad category
10:00 PM  •
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:  Behind Twitter's Move to Become a Mobile-Services Shop
9:55 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Apple Strengthens Pull of Its Orbit With Each Device
9:30 PM  •
AppleInsider:  Apple to drop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications on Oct. 29 due to POODLE vulnerability
9:10 PM  •
Dana Wollman / Engadget:  iMac with Retina display review: A best-in-class screen makes it worth the high price
8:55 PM  •
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:  Yahoo: Tumblr to Make Over $100 Million in Revenue Next Year
8:20 PM  •
Sam Sabri / Windows Phone Central:  Free Xbox Music streaming on Windows 8.1 and web will be discontinued in December
8:15 PM  •
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:  Mark Zuckerberg gives 30-minute public interview in Chinese at Tsinghua University
8:10 PM  •
Businessweek:  Mark Zuckerberg appointed to China's Tsinghua University board
7:40 PM  •
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:  Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in
7:05 PM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  Redfin buys walkability rating site Walk Score, its first aquisition, to give users more neighborhood information
6:30 PM  •
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:  Rhapsody revives CEO position after four-year absence, appoints mobile vet David Hose as interim chief
6:25 PM  •
iFixit:  iPad Air 2 Teardown
6:00 PM  •
Denni Hu / Bloomberg:  Yelp Q3 beats estimates with $102.5M revenue; shares down 16% on Q4 sales forecast
5:20 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow
5:05 PM  •
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:  Roku raises $25 million amid growing competition from Amazon and Google
4:30 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  AT&T Q3 profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customers
3:55 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Verizon Leads Flint Mobile's $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web
3:20 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft and IBM commit to providing their enterprise software to Azure, IBM clouds
2:45 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Xiaomi Is Moving International Users' Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions
2:10 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Twitter's Digits enables users of third-party apps to sign up using just their phone number
1:55 PM  •
Mat Honan / Wired:  Twitter's new SDK Fabric represents an audacious plan to live inside every app
1:50 PM  •
Jeff Seibert / The Twitter Blog:  Twitter introduces Fabric, an SDK for mobile developers
1:30 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only
1:10 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Groupon takes on Yelp with Pages: business listings with offers, news, reviews and more
12:50 PM  •
Jeffrey Grubb / VentureBeat:  Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello takes over at Unity
12:40 PM  •
Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet:  Pew survey: 40% of US internet users have experienced online harassment, 18% in severe form
12:20 PM  •
Alex Kipman / The Official Microsoft Blog:  Microsoft allows Kinect Apps in Windows Store for the first time, launches Kinect SDK 2.0
12:10 PM  •
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:  EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco
11:45 AM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Pandora gives musicians a data dashboard to see where their fans are
11:20 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Barnes & Noble launches a 10.1-inch version of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $299.99
10:55 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas
10:40 AM  •
Joab Jackson / PC World:  Japanese software company Kii extends its mobile platform for Internet of Things applications
10:35 AM  •
Eileen Yu / ZDNet:  Intel Capital dishes out $28M to Chinese wearable, mobile makers
10:20 AM  •
Angela Moscaritolo / PC Magazine:  E Fun Debuts $179 Windows 2-in-1 Tablet
10:05 AM  •
Bloomberg:  Tim Cook discusses user data protection with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai amid iCloud hacking claims
9:50 AM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk
9:25 AM  •
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:  IBM's increasing EPS in recent years only due to buybacks, no real revenue growth since 2008
8:40 AM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Homeboy is a $149 rechargeable low-power Wi-Fi security camera with a three month battery, on sale today
7:25 AM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  MicroBlink's PhotoMath app solves math problems scanned in through your phone's camera
6:10 AM  •
Marton Dunai / Reuters:  Hungary plans new tax on Internet traffic, public calls for rally
5:05 AM  •
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:  SoftBank and Sequoia invest $100 million in Indonesian e-commerce startup Tokopedia
4:10 AM  •
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:  iPad Air 2 is faster than 2011 MacBook Air, forges ahead of new iPhones on performance
1:55 AM  •
Stephen Shankland / CNET: technology, which enables gigabit speeds on DSL, expected to arrive in homes by 2016
1:30 AM  •
Mark Spoonauer / Laptop Mag:  iPad Air 2 benchmarks: excels in Geekbench compared to Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nvidia Shield, Sony Xperia Z2, strong on 3DMark but not best
12:35 AM  •
Kyle VanHemert / Wired:  Leeo launches $99 Smart Alert Nightlight, alerts you via mobile when smoke/CO2 alarm sounds
12:25 AM  •
Molly Wood / New York Times:  Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online

October 21, 2014

11:55 PM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Google exec: Chromecast V2 is coming; users have cast 650 million times
11:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications
11:05 PM  •
Nilay Patel / The Verge:  iPad Air 2 review: great hardware, but lacks multiuser, multitasking support, tablet-specific features
10:45 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  iPad Air 2: best iPad ever, but only a modest evolutionary improvement over the Air
10:20 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  iPad mini 3 review: with Touch ID the only significant improvement over the iPad mini 2, buy the 2 and save $100
10:10 PM  •
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:  iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Needs to Work Harder
10:05 PM  •
David Pogue / Yahoo Tech:  The iPad Air 2: Thin, Gorgeous, Powerful — and That's Enough
9:30 PM  •
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:  Apple Pay Shown to Work Internationally Using U.S.-Based Credit Cards
8:55 PM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’
8:20 PM  •
Reuters:  Keith Alexander terminates deal allowing sitting NSA CTO Patrick Dowd to work part-time at at IronNet Cybersecurity
7:46 PM  •
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:  Apple Launches “Maps Connect,” Self-Service Local Listings Portal
7:20 PM  •
Bloomberg:  EMC Said to Absorb VCE Joint Venture as Cisco Reduces Stake
7:05 PM  •
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:  GT Advanced To Sell Furnaces for Cash to Pay Back Apple, Says Fortune
6:30 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  Nexus 9 hands-on: premium feel, impressive screen quality, but unlikely to challenge iPad
6:20 PM  •
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:  iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air
5:50 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  Nexus 6 hands-on: supersized, even by today's standards, with much improved camera
5:30 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Yahoo Reveals Mobile Sales for First Time: $200 Million, 17% of Total
4:55 PM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:  Nokia's HERE maps app hits wide release on Android
4:20 PM  •
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:  Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers
4:15 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52
3:40 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a Notification Center
3:25 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Vine updates iOS app with ability to follow channels of content, support for new iPhones, adds iOS 8 sharing extension
3:00 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  HP to announce Sprout, a computing device combining a large display, touch surface, 3D scanner, and overhead projector
2:50 PM  •
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:  Privacy researcher Ashkan Soltani, who helped Washington Post with its Snowden reporting, named FTC's chief technologist
2:40 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Aware of iCloud Login Harvesting in China, Launches Browser Security Guide
2:15 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  New Social Network Tsu — Which Pays Users Who Post — Raises $7 Million
1:40 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps
1:30 PM  •
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:  Nielsen partners with Adobe to rate all online content, from videos and podcasts to articles
1:05 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Google Play Music adds Songza's contextual playlists for All Access subscribers, Material Design UI
12:40 PM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  Former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia raises $26M for Snowflake, a data warehousing startup
12:05 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft Lumia to replace Nokia brand, starting in France, global rollout in the coming weeks
11:30 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome
10:55 AM  •
John Ribeiro / PC World:  NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use
10:30 AM  •
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:  Microsoft Values CEO Satya Nadella's Pay at $84 Million
10:15 AM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Staples investigating credit card breach at its retail stores after multiple banks report fraud
9:45 AM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  Verizon misses Q3 profit expectations, posts higher revenue, adds 1.5M retail customers
9:00 AM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Banks racing to become your first card in Apple Pay as most users will use the default card
8:15 AM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds
7:50 AM  •
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:  Scammers hack business phone networks to rack up billions in fraudulent charges, vexing carriers and lawmakers
6:15 AM  •
Julia Powles / Guardian:  UK High Court determines ISPs must block sites selling counterfeit goods
4:40 AM  •
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:  Ooyala, recently acquired by Telstra, buys UK based video ad tech company Videoplaza
1:55 AM  •
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:  AlphaPoint Raises $1.35 Million to Build Intel for Bitcoin
1:30 AM  •
Dan Frommer / Quartz:  Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future
1:15 AM  •
Rene Ritchie / iMore:  Apple clarifies Spotlight Search data and location sharing, says information shared is minimal
12:05 AM  •
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:  OpenStack vendor Mirantis raises $100M in series B, aims for 2016 IPO

October 20, 2014

11:00 PM  •
Bryan Johnson / Medium:  Braintree founder Bryan Johnson announces $100M OS Fund to spur founders with audacious ideas
10:15 PM  •
iFixit:  Mac Mini 2014 teardown: CPU and RAM soldered to logic board, impeding user repairs or upgrades
9:45 PM  •
Sharon Profis / CNET:  Apple Pay's speed, security, and timing will help push mobile payments into the mainstream
9:40 PM  •
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:  Obama signs “BuySecure” initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US
9:00 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M
8:25 PM  •
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:  uberX, Lyft approved to pick up and drop off passengers at SFO
7:35 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft and Dell partner on “Cloud Platform System”: pre-assembled racks of servers with Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Azure Pack
7:30 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year
6:40 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows
6:25 PM  •
AppleInsider:  Apple to introduce new financial reporting methods in Q1 2015; Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPods, and Beats folded into “other” category
6:10 PM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Apple Mac market share at its highest since 1995; sales up 46% in emerging markets
5:45 PM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  iPads fall for third consecutive quarter, iPhones and Macs boost Apple's Q4 [Updated]
5:20 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apple to require iOS apps and updates to use iOS 8 SDK and include 64-bit support from February 2015
5:10 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Apple's Q4 beats estimates with $1.42 EPS on $42.1B revenue; sold 39.3M iPhones, 12.3M iPads, 5.5M Macs
4:40 PM  •
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:  Tinder says it's introducing a premium service in November offering more match-making powers
4:35 PM  •
Apple:  Strong iPhone, Mac & App Store Sales Drive Record September Quarter Revenue & Earnings
4:25 PM  •
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:  OS X Yosemite's Spotlight search sends query and location data to Apple and Bing by default
3:40 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  Amazon closes multi-year digital and print deal with CBS's Simon & Schuster, one of Big Five publishers
3:10 PM  •
Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston:  Netezza veterans reunite for Cazena, focused on shifting data warehouses to the cloud
2:35 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia
2:20 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Eddy Cue expects biggest share of early Apple Pay transactions to be in-app purchases, product “should be huge”
1:45 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Updates ‘Apple Store’ iOS App With Apple Pay Support
1:30 PM  •
Chris Morran / Consumerist:  Comcast Sued By Customer Who Says Cable Company Had Him Fired From Job
1:05 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more
1:00 PM  •
Ben Woods / The Next Web:  OnePlus One pre-orders will open October 27 - but only for one hour
12:35 PM  •
Percy /  Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on users to harvest their data
12:15 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  IBM stock drops over 6% after it misses earnings estimates, abandons 2015 earnings forecast
12:00 PM  •
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:  Dropbox for iOS Updated with Touch ID Integration, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support
11:40 AM  •
Marco della Cava / USA Today:  Satya Nadella talks inequality, women's rights, company culture, and vision for Microsoft
11:25 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Skype for Windows Phone updated with drawing tool, HD screen support, and faster resume
11:10 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Apple pushing to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month
10:55 AM  •
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:  Andreessen Steps Down From EBay Board Ahead of PayPal Spinoff
10:30 AM  •
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:  Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q4
10:05 AM  •
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:  Check Out Gmail 5.0 For Android And Google's Plan To Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App
9:40 AM  •
Chelsea Stark / Mashable:  PlayStation TV review: Poorly designed UI, few video streaming apps, but affordable at $99
9:05 AM  •
Chris Velazco / Engadget:  Amazon Kindle Voyage review: The best e-reader is also the priciest
8:25 AM  •
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:  IBM Drops 7% on Q3 Miss; $4.7B Charge to Divest Chip Unit
7:25 AM  •
Owen Williams / The Next Web:  Spotify announces family plans: $14.99 for two users, $19.99 for three, $24.99 for four and $29.99 for five
12:05 AM  •
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:  Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy

October 19, 2014

10:15 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Amid pressure from activist investors, Marissa Mayer to detail Yahoo's cost-cutting plan and acquisitions strategy during Tuesday's earnings call
8:40 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  Pressing How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled
7:05 PM  •
Bloomberg:  IBM paying Globalfoundries $1.5B to take unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands
5:10 PM  •
Parmy Olson / Forbes:  Microsoft plans to launch a fitness-focused wearable in the next few weeks with more than two-day battery life, multi-platform support
5:00 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 ‘superwatch’ with built-in GPS
3:35 PM  •
Gideon Rosenblatt / Medium:  Google's information processing and Amazon's transaction processing platforms are headed for a collision in the battle to dominate local retail
2:25 PM  •
Christopher Breen / Macworld:  Remembering Macworld Expo: Why we went to the greatest trade show on earth
12:50 PM  •
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:  Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo
10:55 AM  •
Glen Owen / Daily Mail:  Britain to increase maximum sentence for online bullying from six months to two years
10:05 AM  •
Jon Fingas / Engadget:  Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

October 18, 2014

8:00 PM  •
BuzzFeed:  Snapchat's first ad is movie trailer for Universal Pictures' Ouija, appears like other Stories
7:20 PM  •
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:  Facebook Rebukes DEA For Impersonating Woman Online
4:05 PM  •
Judith Newman / New York Times:  How a 13-year-old autistic boy became best friends with Apple's Siri
10:25 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Flickr launches its first iPad app, exclusively for iOS 8

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