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October 1, 2014, 10:25 AM

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Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
This Is The Motorola Nexus 6: A 5.9" QHD Display, 3200mAh+ Battery, Dual Front-Facing Speakers, And More  —  If you've been keeping up with any tech blogs over the past couple of weeks, you know that the next Nexus phone has been a hot topic.  We saw rumored specs and rumored hardware photos …
Bloomberg:
Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year  —  Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year …
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because PayPal partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader  —  The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner  —  Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for ... something.
Robert Sullivan / Vogue:
A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch  —  How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.  —  I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks  —  Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the American west.  —  The breaches follow in the wake of other recent breaches …
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Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts familiarity and consistency across devices, enterprise features, Start menu with incorporated tiles  —  Microsoft unveils the future of Windows  —  Company gives first look at Windows 10, highlighting enterprise advancements and open collaboration.
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Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet, may appeal more than the 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage  —  The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet  —  While we've also written about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus needs its own review in order to really understand the various features …
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology  —  Indictment unsealed on Tuesday reveals Department of Justice charged four people in international computer hacking ring  —  Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries  —  The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in a taxi without worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab.  The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that …
Zoho:
Zoho Survey Introduces a New Enterprise Plan for Organizations  —  If you want to be the owner of a multi-user group, with the ability to manage permissions for users then, you will love the Enterprise plan.  I give you further reason to love it - you, as an admin, need only purchase …
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Comcast launches cloud DVR in San Francisco, lays foundation for a set-top box-free future  —  Comcast customers in the Bay Area now have two DVRs available to them: One in their living room, one in the cloud.  Eventually, the one in the living room will disappear.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Reddit raises $50M round led by Y Combinator president Sam Altman, investors plan to allocate 10% of the round's equity to Reddit users  —  Reddit Raises $50 Million, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.
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Microsoft:
The new MSN arrives  —  Over the next 72 hours Microsoft will roll out the new MSN to the more than 425 million people in over 50 countries who come to the site each month.  In addition, people using Windows …
Amazon Web Services:
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Silicon Valley Bank:
A Conversation with Steve Ballmer  —  I got a special treat the other night, the chance to interview Steve Ballmer, the legendary Microsoft CEO-turned-NBA team owner.  The event was part of a series of conversations I've …
Zoho:
Zoho Survey Introduces a New Enterprise Plan for Organizations  —  If you want to be the owner of a multi-user group, with the ability to manage permissions for users then, you will love the Enterprise plan.

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