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September 30, 2014, 1:50 PM

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eBay Inc:
eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015  —  American Express executive Dan Schulman joins PayPal immediately as President and CEO designee for PayPal post-separation  —  eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan to oversee separation …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
What the eBay Split Means for PayPal  —  PayPal hasn't aged so gracefully, but eBay's decision to spin it off next year could give it renewed life.  —  There are plenty of questions remaining about the plan to remake PayPal as its own public company, but one thing seems likely …
New York Times:
Senior Amex exec Daniel Schulman joins PayPal as president, will become CEO after split  —  EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin  —  EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit …
The Verge:
Live from Microsoft's Windows 10 event  —  Live from Microsoft's Windows 9 event  —  OK we're inside and there are a few machines at the side of the stage.  They look like demo machines for us to get a look at the next version of Windows.  Everyone is waiting for Windows.  The Wi-Fi password is Windows 2015.
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deal Breached Rules  —  European Union Comments Outline Reasons Why it Opened an In-Depth Investigation  —  BRUSSELS—European Union regulators said Tuesday they believe that tax deals granted to Apple Inc. in Ireland constitute illegal state support for the U.S. company …
Apple:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17  —  Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Liz Gannes / Re/code:NEW
Reddit Raises $50M, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.  —  This is the round we told you about earlier this month, and many of the details are in keeping with that report.
More: Gigaom and VentureBeat
New York Times:
Netflix, Weinstein Co. to simultaneously release “Crouching Tiger” sequel on Netflix and IMAX  —  With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel, Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood  —  In a first deal of its kind, Netflix and the Weinstein Company said Monday that they planned to release next year's sequel …
Brian MacDonald / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft rolls out new MSN website, rebrands and updates Bing apps as MSN apps for Windows  —  The new MSN arrives  —  Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN.  Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new site and more than 80,000 …
Giulio Minotti / Phonebloks Blog:
Project Ara to use modified Android L, allowing all but CPU, display modules to be hot-swapped  —  PROJECT ARA NEWS  —  Paul Eremenko recently announced interesting news on Project Ara.  The most significant concerns its market launch in early 2015.  The first fully functional prototype …
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Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
Remind Raises $40 Million to Become Educators' Top Messaging App … Technology investors and companies spent years trying to “move tech into the classroom.”  Then the smartphone came along and changed everything, legendary investor “While nobody was looking, every kid walked in the door …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad  —  The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers  —  Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system.
More: 9to5Mac and Gizmodo

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Microsoft:
Microsoft rolls out new MSN website, rebrands and updates Bing apps as MSN apps for Windows  —  The new MSN arrives  —  Over the next 72 hours Microsoft will roll out the new MSN to the more than 425 million people …
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Mobile Analytics- 100M Free Events per Month!  —  Collect app usage data at scale.  Amazon Mobile Analytics delivers usage reports within 60 minutes of receiving data.  Start Free now on iOS, Android & Fire OS apps.
VMware:
Why Run Your Exchange Environment In A Hybrid Cloud Model?  —  VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.
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.
Syncano:
6 Reasons Why We Love React.js  —  Our front-end team loves trying new things.  New frameworks, new build tools... anything that makes our work more efficient deserves my attention.

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