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October 1, 2014, 8:10 AM

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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.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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 …
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 …
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 …
AnandTech:
iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet available, may appeal more than the iPhone 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage  —  The iPhone 6 Review  —  With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain.  Apple's iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits …
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 …
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.
TechCrunch:
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 …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer  —  There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers.  Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them.  But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard.  —  A challenger approaches!
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.

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