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October 6, 2014, 8:20 PM

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HP:
HP's split into two publicly traded companies called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. expected to be completed by November 2015  —  HP To Separate Into Two New Industry-Leading Public Companies  —  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will define the next generation of technology infrastructure …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Uber Hires Former Lyft COO VanderZanden to Spur International Growth  —  Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?  —  Not today it won't, with Uber hiring recently departed Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden to head a new unit that will focus on international growth.
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Washington Post working on curated news app for the new 8.9" Kindle Fire launching this fall; app will come to other tablets eventually  —  Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product  —  Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Adobe launches cloud-connected Capture & new Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere iOS apps  —  Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy  —  Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech has today released a statement announcing that it is filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11.  Filing for Chapter 11 means the company will be able to continue normal operations until it can resolve issues with creditors.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Plex Launches On Xbox One  —  Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's ‘RoomAlive’ transforms any room into a giant Xbox game  —  When Microsoft first demonstrated its IllumiRoom research project at CES last year it generated a huge amount of attention ahead of a next-generation Xbox unveiling.  A video showed off a projection system that was linked …
Zachary Davies Boren / The Independent:
Yahoo confirms its servers were breached via a Shellshock exploit, buy says no user data was accessed  —  Shellshock: Romanian hackers are accessing Yahoo servers, claims security expert  —  Hackers are exploiting Yahoo's bash bug vulnerability, according to technology consultant Jonathan Hall
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Beepi Raises $60 Million to Sell Used Cars to the Smartphone Generation  —  Investors are bankrolling used-car marketplace Beepi Inc. in a bet that people will purchase used cars with a few taps from their smartphones without ever taking a test drive.  —  The Los Altos, Calif.-based company …
Martyn Williams / PC World:
ITC to investigate Nvidia complaint over Samsung phones, tablets  —  The U.S. International Trade Commission, the country's top trade court, is launching an investigation into allegations by Nvidia that several Samsung cellphones and tablet PCs contain graphics technology that infringes on its patents.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg's $1 Annual Salary  —  Facebook is now the legal owner of WhatsApp, following a filing made with the SEC today.  This is the final step in a process begun when Facebook announced its intent to acquire the messaging company in February of this year.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Overstock.com Assembles Coders to Create a Bitcoin-Like Stock Market  —  Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the internet, sidestepping traditional stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

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