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October 10, 2014, 9:00 AM

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's plans to release its largest smartphone this month, a 5.9" Nexus code-named Shamu  —  Google Hopes Whale of a Phone Will Make Splash in Phablet Market  —  Google this month expects to release its largest smartphone, intensifying competition in the fast-growing market …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Lenovo unveils Yoga Tablet 2, Yoga 3 Pro, and Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with built in projector and subwoofer  —  Lenovo unveils a trio of new ‘Yoga’ devices, including a 13-inch tablet with subwoofer and projector  —  Lenovo has announced a trio of new devices today as it looks to differentiate …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Women Pay Gaffe: “I Answered That Question Completely Wrong.”  —  After making an unfortunate gender-related gaffe onstage at a women's tech event today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a memo to employees apologizing for comparing pay issues for women to “karma.”
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma  —  Proffering career advice more analogous to The Secret than Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in the tech industry that asking for what you're worth isn't the best way to get ahead.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Jony Ive: companies that copy Apple's style are stealing  —  It's not flattery — it's theft, Apple's head of design says  —  When Jony Ive sees designs from other companies that closely mimic Apple's, he isn't flattered.  Apple's head of design told the audience at the Vanity Fair …
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Billboard:
Apple's Eddy Cue says U2's free “Songs of Innocence” had 26M complete downloads since September 9  —  The Download Heard 'Round the World: iTunes Numbers Show 81 Million ‘Experienced’ U2 Album
Damon Lavrinc / Jalopnik:
Tesla Model S Auto Pilot Does Lane Changes For You  —  The “something else” at tonight's Tesla even is Auto Pilot, a new system that combines a forward facing camera and 12 sensors that see 16 feet in every direction and provide a 360-degree view the surroundings.
John Anon / Android Headlines:
Sony SmartWatch 3 Lands With Verizon This Month At $249.99  —  Another day and another smartwatch to report on.  Today Sony held a special event in New York entitled “Demand Great”.  The main purpose of the event was to launch the new Sony Xperia Z3 variant, the Sony Xperia Z3v.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
French tax authority probes Google's tax setup of channeling revenues to Ireland subsidiary  —  Google's Tax Setup Faces French Challenge  —  Arrangement Channels European Revenue to Country With Favorable Tax Laws  —  PARIS— Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page met with France's premier late …
The White House / Medium:
The White House Joins Medium  —  Hello, Medium!  It's the White House.  —  We're really excited to be here.  We'll use this account to share ideas and stories from President Obama and his administration—from a look at what's happening inside the White House to information about policies …
More: White House.gov BlogTweets: @ellenhuet
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Google and Snapchat Veteran Magnusson to Lead Oracle Cloud  —  Business software giant Oracle is getting serious about cloud computing and has made its first hire demonstrating exactly how serious.  —  Sources familiar with the move tell Re/code that two weeks ago it hired Peter S. Magnusson …
Nancy Gohring / CITEworld:
Zoho's new product CRM Plus integrates eight products, costs $50 per user each month  —  Zoho aims for improved information sharing with integrated suite  —  Zoho is integrating its suite of products in hopes of delivering a service for sales people that matches and in some cases beats market leader Salesforce.com.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
More Big Venture-Backed Companies Shun IPOs, For Now  —  Number of Such Firms Valued at $1 Billion-Plus Hits a Record as Many Are Able to Get Funding Privately  —  The market for initial public offerings is booming, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. made the largest-ever stock-market debut last month amid much fanfare.
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Revealed: How Google engineer Neel Mehta uncovered the Heartbleed security bug  —  Google engineer Neel Mehta found the Heartbleed bug  —  The media-shy Google engineer who found the Heartbleed computer security vulnerability has spoken out for the first time, revealing how he found the serious bug …
Thanks:@bengrubb
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing  —  For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay.  A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC …

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