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October 27, 2014, 5:10 PM

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Twitter Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - October 27, 2014 - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Q3 revenue of $361 million, up 114% year-over-year Q3 net loss of $175 million and non-GAAP net income …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Apple discussed NFC use for building security access, public transit, more, with possible partners like HID Global and Cubic  —  Apple Eyes New Uses for NFC Beyond iPhone Payments  —  Consumers are just starting to use Apple Pay to make purchases at cash registers and online stores.
Lauren Goode / Re/code:
Fitbit joins smartwatch race with Surge “Fitness Super Watch”, replaces recalled Fitbit Force  —  Fitbit Joins the Smartwatch Race, and Replaces the Rash-y Force With a New Wristband  —  After complaints emerged last February that the Fitbit Force was causing skin rashes for some wearers …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Fitbit announces new wearables: $130 Charge coming in November, $150 Charge HR and $250 Surge fitness smartwatch arrive early 2015  —  Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge unveiled: Hands-on with Fitbit's new wearables  —  Fitbit dives into all-day heart-rate tracking with its new Charge HR and Surge …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft targets Dropbox and Google with unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers  —  Microsoft is removing its OneDrive storage limits for Office 365 subscribers.  If you're an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriber then OneDrive storage will be unlimited …
David Carr / New York Times:
As Facebook considers hosting content on mobile, publishers worry about losing control  —  Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary  —  For publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park.  More often than not, it's hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.
Min-Jeong Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Early iPhone 6/6 Plus orders in Korea reportedly top Galaxy Note 4 launch numbers by over 3X  —  Koreans Snap Up iPhones in Presales  —  Is Apple Inc.'s smartphone market share set to increase in Samsungland?  Presales figures for the U.S. company's latest, large-screen models in South Korea suggest so.
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon announces Chromecast-like $39 Fire TV Stick with dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and direct access to streaming services  —  Amazon Announces New Streaming Device, Fire TV Stick, Special Limited Pricing Of $19  —  This morning Amazon announced a new HDMI streaming device called …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Page reorg memo: new Google structure is “scalable, focused and enables fast decision making”  —  In New Structure, Google CEO Page Aims for ‘Faster, Better Decisions’  —  Google CEO Larry Page says the 16-year-old company is showing signs of age, and Page wants to make sure it stays innovative.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Microsoft drops Xbox One price $50 to $350 for the holidays, cheaper than PS4 for first time  —  Microsoft Prices Xbox One Below PS4 For The First Time  —  Starting November 2nd, the Xbox One's starting price will be $350.  That's $50 off the current level.  Thanks, PlayStation!

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