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October 27, 2014, 11:50 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 …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Alienware Area 51 desktop with latest Intel processor and chipset coming in December, starts at $1,699  —  Alienware shows off its new Area-51 gaming desktop  —  Alienware makes PCs for serious gamers.  That's evident in a demo I saw of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop, which ships to retail Tuesday morning.
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Alienware 13 gaming laptop adds a graphics amplifier for desktop-like performance  —  We've previously seen the upcoming Alienware 13 gaming laptop, a new slim, light, portable system with a 13-inch display.  That laptop, still an unusual size for the gaming PC (14-inch and 15-inch models …
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.
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 …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Larry Page's reorg memo says 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.
Derek Walter / TechHive:
Google's guide for switching from iPhone to Android locks you into its cloud  —  Following Google's new guide for switching to Android will put you firmly in the company's grip.  —  That's not necessarily a bad thing, as Google has strong cloud services for managing your mail, photos, contacts, and music.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and ‘limitless’ storage to Android  —  You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a “really cool” secret project.  As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience …
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.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bing Now Lets You Search By Emoji  —  Want to search for something using popular emoji characters?  Microsoft's Bing search engine now supports this.  —  Bing announced the news in a post today, sharing some examples of why you might want to do this.  For one, perhaps you want to know what exactly a particular emoji means.

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