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October 28, 2014, 8:10 AM

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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:
Lauren Goode / Re/code:
YouTube's Wojcicki says they're considering paid ad-free subscriptions, reaffirms a music service is on the way  —  Susan Wojcicki Wants to Sell You YouTube Video Subscriptions  —  YouTube is in the early stages of exploring new subscription services, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Re/code's Peter Kafka …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Jack Ma and Tim Cook to talk this week on potential Alipay, Apple Pay partnership  —  Alibaba's Jack Ma “Very Interested” in Possible Apple Partnership  —  Jack Ma, co-founder and chairman of Alibaba and China's richest man, is interested in partnering Alipay with Apple's new mobile payments system, Apple Pay.
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.
Anna Irrera / Wall Street Journal:
UBS CIO: Blockchain Technology Can Massively Simplify Banking  —  What technology has the potential to disrupt the financial services sector the most?  —  It's not the tech giants like Apple , Facebook or Google , who have all made recent moves into payments services.
Tweets: @microexchanges
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft borrows Mac trackpad gestures for Windows 10  —  Microsoft introduced new trackpad gestures in Windows 8, but the company is expanding them further with the upcoming release of Windows 10.  In a keynote speech at TechEd Europe today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore demonstrated …
Elizabeth Rust / Guardian:
Should we be concerned about Placemeter - an app which monitors street views from apartment windows?  —  Placemeter pays New Yorkers to suction-cup an old smartphone to their window, then records and analyses what's happening outside  —  Placemeter's algorithm counts the number of people entering shops and monitors traffic levels
Tweets: @onekade and @agpublic
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Taiwan's XYZprinting launches $800 all-in-one 3D printer and scanner  —  XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.  —  The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Apple confirms decline in sales of iTunes digital music downloads  —  In a securities filings, Apple confirmed what just about everyone else suspected: Sales of iTunes music downloads are falling.  —  The admission came in the company's annual report filed yesterday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
LG says it will end the production of plasma TVs by the end of November  —  LG Electronics exit suggests end is near for plasma TVs  —  (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said it will wind down its plasma television business by end-November, as a technology long overtaken …
More: Engadget
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK's New Call Telecom buys 70% stake in Nimbuzz for $175M  —  Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK's New Call In $250M Deal  —  Yet more consolidation in the messaging app business: Nimbuzz, an early mover in messaging that currently has 200 million+ users with a large number of those in India, has been majority acquired by New Call.

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