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October 28, 2014, 11:10 AM

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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 …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Half of YouTube's views now come from phones and tablets  —  More people are watching videos on smaller screens  —  Where are people watching videos on YouTube?  A little while ago, the majority were on desktop, but now the company says that half are tuning in from mobile devices like phones and tablets.
Office Blogs:
Microsoft announces initiative for enabling apps built on Office 365, including new SDKs for iOS, Android, and Visual Studio, plus new APIs  —  New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers  —  In a world where people move between multiple devices and numerous apps …
Twitter:
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:
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.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Tim Cook says Apple killed the iPod classic because it couldn't get the parts  —  Apple CEO justifies shelving iconic device at WSJD Live  —  Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic last month, just short of the iconic MP3 player's 13th birthday.  Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained …
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.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Tim Cook says Apple Pay activated in excess of 1M cards within first 72 hours  —  Tim Cook says that Apple Pay is already the leader in contactless payments  —  It's only been a week since Apple Pay made its debut, but apparently the launch has been successful thus far.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Travel Search Site Hipmunk Cuts Yahoo Deal  —  Hipmunk is a tiny company compared to online travel giants like Priceline and Expedia that can far outspend it on marketing.  —  But Hipmunk, which has won a following for its simple, uncluttered hotel and flight search service …
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 …
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
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 …
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
Andy Baio / Medium:
Analysis of 316,669 #Gamergate and #NotYourShield tweets in 72 hours: 69% retweets, 25% of activity from recently created accounts  —  72 Hours of #Gamergate  —  Digging through 316,669 tweets from three days of Twitter's two-month-old trainwreck  —  Visualizing the social graph of the #GamerGate/#NotYourShield universe

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