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October 29, 2014, 1:25 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  —  “This has been a good quarter with strong results,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We continue to focus on serving …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook warns of increased spending in 2015, expects costs to rise 55% to 75%  —  Facebook warns of increased spending, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.
More: Wall Street Journal and USA TodayTweets: @umangdua
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
MCX forbids participating retailers from accepting any competing mobile payment products, will issue “steep” fine if contract broken  —  Apple Pay Runs Afoul of MCX, a Group With a Rival Product  —  One week after its debut, Apple's new mobile wallet is showing promise with consumers.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete  —  More than four years ago, Steve Jobs declared war on Flash and heralded HTML5 as the way to go.  You could be forgiven if you thought the HTML5 standard — the follow-up to 1997's HTML 4 — has long been set in stone, given that developers …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Verizon's tech news site SugarString won't let writers report on US spying or net neutrality  —  Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying  —  Verizon is getting into the news business.  What could go wrong?  —  The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FTC sues AT&T over ‘deceptive’ throttling of unlimited data customers  —  The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T because the carrier throttles speeds of its unlimited data customers, a policy that the FTC describes as “deceptive” and “unfair.”
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Taco Bell releases iOS and Android app allowing customers nationwide to order food for pickup  —  You can order Taco Bell from a smartphone starting today  —  Get ready to order FourthMeal with your smartphone.  Taco Bell will today announce a new app that lets customers nationwide order food ahead …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Stripe Hires Top Google Ops Exec Claire Johnson to Lead Business Operations  —  Stripe has nabbed longtime Google exec Claire Johnson as its new head of business operations, in one of the first major management hires by the online payments software startup.  —  Johnson, who has been at the …
More: 9to5GoogleTweets: @gerstenzang and @sequoia
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place  —  Google Fit was unveiled to the world back in June, promising a platform to help people track their fitness goals.  It's essentially a set of APIs that lets developers dig in to rival apps and combine data …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: more fun and interesting than Note 4, curved screen of little use  —  Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review  —  A special screen on a proven phone — but is curved covetable?  —  I would very much like a flexible smartphone that I could scrunch up like paper and stuff into a pocket.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Android 5.0 Lollipop's security improvements: new unlock methods, full device encryption, more  —  Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop's Major Security Improvements  —  Android's newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
OnePlus apologizes for pre-order problems, will offer another chance to order on November 17  —  After months and months of inconsistent availability and controversial marketing techniques, the OnePlus One finally went up for official pre-order yesterday.  As you'd expect however, the launch did not go as planned.
Andy Chalk / PC Gamer:
Twitch changes its rules of conduct to forbid topless and “sexually suggestive” streaming  —  You may have the body of a Greek god, all rippling muscle and taut sinew, but no matter how good you look in a Speedo (or out of one), Twitch would very much appreciate it if you'd keep yourself covered up while you're streaming on its service.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Google X's Life Sciences team is developing nanoparticles that enter your bloodstream for early detection of cancer and other diseases  —  “We're Hoping to Build the Tricorder”  —  Google X's Andrew Conrad is developing an early disease detection system that could reinvent health care
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Benchmark takes a small Tinder equity stake in exchange for partner Matt Cohler joining board, with no money invested  —  Sweat Equity: Benchmark Takes Stake in Tinder in Exchange for Matt Cohler Joining Board  —  In an unusual investment configuration, Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark …
More: Forbes and VentureBeatTweets: @mattcohler

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