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November 4, 2014, 5:55 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon Prime customers now get unlimited cloud storage for photos  —  With so many backup options, losing your photos should be impossible  —  When it comes to backing up your photo library and life's most precious memories, it's good to have multiple options.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Begins Extending Prime-Member Perks to Other Shopping Sites  —  Can Amazon Prime become the VIP pass for the rest of the web?  —  For the first time since launching its Prime membership program in 2005, Amazon is extending some of the club's perks to its members as they shop on other big shopping sites around the Web.
Brian Stevens / Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Google lets you run clusters of Docker containers with Container Engine, reduces cloud computing prices, announces new cloud connectivity options  —  Google Cloud Platform Live: Introducing Container Engine, Cloud Networking and much more  —  Today, tens of thousands of developers from around …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
MCX CEO: CurrentC exclusivity deal blocking Apple Pay at CVS will expire in months, not years  —  What Are the Anti-Apple Pay Merchants Afraid Of?  —  I've been a regular customer at CVS/pharmacy, the country's second-largest drugstore chain, for 20 years.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Dropbox and Microsoft partner to let users access Dropbox from Office apps, edit Office files from Dropbox app  —  Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration  —  Office mobile apps will soon seamlessly sync to Dropbox  —  Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming …
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Sean Rad to step down as Tinder CEO, will become president and remain on board  —  Exclusive: Sean Rad Out As Tinder CEO.  Inside The Crazy Saga  —  Sean Rad, the cofounder and CEO of Tinder, an app that over the past two years has completely reinvented how young people date and mate, has been generating news regularly.
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Consumer version of Oculus Rift VR headset ready to arrive in ‘months’, says CEO  —  Oculus VR CEO, Brendan Iribe, told the audience at Web Summit 2014 in Dublin, that a consumer-version of the company's Rift VR headset is “close”.  While he understandably declined to offer a timetable for launch …
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij arrested in Asia, all three founders now behind bars  —  Pirate Bay Founder Fredrik Neij Arrested in Asia  —  Following the criminal convictions of Pirate Bay founders Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij, each went their separate ways.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Alibaba Posts 54% Revenue Increase, But Net Profit Falls Below Expectations  —  Alibaba beat already high expectations for revenue growth in its first quarterly earnings report since its record-setting $25 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in September, but missed its profit forecast.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Disney partners with Google to bring its cloud movie locker to Android and Google Play Movies  —  Disney would like consumers to continue to buy its movies.  That's why the company now struck an alliance with Google to add its cloud locker to Android.  —  Disney took the next step …

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