October 7, 2015, 1:00 PM

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David Besbris / Official Google Blog:
Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages for faster mobile web, partners with Twitter, Pinterest, Adobe, LinkedIn, WordPress, and more  —  Introducing the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, for a faster, open mobile web  —  Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we access information …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Notes from Google's AMP event: open source code available on GitHub as of Thursday; The Guardian, Washington Post, Vox, and others are already using it  —  Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, Backed By Google, Promises Faster Pages  —  Google, along with Twitter, is expected to announce …
Pandora Acquires Ticketfly For $450M To Sell Concert Tickets  —  Pandora has a new tool in its belt to fight against Apple Music and Spotify.  The music streaming just announced it will purchase Ticketfly, a Ticketmaster-type site, for $450m in cash and stock.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Overhauls Business Model, Kills $50 Membership Fee to Broaden Appeal  — launched less than three months ago, but it's already pivoting its business model.  —  The startup shopping site, which gives discounts to shoppers who place large orders, has decided to do away …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google Creative Lab launches Meter, a live wallpaper that shows battery, WiFi, and notification info  —  Google Creative Lab launches Meter, a live wallpaper that shows battery, WiFi, and notification info  —  Google Creative Lab, the same group responsible for a few quirky photo …
Jason Wells / BuzzFeed:
FAA proposes $1.9M fine against drone photo firm SkyPan International for 65 unauthorized flights in Chicago, largest civil penalty yet against a drone operator  —  FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Drone Operator For Alleged Airspace Violations  —  This file photo shows a rescue drone being flown during a demonstration.
New York Times:
State-affiliated Chinese hackers breached LoopPay's corporate network as early as March, no indication that consumer data was stolen  —  Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, a Contributor to Samsung Pay  —  WASHINGTON — Months before its technology became the centerpiece of Samsung's …
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Verizon merges its cellphone tracking supercookies with AOL's ad network, will be able to match users' online habits with personal details  —  Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life  —  Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices.
Samsung third quarter profit forecast up nearly 80%  —  Electronics giant Samsung has estimated its third quarter operating profit will be 7.3t won ($6.29bn; £4.13bn) - up 79.8% from a year earlier.  —  The guidance numbers for the three months to September beat expectations …
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Office 2016's marquee collaboration features are buggy and more limited than those of Google Docs and others, making the $150 price tough to justify  —  It's Time for Microsoft to Reboot Office  —  Office 2016 arrives with enough issues to raise the question: Why do we need it at all?

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Basecamp's “Work Can Wait” Pledge - Why We're Not Recommending It.  —  Basecamp is running a campaign asking people to pledge that they will limit their work to 40 hours a week and ask others in their organization to do the same.
The Case For Startups to Put CX at Their Core  —  Read why eero decided to prioritize and integrate its Customer Experience team - even before its launch
App Annie:
Apple's New Search Ads: What You Need to Know  —  Apple's Search Ads launched October 5.  We look at whether you should try this new platform.

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