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October 8, 2015, 7:05 AM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Amazon weighs creating a live online TV service, holds preliminary talks with CBS, NBCUniversal  —  Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Live Online Television Service  —  Amazon.com Inc. is exploring the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to major media companies …
Ev Williams / Medium:
Medium adds publishing API, @mentions, updated apps, improved editing options, custom domains for all, and a new logo  —  Taking Medium to the Next Level  —  Two years ago, we opened up Medium for anyone to write.  It was a new, well-lit place for an old idea: letting people share their stories …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Dell in talks for full or partial takeover of EMC  —  Dell Is in Talks to Strike Merger Deal With EMC, Sources Say  —  Unclear whether deal would be for part or all of EMC  —  Dell Inc. is in talks to strike a combination with EMC Corp., according to people familiar with the matter …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Dell refreshes XPS 13 and XPS 15, and debuts XPS 12 tablet hybrid  —  A sleek, premium line of PCs gets another member that's more laptop than tablet.  —  Dell launched some serious notebooks when it came out with the XPS line, and now the company continues to improve on already solid products.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Light debuts L16 camera, with 16 separate lens modules that can create a single 52 megapixel picture, preorder now for $1299, will ship summer 2016  —  This camera is actually 16 cameras in one  —  It's not often that you see something truly different when it comes to camera design these days.
Reuters:
Sources claim IP address belonging to Lyft CTO Chris Lambert used to access a security key later used in 2014 breach of Uber driver data  —  Exclusive: In lawsuit over hacking, Uber probes IP address assigned to Lyft exec - sources  —  Eight months after disclosing a major data breach …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys found guilty of hacking under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; US attorney's office may seek less than five year prison sentence in January  —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Found Guilty of Three Counts of Hacking  —  On Wednesday, a jury in Sacramento, California …
David Besbris / Official Google Blog:
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Street View Android app adds Google Cardboard support for photospheres  —  Latest Street View v2.0 Adds Google Cardboard Support To Use With All Of Those Awesome Photospheres  —  Google Street View launched as a true standalone app just last month, becoming something of a shared gallery for the world's most awesome locales.
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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 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook now lets advertisers send leads to Salesforce, Marketo, and other CRMs  —  Facebook has done quite a bit with its ads that do more than its traditional cousins.  Not only can marketers still direct users to their brand's website, but the social network offers other ad types based on the campaign's needs.

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