October 14, 2015, 7:15 PM

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Square files publicly for an IPO on $560.6M revenue and $77.6M loss for first half of 2015, seeks listing on NYSE under symbol SQ  —  Square Files For IPO On $560.6M In Half Year Revenue, Slim $77.6M Loss  —  As expected, Square has filed to go public.  The financial transactions shop reported …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter appoints former Google chief business officer Omid Kordestani as executive chairman  —  Omid Kordestani Leaves Google, Joins Twitter As Its Executive Chairman  —  Yet more changes afoot for Twitter as the social network continues its big turnaround effort.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Netflix Q3: $1.74B in revenue, $74M in profit, down from $110M for same period last year, company adds 3.62M new subscribers globally  —  Netflix stumbles on profit, but subscriber base swells to nearly 70 million  —  Netflix is one of the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 right now …
Praveen Maloo / Office Blogs:
Skype for Business iOS app comes out of preview, Android public release later this year  —  Skype for Business iOS app now available  —  It's never been more important to be able to get work done and collaborate with others from anywhere—be it participating in an important meeting …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
AT&T to launch NumberSync, a service that lets multiple devices share one phone number, removing friction from owning multiple devices with cellular  —  AT&T Readies Technology to Let Multiple Devices Share One Phone Number  —  AT&T is nearly ready to launch a feature that will allow …
Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code:
Uber launches on-demand delivery service UberRush, goes live in Chicago and San Francisco  —  Uber Expands Its Same-Day Delivery Service: 'It's No Longer an Experiment'  —  Local delivery is one of the most crowded spaces in tech right now, and ride-hailing giant Uber wants a piece of it.
Sources: Background checking startup Checkr raising $30M+ Series B led by Y Combinator at valuation of over $250M  —  Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing  —  As on-demand businesses like Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too do the B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem.
Study finds Uber displacing cabs in Manhattan, supplementing them in outer boroughs, not increasing city congestion  —  Uber Is Taking Millions Of Manhattan Rides Away From Taxis  —  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took aim at Uber this summer, trying (and failing) …

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