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October 14, 2015, 7:15 PM

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TechCrunch:
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.
TechCrunch:
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.
FiveThirtyEight:
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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