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October 22, 2015, 1:15 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram's New Standalone App Boomerang Captures 1-Second Video Loops  —  Instagram doesn't want its feed getting stale, but doesn't want to bloat its app with extra features either.  So today it's launching Boomerang on iOS and Android.  It's a dead-simple app where you shoot a one-second burst …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Major Windows 10 update set for early November release with UI changes, Messaging app, but no Edge extensions  —  Next big Windows 10 update will arrive in early November  —  Microsoft is currently putting the finishing touches on its next big Windows 10 update.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket to Help Startups Sell Shares  —  Nasdaq has agreed to buy SecondMarket Solutions to combine forces with the Nasdaq Private Market.  The group will facilitate the exchange of shares for private companies including DocuSign, Pinterest, Shazam and Tango.
Matt Leske / YouTube Blog:
YouTube introduces YouTube Red, which combines ad-free viewing and Google Play Music subscription  —  Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience  —  For years, YouTube's fans have been telling us they want more—more choice when watching their favorite content …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Susanne Daniels / YouTube Blog:
Bloomberg Business:
EU's Top Court Rules That Bitcoin Exchange Is Tax-Free  —  Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can be exchanged tax free, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.  —  The virtual currencies should be treated in the same way as traditional money, the Court of Justice said.
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Aaron Sorkin's movie isn't about the Steve Jobs I knew, and ignores the best part of Jobs' career  —  Mossberg: The Steve Jobs I Knew Isn't in This Movie  —  In 1941, the brilliant writer and director Orson Welles made a movie loosely based on a famous, powerful, contemporary American business figure …
Julia Carrie Wong / SFWeekly:
Airbnb apologizes for San Francisco ad campaign touting company's tax payments, will take them down after local uproar  —  Airbnb Apologizes For Passive Aggressive Ads on Muni Shelters (UPDATED)  —  Less than two weeks before San Franciscans could vote to severely restrict Airbnb …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Review: New Hope for Windows Hardware  —  Microsoft's first-ever laptop makes you wonder why the company didn't make one years ago  —  I want to tell you about a very exciting, cutting-edge piece of technology.  It's a computer with a screen and a keyboard that fits in your lap.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Interview with Twitter's new Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani on Twitter's issues, his involvement in operations, Jack Dorsey's focus, and more  —  Jack Dorsey's New Boss Finds Twitter Intimidating to Use  —  Jack Dorsey's biggest challenge returning as Twitter Inc.'s chief executive …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds Find My Friends app to iCloud on the web  —  Following a slew of updates for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS, Apple has also given its web portal iCloud.com some love too.  Last week, Apple took iWork for iCloud out of beta.  Today, Apple has added the Find My Friends web app to the site.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:

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