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October 14, 2016, 3:50 PM

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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google to launch new mobile-only search index within months, says it will eventually become primary index, but a separate desktop index will still be maintained  —  Google is going to create a separate mobile index within months, one that will be the main or “primary” index that the search engine uses to respond to queries.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Samsung expects to lose about $3B in operating profit from Q4 2016 through Q1 2017 due to Note7 recall  —  The cost of playing with fire  —  Samsung says the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation will cost it around $3 billion over the course of the next two fiscal quarters.
Financial Times:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Twitter bid: “In this case we've walked away. It wasn't the right fit for us”; Twitter shares down about 6% on news  —  CEO Benioff says messaging platform is not ‘right fit’ for his cloud company  —  The boss of Salesforce.com has ruled out his company …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook updates Instagram Windows 10 app to support PCs and tablets, requires touchscreen and rear-facing camera to upload photos and videos  —  Facebook today updated its Windows 10 app for Instagram to support PCs and tablets.  You can download the new version now from the Windows Store.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon Introduces PopData, 30 and 60 Minute All-You-Can-Stream 4G LTE Sessions at $2 or $3  —  Verizon took the wraps off a new pay-as-you-go data feature today called PopData that could be a decent option for those with small data buckets who need to access a bunch of data while on the go.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google News rolls out “fact check” tag for stories on web and mobile apps, starting in the US and UK  —  Launched today, fact check will now appear as a label among news search results alongside other labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Shazam launches in-app music video channels as it partners with video monetization firm Vadio  —  Shazam has come a long way since its beginnings as a service for identifying songs: in 2016, it has a number of features designed to persuade music fans to spend more time using its app.
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Palantir responds to Labor Department lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asians, says analysis agency conducted on 3 out of 44 open job titles is faulty  —  Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto-based data analytics company, has issued a response to a discrimination lawsuit recently filed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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