October 7, 2015, 6:10 AM

October 7, 2015

5:20 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  Researchers detail how to use drones, phones, and apps to intercept documents sent to WiFi printers in secure offices
2:15 AM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  How the Surface Book compares to the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Surface Pro
1:10 AM  •
Postmates Blog:  Postmates launches 15-minute-or-less food delivery service Pop at $1.99 per delivery, available only for lunch and in San Francisco's SoMa for now
12:35 AM  •
BBC:  Samsung third quarter profit forecast up nearly 80%
12:25 AM  •
Re/code:  Sources: Pandora close to buying ticketing agency TicketFly for $450M in cash and stock
12:15 AM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Synaptics announces ClearForce pressure-sensitive screen technology, expects force-enabled smartphones to ship early 2016
12:10 AM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:  Google Creative Lab launches Meter, a live wallpaper that shows battery, WiFi, and notification info

October 6, 2015

11:55 PM  •
ProPublica:  Verizon merges its cellphone tracking supercookies with AOL's ad network, will be able to match users' online habits with personal details
11:05 PM  •
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:  Office 2016's marquee collaboration features are buggy and more limited than those of Google Docs and others, making the $150 price tough to justify
9:50 PM  •
Peter Schulz / The Information:  Study: among 71 top VC firms, 92% of individuals on senior investment teams are male, 78% are white, 1.3% are Hispanic, and less than 1% are black
8:45 PM  •
New York Times:  New York Attorney General opens inquiry into fantasy sports sites, asks DraftKings and FanDuel for internal data and details on how they prevent fraud
8:20 PM  •
Brad Linder / Liliputing:  Google rolling out in-app translation for Android 6.0 Marshmallow users this week, available in 90 languages for apps like TripAdvisor, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn
7:45 PM  •
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:  Wireless chip maker Skyworks to buy networking chip provider PMC-Sierra in $2B all cash deal
7:10 PM  •
Sam Byford / The Verge:  Sony to spin off image sensor business into its own company, Sony Semiconductor Solutions
6:35 PM  •
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:  Surface Pro 4 hands-on: brighter and crisper display, 40% larger glass-surface trackpad, improved Pen with nibs of different textures for sale
6:00 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  AT&T Receives FCC Waiver Needed for Wi-Fi Calling, No Launch Date Yet
5:08 PM  •
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:  Adobe CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger leaves to become Starbucks' first CTO
4:20 PM  •
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:  Microsoft's new Display Dock connects a Windows 10 mobile to a monitor, creating a PC-like experience that runs universal apps, price & availability undisclosed
3:40 PM  •
James Risley / GeekWire:  Facebook's Doodle lets users draw on photos, adding new feature to built-in photo editor
3:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million
2:25 PM  •
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:  LinkedIn Groups gets a redesign and a standalone iOS app
2:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Apple approves an app, Been Choice, that blocks ads in native apps through its VPN content-removal service, offers rewards to users that share behavioral data
2:00 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple planning to launch new 4K 21.5-inch iMac next week, iPad Pro in early November
1:50 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google Domains registry adds 90 TLDs, now lets you transfer domains, set custom emails
1:35 PM  •
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:  Silicon Valley companies make side agreements with EU to continue transferring data to US, build data centers in Europe to enable long-term compliance
1:25 PM  •
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:  Verizon will add support for Samsung Pay, updating the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+
1:10 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Surface Book hands-on: terrific trackpad, lightweight as a tablet; the solid hinge makes this feel like a laptop despite detachable screen
1:05 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Atlassian Splits Its JIRA Project Tracking Service Into 3 Standalone Offerings To Better Serve Non-Technical Teams
12:55 PM  •
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews:  Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program ensures 4K support, prevents counterfeiting
12:35 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  Code42, known for making enterprise backup tools, has raised $85M Series B
12:20 PM  •
Julia Greenberg / Wired:  Reddit launches Upvoted, a standalone news site free of comments and voting; editorial team will curate and elaborate on content from Reddit
12:00 PM  •
Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:  Microsoft unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Band 2, and HoloLens Development Edition
11:38 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Microsoft unveils Surface Book, its first-ever laptop, with 13.5" removable touchscreen, 12-hour battery, pre-orders start today from $1499, shipping Oct. 26
11:20 AM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with 12.3" display, Skylake processor, new Surface Pen, fingerprint reader; pre-orders start today from $899, ships Oct. 26
11:00 AM  •
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:  New Microsoft Band to debut Oct. 30 at $249 with curved screen and Cortana integration
10:55 AM  •
Natt Garun / The Next Web:  Microsoft unveils the 5.2″ Lumia 950 and 5.7″ 950 XL with 20MP camera including OIS, 3 GB of RAM, and USB-C, starting at $549
10:35 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: Coming Q1 2016 for $3,000
10:30 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Microsoft Says 110M Devices Run Windows 10, Universal Apps Coming From Facebook And Instagram
9:55 AM  •
The Verge:  Live from Microsoft's 2015 hardware event
9:50 AM  •
Microsoft:  Livestream of Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event from New York City
9:10 AM  •
Chris Marra / Facebook:  Facebook optimizes loading News Feed depending on your connection speed, by preloading, prioritizing, and showing older stories on slow speeds
9:05 AM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Twitter launches Moments, formerly Project Lightning, its event-based curation of tweets, videos, and images, on iOS, Android, and desktop web
8:30 AM  •
Jessi Hempel / Wired:  Behind Steve Huffman's return to Reddit as CEO following the moderator revolt and Ellen Pao's departure
7:15 AM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  HP unveils OpenSwitch, a Linux-based open source network operating system, and a developer community
4:40 AM  •
Mark Scott / New York Times:  EU strikes down agreement that allowed companies to move people's data between EU and US; soon it could be harder for tech firms to mine data of EU users
4:10 AM  •
Business Insider:  Europe's highest court rejects the “safe harbor” agreement used by American tech companies
3:50 AM  •
Lauren Goode / The Verge:  Roku 4 with faster quad-core processor supports 4K video, lets you follow favorite shows, available for pre-order now, will ship in October for $129
2:35 AM  •
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:  YouTube iOS App Updated With New Design, In-App Editing Tools

October 5, 2015

10:30 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple announces issue affecting app slicing has been resolved in iOS 9.0.2, makes WWDC video content searchable by keyword
9:15 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  IBM Acquires Cleversafe To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy
8:10 PM  •
Chris Grove / Legal Sports Report:  Why The Industry's Reaction To The DraftKings Leak Is A Clarion Call For Immediate Regulation Of Daily Fantasy Sports
8:05 PM  •
New York Times:  DraftKings and FanDuel temporarily ban employees from playing on rival sites after accusations about betting on other sites using inside information
7:25 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Apple says it has acquired Perceptio, a startup developing AI tech for smartphones
6:40 PM  •
Dave Mark / The Loop:  Apple says YiSpecter iOS malware only affects users who downloaded apps from untrusted sources; issue is fixed since iOS 8.4
6:35 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Big questions for Square now: How will the IPO be affected, who's really running the company, and why doesn't Jack give up the CEO role?
5:15 PM  •
Jeffrey Wu / Focus Taiwan:  HTC posts smaller than expected Q3 loss of $138M on $655M in revenues
4:25 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Sony and Verizon cancel launch of Xperia Z4v smartphone
3:55 PM  •
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:  Russia tells Google to remove app bundling requirements in Android OEM contracts by Nov. 18
3:20 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Sources: Google takes stake in Symphony, valuing messaging startup at $650M
2:50 PM  •
Michael Yamartino / Pinterest for Business:  Pinterest brings Buyable Pins to Bigcommerce, Magento, and IBM Commerce, turns on the feature for more merchants on Shopify and Demandware
2:30 PM  •
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:  Winklevoss twins' Gemini bitcoin exchange gets NY regulator approval, starts trading Oct. 8
1:50 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Android 6.0 review: useful home screen features, permissions system works well, SD cards now as good as internal storage, but apps can opt-out of power saving
1:45 PM  •
Brian Rakowski / Official Android Blog:  Google rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player
12:40 PM  •
Ev Williams / Medium:  Jack Dorsey's ability as a leader and thinker as interim CEO demonstrated that he was the best choice for permanent CEO
12:30 PM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:  Google releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Player
12:10 PM  •
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:  Livestreaming social network YouNow raises $15M more, in a round led by Venrock and Oren Zeev, with Comcast Ventures participating
11:35 AM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Philips officially unveils Bridge 2.0, bringing Siri-powered HomeKit to existing Hue bulbs and lamps
11:00 AM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  LinkedIn agrees to $13M settlement in class action suit for spamming users' email contacts, will now warn members that it will send messages on their behalf
10:25 AM  •
Tim Stenovec / Tech Insider:  Behind Bing Predicts, a statistical modeling tool that uses machine learning and big data from the web to forecast elections, sporting event results, and more
9:50 AM  •
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:  Wishbone, a polling app for teen girls, says it has 3.1M MAUs just 4 months after launching
9:05 AM  •
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:  Adobe unveils new mobile apps Fix & Capture, UX prototyping tool Comet, Photoshop updates, more
8:05 AM  •
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:  Jack Dorsey named permanent Twitter CEO, will remain as Square CEO; Adam Bain promoted to COO; Dick Costolo steps down from board; stock closes up 7%
7:35 AM  •
James Titcomb / Telegraph:  Facebook partners with French satellite operator Eutelsat to beam internet to Africa from space, starting in second half of 2016
6:40 AM  •
Roger D. Hodge / New Republic:  How some Zappos employees, now without a formal process for budgeting and raises, are struggling to adapt to Holacracy's lack of structure
3:35 AM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Tweets during shows, Snapchat's Live Stories, and other social tools are ushering in new communal viewing moments, and may transform TV business
12:30 AM  •
Cory Weinberg / bizjournals:  Sources: Twitter backs out from 100K square foot expansion into 1455 Market St., site of Square and Uber HQs, potentially due to hiring slowdown
12:10 AM  •
Xiomara Blanco / CNET:  Amazon Fire review: flimsy build, slow performance, but good for $50 price if you're a Prime member

October 4, 2015

9:35 PM  •
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:  Tim Cook: Apple will give developers access to Apple TV universal search with upcoming API
7:25 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Amazon to target non-technical users with AWS data analytics service which features a faster method for moving data to AWS
7:25 PM  •
Steven Levy / Backchannel:  How Steve Jobs used Carly Fiorina's HP iPod deal to preinstall iTunes on millions of PCs and prevent HP from creating its own iPod competitor
4:50 PM  •
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:  Huawei Watch review: beautiful design, good battery life, but constrained by Android Wear's limitations
1:45 PM  •
John Markoff / New York Times:  IBM scientists create tiny carbon nanotube transistors that could potentially replace silicon transistors in future computer processors
11:10 AM  •
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:  The FAA Has Missed Its Congressionally Mandated Deadline to Regulate Drones
8:05 AM  •
James Crabtree / Financial Times:  Didi Kuaidi buys stake in Indian ride-hailing group Ola
5:00 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  GitHub Launches Support For U2F Security Keys
1:55 AM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ reviewed: best Android phablets on the market with incredible displays, fast and efficient SoC, significantly improved TouchWiz

October 3, 2015

11:05 PM  •
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:  Autonomous vehicles are safer, more efficient, utterly inevitable, and truly transformative
8:15 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  What to expect from Microsoft's October 6 Press event: Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2, Windows 10 and Xbox news
5:25 PM  •
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:  Behind Evernote's decline: lack of focus hampered growth, products failed to convert free users
2:50 PM  •
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:  Published academic research shows Google's robotics group is making strides; source says group will become a separate division under Alphabet
11:55 AM  •
Jeff / iFixit:  New gaskets and seals make iPhone 6s and 6s Plus less prone to liquid damage than predecessors
9:00 AM  •
Alexander J Martin / The Register:  US court sentences Russian hacker to four and a half years for operating a Citadel botnet of 7K computers to steal banking information
5:25 AM  •
Ben R. / PhoneArena:  Sony further clarifies why Xperia Z5 Premium mostly runs at 1080p despite 4K display
1:50 AM  •
Tim Carmody / The Verge:  A look at multiple motivations behind Amazon's move to stop selling Apple TV, Nexus Player, and Chromecast devices
12:25 AM  •
Mike Dano / FierceWireless:  AT&T testing wireless broadband network tech to serve rural areas at speeds of 15-25 Mbps

October 2, 2015

11:00 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Cortana won't be available on the Xbox One until next year
9:35 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Becomes Alphabet's ‘Do the Right Thing’
8:25 PM  •
Derek Walter / Greenbot:  Motorola to drop Moto Assist, Migrate, and Connect in transition to Marshmallow
6:35 PM  •
Jun Hongo / Wall Street Journal:  Japan officials and Robot Taxi say a pilot program for unmanned taxi service will launch with a small group of riders in 2016
5:00 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft acquires game-technology vendor Havok, known for its physics engine, from Intel for an undisclosed sum
4:15 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Sprint to cut about $2.5B in costs over next six months, CFO says cuts are critical for network growth
3:13 PM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Retail brokerage firm Scottrade says breach from late 2013 to early 2014 compromised up to 4.6M customers' contact information, including SSNs
2:58 PM  •
Jai Vijayan / darkREADING:  Researchers find curious Linux.WiFatch malware on tens of thousands of routers and IoT devices that appears to be securing infected systems
2:29 PM  •
Financial Times:  Apple buys UK-based speech technology start-up VocalIQ
1:40 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Experts warned Patreon of major website flaw 5 days before breach: a development error also committed on thousands of other sites allows remote code execution
1:20 PM  •
Mark Bergen / Re/code:  Google Inc. formally became a subsidiary of Alphabet at the close of US markets on Friday
12:55 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  AT&T delays WiFi calling on iPhone pending FCC waiver, says Sprint and T-Mobile offered the feature, ignoring FCC's rules regarding deaf, hard-of-hearing users
12:35 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  East Texas judge shuts down 168 patent cases filed by most prolific patent troll of 2014, eDekka
12:10 PM  •
Re/code:  How Jack Dorsey evolved as a leader at Square, preparing him to save Twitter
11:35 AM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Tumblr now allows users to hide their blogs from the web, making them accessible only via dashboard and native mobile apps
6:55 AM  •
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:  Adblock extension for Chrome and Safari sold to unidentified buyer, joins Adblock Plus' Acceptable Ads program
6:10 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  ASUS signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft, will pre-install Office suite on its Android devices
12:05 AM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Hackers breach crowdfunding site Patreon, dump nearly 15 GB of stolen data online including site's source code, user email addresses, and hashed password data

October 1, 2015

11:15 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Alphabet using Nest, with its own infrastructure, recruiters, marketing, and legal teams, as a model for its other projects to maintain efficiency of startups
10:20 PM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  Lithium Technologies shuts down Klout Perks, but will honor remaining commitments
9:25 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Android TV gets new apps from Showtime, HBO, CBS, WWE, UFC, and Disney
8:30 PM  •
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:  Tests of top 50 news sites with three ad-blockers on iPhone show significant decrease in load times for many sites, modest increase in battery life
7:35 PM  •
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / SV Business Journal:  Sources: Apple to lease planned curvaceous 777K-square-foot office project at Central and Wolfe in Sunnyvale
7:05 PM  •
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:  LG V10 hands-on: solid build quality, second screen proves to be useful but awkwardly placed
6:35 PM  •
Robin Wauters /  My advice for startups: don't attend Web Summit, which relies on deceptive sales and marketing practices
5:25 PM  •
Reem Nasr / CNBC:  Experian reports data breach affecting personal information including social security numbers of about 15M T-Mobile customers
5:20 PM  •
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:  Rhapsody rolling out Kids section in its apps with design, content, and features aimed at children
4:30 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App
3:50 PM  •
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:  Sources: Snapchat to sell “sponsored lenses” for selfies which will cost advertisers up to $750K for peak days like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Black Friday
3:30 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon adds 11 partners, including Samsung, GE, and August, to its Dash Replenishment Service, which lets connected devices automatically reorder supplies
3:05 PM  •
David Welch / Bloomberg Business:  GM Tests Car-Sharing in Manhattan, Taking Aim at Zipcar and Uber
2:40 PM  •
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:  A growing number of new media companies like Vice Media, BuzzFeed, and Vox Media are avoiding automated ad sales from third-party firms
1:50 PM  •
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:  Amazon to stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast Oct. 29 as devices don't allow for Amazon Prime video streaming; Roku, Xbox, PlayStation sales continue
1:15 PM  •
Laura Colby / Bloomberg Business:  News Corp sells Amplify digital education unit to management team after letting 40% of its workforce go
12:30 PM  •
Sam Byford / The Verge:  Tweetbot 4.0 released as a new universal iOS app, adding activity tab and fully redesigned iPad version for launch price of $4.99
12:15 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Verizon's new mobile video service go90 launches with 8K titles and 35+ original series, available now on iOS and Android
11:35 AM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:  New Stagefright Bugs Leave More Than 1 Billion Android Users Vulnerable
11:00 AM  •
Mark Scott / New York Times:  Mike Lynch, Founder of Autonomy, Sues Hewlett-Packard for $150 Million
10:55 AM  •
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:  Peeple, a Yelp-like app that lets you rate other people with no opt out, faces backlash before potential November release
10:20 AM  •
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:  Microsoft's real-time language translator coming to Skype as baked-in feature on Windows PCs
9:45 AM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Sources: Synaptics rejected bid from state-backed Chinese investor that valued it at almost $4B
9:10 AM  •
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:  Nest is releasing its Weave communication protocol for other connected devices to use
8:50 AM  •
Mark Bergen / Re/code:  Google Ads SVP Sridhar Ramaswamy: we need to deal with ad blocking as an industry by defining what an acceptable ad is and improving the user experience
7:45 AM  •
Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist:  American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers
3:40 AM  •
Lauren Hockenson / The Next Web:  Tinder rolls out Super Like globally; tests show users are 3x more likely to find a match, and conversations last 70% longer when the feature is used
12:05 AM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Logitech announces Logi Circle connected camera for the home, with Wi-Fi, streaming video, pre-order today for $200

September 30, 2015

11:15 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Task management startup Asana rolls out major redesign for web and mobile and Track Anything, a new spreadsheet-like tool
10:50 PM  •
Steven Musil / CNET:  LG reveals Watch Urbane with LTE, the first Android Wear device with cellular capability, and V10 smartphone with secondary display, dual front-facing cameras
9:50 PM  •
Office Blogs:  Outlook on the web begins rolling out support for email likes and contact @mentions
8:45 PM  •
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:  Interview with Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams on new media investors and firm's intent to work with publishers
7:40 PM  •
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:  Jamaican-based wireless operator Digicel will soon block ads except on some popular local news sites, saying firms like Google, Facebook should pay to serve ads
6:55 PM  •
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:  French trial against two Uber execs on six charges including deceptive practices and illicit data storage delayed until February
6:10 PM  •
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:  Unit of Chinese state-controlled Tsinghua University agrees to buy 15% of Western Digital for $3.8B, Western Digital shares up 15% on the news
5:25 PM  •
Mark Bergen / Re/code:  Google to host event next Wednesday in New York, likely to unveil its open-source project similar to Instant Articles
4:50 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Google, Microsoft drop about 20 lawsuits in the US and Germany, resolving global patent fight over phones and Xbox
4:35 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Google: advertisers will pay only for 100% viewable Google Display Network ads, starting in next few months
3:40 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Coding school General Assembly raises $70M Series D led by Advance Publications, owner of Condé Nast
3:15 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon introduces Merch by Amazon, a self-service tool for creating and selling branded t-shirts, aimed at app developers
2:45 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google acquires Jibe Mobile to help implement the RCS carrier messaging standard in Android
2:15 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases OS X El Capitan, featuring full-screen Split View, new Notes, revamped Spotlight Search, Safari 9 and more
2:00 PM  •
Re/code:  Sources: Jack Dorsey to be named permanent Twitter CEO, continue at Square, as soon as Thursday after board settles status of Adam Bain and Anthony Noto
1:15 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Facebook redesigns mobile profiles, adds temporary profile pictures, and tests looping video profile pictures
1:05 PM  •
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:  Independent board to determine which ads are “acceptable” for Adblock Plus whitelist in first half of 2016
12:25 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Drop-dead simple exploit completely bypasses Mac's malware Gatekeeper
12:00 PM  •
Jon Fingas / Engadget:  GeForce Now puts PC games on your NVIDIA device for $8 per month
11:30 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft updates OneDrive for Business with new sync client, updated Android and iOS mobile apps
10:55 AM  •
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:  IHS estimates iPhone 6s Plus costs about $236 to build, one-third its $749 retail price
10:45 AM  •
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:  Samsung's Gear S2 launches on October 2 in the U.S. starting at $299
10:40 AM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  XOR botnet infecting Linux computers launches 150 Gbps DDoS attacks on up to 20 targets per day
10:25 AM  •
John Mueller / Google Webmaster Central Blog:  Google modifies First Click Free policy, lowers access from five to three free articles per day from Google Search and Google News
10:10 AM  •
David Porter / The Official Microsoft Blog:  Microsoft flagship stores in New York City and Sydney to open on October 26 and November 12 respectively
9:15 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Twitter Expands ‘Buy’ Buttons To Bigcommerce, Demandware, Shopify... And Best Buy
9:10 AM  •
Natt Garun / The Next Web:  Foursquare now lets you make OpenTable reservations without leaving the app
8:20 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Adyen Adds New Funding From Iconiq, Values Dutch Payment Group At $2.3B
4:35 AM  •
Kevin Fitchard / OpenSignal Blog:  New Qualcomm chips inside Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P support 300 Mbps LTE-Advanced networks
3:50 AM  •
Nick Statt / The Verge:  Chromecast is Google's hugely successful Trojan Horse into your home
3:15 AM  •
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:  IAB is forming Ad Blocking Working Group and plans to distribute code that detects ad blockers
1:40 AM  •
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:  Behind the evolution of Nexus hardware and why Google chose to roll out two Nexus handsets
1:05 AM  •
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:  TiVo Bolt review: great $300 solution for cable subscribers, but ad skip only works for recorded shows on select channels
12:30 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  TiVo unveils 4K-ready BOLT DVR with ad skipping and speed watching, available this week from $300, with $15/month subscription waived for first year
12:30 AM  •
Martim Lobao / Android Police:  New Nexus cameras include support for slow-motion video, improved HDR, Smart Burst only on 6P

September 29, 2015

11:30 PM  •
Joseph Ditzler / Bend Bulletin:  Apple buys additional 200 acres adjacent to existing Prineville data center in Crook County, Oregon for $3.6M
10:35 PM  •
Cromwell Schubarth / bizjournals:  SyFy pulls startup reality TV series Bazillion Dollar Club starring Dave McClure and Brady Forrest after first episode
9:20 PM  •
Apple:  Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available in China, music free for three months then 10 RMB/month, movies start at 5 RMB, iBooks from 0.5 RMB
9:10 PM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Netflix and Virgin America to offer free in-flight WiFi for movies and shows on select flights through March 2, 2016
8:25 PM  •
Margaret Rhodes / Wired:  Airbnb acquires sensor-centric, high-end Russian design company Lapka
7:35 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  GE says its Predix industrial-IoT platform is on pace to generate $6B in revenue this year
6:50 PM  •
Jon Swartz / USA Today:  Tim Cook says Apple's enterprise revenue reached $25B in 12 months ending June, about 14% of company revenue
6:25 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google Maps companion app for Apple Watch released, doesn't include map, only a directional arrow for guidance
6:10 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  Pixel C Android tablet hands-on: powerful performance, 10.2" screen, and the detachable keyboard is solid with adjustable hinge, but the package is pricey
5:25 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  YouTube announces Shopping ads, which overlay the video player, with testing this fall
5:05 PM  •
Sam Altman / Y Combinator Posthaven:  Y Combinator makes Hacker News an autonomous unit within YC to give it full editorial independence, tests “vouching”, a new community moderation feature
4:58 PM  •
Dan Primack / Fortune:  Consumer loans marketplace Avant raises $325M in new equity funding, led by General Atlantic with J.P. Morgan investing, at a valuation of about $2B
4:50 PM  •
Chris O'Neill / Evernote Blog:  New Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill lets 47 people go, closes three offices, aims for “smaller, more focused team”
4:20 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  New Azure Container Service to bring together Mesos, Docker and Azure cloud
4:00 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Box announces Box Platform with new services, a 3D document viewer, a camera-syncing photo app Capture, and more
3:25 PM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  HTC to announce new smartphone on October 20th
3:05 PM  •
Lucian Constantin /  Two serious flaws found in TrueCrypt by James Forshaw, a member of Google's Project Zero team
2:50 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Comcast launches web video service Watchable with 30 partners including Vice, Vox, and Buzzfeed
2:35 PM  •
Michael Crider / Android Police:  Chromecast App Update Will Add Content Discovery, Multiple Device Control, And Comprehensive Video Search
2:20 PM  •
Lauren Goode / The Verge:  Hands-on with Google's new Nexus 6P: premium build quality, impressive 12.3-megapixel camera
2:15 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Google Photos updates with Chromecast support, shared albums, and ability to tag people by name
2:00 PM  •
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:  Google announces Chromecast support coming to Spotify, Showtime, SlingTV, NBA, more
1:40 PM  •
Hiroshi Lockheimer / Official Google Blog:  Google announces Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, updates to Google Play Music and Google Photos
1:30 PM  •
Re/code:  Sources: Twitter building new product to let users share tweets longer than 140 characters
1:30 PM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:  Google confirms $499+ Pixel C tablet with $149 detachable keyboard, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1:22 PM  •
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:  Google announces Chromecast Audio, Chromecast 2 with apps for Netflix, Sling TV and Google Photos, both available today for $35 in 17 countries
12:55 PM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  Google Introduces Google Play Music Family Plan, $14.99 For Up To 6 People
12:50 PM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Nexus Protect covers mechanical breakdown and accidental damage for two years, costs $69 for Nexus 5X, $89 for Nexus 6P
12:40 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google's Android Marshmallow Will Officially Launch Next Week
12:33 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Google announces 5.2" LG Nexus 5X with 1.55 micron camera sensor, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, available for pre-order today starting at $379
12:23 PM  •
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:  Google announces 5.7" Huawei Nexus 6P with all metal body, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 810, available for pre-order today starting at $499
12:15 PM  •
James Vincent / The Verge:  Android is now used by 1.4 billion people
11:55 AM  •
The Verge:  Google Nexus event keynote liveblog
11:50 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  OS X 10.11 El Capitan review: Apple focuses on refinements with under-the-hood improvements, tweaks to apps and Spotlight, and new Split View multitasking mode
11:31 AM  •
TechCrunch:  Amazon Launches Flex To Rival Postmates In On-Demand, Crowdsourced Delivery
11:10 AM  •
Michael Rundle /  Apple's new privacy site explains exactly how it uses your data
7:20 AM  •
Kenneth Wong / Bloomberg Business:  Axel Springer Buys 88% of Business Insider for $343 Million
6:55 AM  •
Gulveen Aulakh / The Economic Times:  Sources: Indian mobile wallet firm Paytm gets $680M from Alibaba and Ant Financial

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