October 2, 2014, 12:25 AM

October 2, 2014

12:20 AM  •
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:  Yelp, TripAdvisor, others, launch “Focus on the User” campaign against Google search results

October 1, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Paul Graham:  Startups are very counterintuitive, and you can't always trust your instincts
10:45 PM  •
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:  ZenMate Scores $3.2M Series A For Its VPN-Style Private Browsing Service
9:50 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Dropbox for Android users can now export files to SD cards
9:05 PM  •
Jacob Siegal / BGR:  Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T's lead with new double data offers
8:20 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release
7:35 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  EMC names former Apple executive Zane Rowe CFO
7:00 PM  •
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:  U.S. judge rules in favor of Apple in LTE patent case against WiLan
6:25 PM  •
Thornton McEnery / Crain's New York Business:  New York City launches, a self-updating online hub for the city's tech ecosystem, powered by IBM and Gust
6:15 PM  •
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:  Like Amazon, Rackspace patched and rebooted servers to fix Xen hypervisor flaw this weekend
5:25 PM  •
Loek Essers / Computerworld:  Google removes news snippets for some German sites after publishers sought cut of ad revenue
4:50 PM  •
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:  At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans
4:25 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Box Said to Delay IPO Until 2015 Amid Market Volatility
4:20 PM  •
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:  Sources: Apple Pay to be included in iOS 8.1, scheduled to be released October 20
3:55 PM  •
Nicole Lee / Engadget:  ARM attempts to speed up ‘internet of things’ adoption with new platform
3:40 PM  •
Mark Scott / New York Times:  Rocket Internet prices IPO at top of range at €42.5 per share, valuing company at €6.7B, or roughly $8.4B
3:25 PM  •
David Harris / bizjournals:  Twitter to invest $10M in MIT social media research lab
3:10 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community
2:20 PM  •
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:  Your move, AWS and Microsoft: Google's cutting basic cloud compute prices 10 percent
1:55 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  StackEngine Emerges From Stealth, Adds Operational Layer To Docker
1:35 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Disney close to settling dispute with Amazon as its movie DVDs become available for preorder
1:15 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion
12:50 PM  •
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:  ‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook
12:25 PM  •
John Graham-Cumming / CloudFlare:  Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems
12:00 PM  •
Zac Bowden / WinBeta:  Microsoft launches the Windows Insider Program alongside Windows 10 preview (Download Now)
11:30 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students
10:55 AM  •
Parmy Olson / Forbes:  Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History
10:30 AM  •
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog:  Chinese iOS Trojan Targets Jailbroken iPhones Used by Hong Kong Protesters
10:05 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft launches Sway, a new Office application for creating elegant interactive presentations on the web, now available in preview
9:45 AM  •
Robert Sullivan / Vogue:  A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch
9:35 AM  •
Bloomberg:  Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year
9:30 AM  •
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:  AT&T, Cisco, HP, others, join The Linux Foundation to form open-source Network Function Virtualization consortium
8:25 AM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Microsoft Says Free Windows Has Helped Woo 50 New Phone and Tablet Makers
8:20 AM  •
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:  Popcorn Time app for streaming video torrents arrives in Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices
7:45 AM  •
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:  Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries
7:10 AM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet, may appeal more than the 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage
5:35 AM  •
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:  This Is The Motorola Nexus 6: A 5.9" QHD Display, 3200mAh+ Battery, Dual Front-Facing Speakers, And More
4:40 AM  •
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:  German regulator orders Google to limit how it combines user data from multiple services
1:55 AM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Comcast launches cloud DVR in San Francisco, lays foundation for a set-top box-free future
12:50 AM  •  Report details barriers to Internet adoption; Zuckerberg to keynote first Summit in New Delhi next week
12:20 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

September 30, 2014

11:30 PM  •
John Callaham / Android Central:  TiVo app for Android finally adds streaming video support
10:40 PM  •
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:  Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police
9:50 PM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer
9:05 PM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Google unveils Drive for Education with free, unlimited storage and ‘Classroom’ integration
8:20 PM  •
Nellie Bowles / Re/code:  Amid layoffs at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, Tony Hsieh hands off lead role to his lawyer
7:30 PM  •
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:  Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology
6:45 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group
6:10 PM  •
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:  PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because it partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader
5:45 PM  •
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:  Path Talk leverages TalkTo acquisition by letting users text businesses instead of calling
5:10 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview available Oct. 1 will work on x86 machines only; here's how to get it
4:45 PM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:  Hands on with Windows 10's resizable Start menu, Mission Control-like Task View, and app snapping
4:10 PM  •
Amir Efrati / The Information:  Twitter to unveil “Fabric” app development platform with tools for app sign in, ads, analytics
3:40 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise
3:40 PM  •
AnandTech:  iPhone 6 review: a significant step up from 5s in design, display, performance, camera, more
3:20 PM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Windows 10 addresses switching between touch and non-touch environments with Continuum
3:00 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking
2:40 PM  •
Microsoft Corporation:  Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts familiarity and consistency across devices, enterprise features, Start menu with incorporated tiles
2:30 PM  •
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:  General Catalyst Dedicates $10M for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech
2:05 PM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Google is closing Orkut, its first social network, today
1:40 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Reddit raises $50M round led by Y Combinator president Sam Altman, investors plan to allocate 10% of the round's equity to Reddit users
1:35 PM  •
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:  Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers [Update: Also Public Beta]
1:20 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Windows 10 aims to run universal apps on devices ranging from internet-of-things to servers; preview coming tomorrow, final release in late 2015
1:05 PM  •
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:  Mozilla's Matchstick, a $25 Chromecast-like device running Firefox OS, arrives in January 2015
12:55 PM  •
The Verge:  Live from Microsoft's Windows 10 event
12:50 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  Activist investor Carl Icahn praises “no brainer” PayPal spin off, says PayPal should consolidate the payments industry with acquisitions or a merger
12:25 PM  •
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:  Remind Raises $40 Million to Become Educators' Top Messaging App
12:00 PM  •
Brian MacDonald / The Official Microsoft Blog:  Microsoft rolls out new MSN website, rebrands and updates Bing apps as MSN apps for Windows
11:30 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Spotify officially arrives for everyone in Canada
10:55 AM  •
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:  Report: Game consoles most widely used video streaming devices in US
10:40 AM  •
Guardian:  Telstra plans 2 million public WiFi hotspots across Australia, trials begin in next few weeks
10:20 AM  •
Lance Whitney / CNET:  Waze now lets you add and edit places
9:35 AM  •
steve cheney:  On The Future of Apple and Google
9:00 AM  •
New York Times:  Netflix, Weinstein Co. to simultaneously release “Crouching Tiger” sequel on Netflix and IMAX
8:25 AM  •
Reuters:  News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 mln
7:35 AM  •
New York Times:  Senior Amex exec Daniel Schulman joins PayPal as president, will become CEO after split
7:30 AM  •
Lauren Goode / Re/code:  Intel's Basis Takes Second Stab at Health Watch, With Peak
7:20 AM  •
David Faber / CNBC:  John Donahoe to step down as CEO of eBay after eBay and PayPal split takes effect in 2015, replaced by Devin Wenig
7:15 AM  •
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:  Apple Defends The Irish Tax Arrangement That Allegedly Saved It Billions Since The '90s
7:10 AM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  What the eBay Split Means for PayPal
7:05 AM  •
eBay Inc:  eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015
4:35 AM  •
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:  EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deal Breached Rules
4:15 AM  •
Paul Carsten / Reuters:  China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns
4:10 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  UK launches “sharing economy” review, but don't expect deep examination of workers' rights
1:55 AM  •
Associated Press:  Another Card System Hack at Supervalu, Albertsons
1:40 AM  •
Apple:  iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17
1:00 AM  •
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:  iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad
12:05 AM  •
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:  Neustar, slated to lose federal number-portability contract to Telecordia, claims bid did not include sufficient security requirements

September 29, 2014

11:10 PM  •
Ben Sisario / New York Times:  Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case
10:05 PM  •
Giulio Minotti / Phonebloks Blog:  Project Ara to use modified Android L, allowing all but CPU, display modules to be hot-swapped
10:00 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool
9:05 PM  •
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:  Cisco adds 30 companies to Intercloud initiative, commits $1B to loan to buyers of its gear
7:40 PM  •
David Kravets / Ars Technica:  CEO of StealthGenie arrested on charges of designing spyware app for stalkers
7:35 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Bug in iOS 8's “Reset All Settings” appears to be erasing all iWork documents in iCloud Drive
7:00 PM  •
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:  Beats files lawsuit against Steve Lamar for claiming co-founder status
6:35 PM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  HP adds to its Windows Stream line, with laptops from $200, tablets from $100, available November
5:50 PM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases patch for Shellshock vulnerability for OS X Mavericks, Lion, and Mountain Lion
4:40 PM  •
Ben Sisario / New York Times:  eMusic will no longer offer songs from big labels, focusing only on indies starting Oct. 1
4:15 PM  •
Ryan Mac / Forbes:  Zalando Worth $6.8 Billion After Pricing IPO At More Than $27 A Share
3:40 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center
2:55 PM  •
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:  Chartbeat gets certified to measure attention, tries to move advertising away from clicks and pageviews
2:25 PM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  Tango's new Labs initiative launches Tango Music Pix, its first stand-alone app that lets you create photo and song slideshows
2:05 PM  •
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:  Apple poaches Visa's NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe
1:45 PM  •
Steve Dent / Engadget:  Jawbone's trackerless Up app syncs with Apple Health, other fitness services
1:30 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Adobe's Creative Cloud apps coming to Chromebooks, starting with an in-browser, beta version of Photoshop for US-based educational customers
1:15 PM  •
Sonja Cheung / Wall Street Journal:  Google Capital makes first China investment, co-leads $38M Series C in InnoLight, manufacturer of high-speed optical transceivers
1:05 PM  •
Stephen Konig / Google Chrome Blog:  Google and Adobe announce Creative Cloud for Chromebooks, will start with streaming version of Photoshop for US-based Adobe education customers
12:55 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  In Threshold, Microsoft will introduce new methods for building, testing, and updating Windows
12:45 PM  •
Tim Worstall / Forbes:  Despite several published reports, the European Commission is not fining or even accusing Apple of anything
12:35 PM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in 7 languages
12:25 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple developing iOS 8.1, 8.2, & 8.3 in shift for 2015 launches
12:15 PM  •
FireEye Blog:  FireEye observes significant amount of malicious traffic leveraging Shellshock bug in Bash, suspects this is a dry run before a potentially larger-scale attack
12:10 PM  •
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:  Google Beefs Up Mobile Ad Offerings For Brands With New Formats & Tools
11:55 AM  •
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:  HP Starts Shipping 64-bit ARM Servers
11:45 AM  •
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:  San Francisco-based personal finance service Credit Karma raises $75M at a valuation over $1B
11:35 AM  •
Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune:  Instagram founder Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart's board
11:25 AM  •
Gerry Shih / Reuters:  Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday
11:15 AM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform
11:05 AM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  It's official: Microsoft finally launches Xbox One in China
10:55 AM  •
New York Times:  Gray market for iPhones in China dries up, driving iPhone 6 price down from $1960 to $1060
10:50 AM  •
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:  Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion
10:40 AM  •
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:  Shellshock makes Heartbleed look insignificant
10:30 AM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite in late testing within Apple, could launch soon
10:20 AM  •
Brian Heater / Digital Trends:  Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop
10:05 AM  •
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare:  CloudFlare launches Universal SSL for free, doubling the number of encrypted websites to 4M
9:50 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Uber tries to get German cab drivers on board with UberTaxi launch
9:30 AM  •
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:  With Perspective From Both Sides of His Desk, F.C.C. Chairman Ponders Net Neutrality
8:45 AM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next
8:10 AM  •
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia:  Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests
7:10 AM  •
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:  Microsoft to open flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan sometime in 2015
5:15 AM  •
AppleInsider:  European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland
4:10 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren't Facebook
1:50 AM  •
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:  Samsung Gear VR hands-on: a solid virtual reality experience, but lack of lateral head tracking noticeable

September 28, 2014

11:45 PM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with database and Java available as a service
10:15 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking
9:40 PM  •
Erika Adams / Racked National:  How case makers prepare for iPhone launches, often risking thousands on unconfirmed specs
8:05 PM  •
Economist:  Schmidt's “How Google Works” encourages managers to think big, fail fast, rely on data, but these principles may not apply to the average company
6:45 PM  •
Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters:  Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests
6:30 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Android Auto developer docs show off more UI, detail 3rd-party apps
5:25 PM  •
Michael Crider / Android Police:  AT&T Promotion Doubles Some Mobile Share Value Data Plans (From 30GB Up To 100GB) From Now Until October 31st
4:20 PM  •
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:  Japan's SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.4B
4:00 PM  •
Nathan Grayson / Kotaku:  Sony to shut down Playstation Home virtual social hub in March 2015, after six years
2:20 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Oracle to announce it will offer its database and Java in the cloud, taking on Microsoft Azure
1:30 PM  •
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:  The history of the “right to be forgotten”, and a look inside Google's removal process
12:00 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever
10:30 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Microsoft resurrects WinHEC conference after six years, to focus on PC, smartphone and tablet hardware
9:20 AM  •
Reuters:  Alibaba pays $459 million for stake in Chinese hotel tech company
8:15 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  RIAA: revenues from music streaming services have replaced those lost from online sales
1:55 AM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  As Roku grows, it's moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels

September 27, 2014

9:30 PM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Ello plans to charge for features, like a one-time fee of $2 to manage two different accounts
7:25 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Forget AOL — Activist Attack on Yahoo Is All About Forking Over Alibaba Cash
5:20 PM  •
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:  Experts: Shellshock is just partially patched, underlying problem with Bash remains unsolved
3:15 PM  •
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:  US State Department fights ISIS social media propaganda with accounts like @ThinkAgain_DOS
8:10 AM  •
Consumer Reports Online:  Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed
1:55 AM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  iOS 8's MAC address randomization feature, intended to prevent location tracking, requires cellular data, location services off
12:05 AM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Secret launches Ping, an app that sends content notifications, says no ties to Secret app

September 26, 2014

10:10 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  SK Telecom Agrees to Acquire Shopkick
9:50 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  HotelTonight launches 7-day advance booking, adds weather forecast, theme browsing features
9:40 PM  •
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:  The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close
7:15 PM  •
Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:  Uber driver charged in San Francisco after allegedly hitting passenger in the head with a hammer
6:50 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Amazon Fresh grocery delivery business launching in New York City as early as October
5:40 PM  •
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:  New “Shellshock” GNU bash patch issued, addressing vulnerabilities discovered in first fix
5:05 PM  •
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:  Comcast appoints VP to fix customer experience, admits it may take years to improve reputation
4:40 PM  •
Francesco Guarascio / Reuters:  European aviation agency gives the go-ahead for airlines to permit use of 3G, 4G networks on devices above 3,000 meters
4:05 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: great design comes with a premium price, poor software and disappointing display
3:40 PM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Vine for Android gets advanced editing tools and the option to import videos
3:15 PM  •
Alex Konrad / Forbes:  Jawbone has closed on $147M of the $270M it set to raise in February at a $3.3B valuation
2:45 PM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  Amazon's deal to acquire Twitch for $970M is now complete
2:30 PM  •
Reuters:  Uber ban upheld by courts in Berlin and Hamburg
1:50 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apps with HealthKit integration start appearing in App Store following iOS 8.0.2 fixes
1:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Pinterest To Launch New Ad Targeting And Conversion Tracking Features
1:10 PM  •
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:  Google now requires Android device makers like Samsung to pre-install and prominently display up to 20 Google apps
12:45 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Yahoo plans to close Yahoo Education, Qwiki and Directory next quarter
12:25 PM  •
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:  Activist investor Starboard buys stake in Yahoo, urges Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to merge with AOL
11:55 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Thom Yorke releases album via a BitTorrent Bundle in test of paid torrents, free single, $6 album
10:55 AM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Slack acquires two-person bootstrapped startup Spaces, for collaborative document editing, has 60K paid users
8:55 AM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  BlackBerry CEO: 200,000 Passports ordered since launch
7:30 AM  •
CNBC:  BlackBerry reports smaller than expected loss of $207M in Q2, revenue fell to $916M from $1.57B a year ago
4:30 AM  •
The Moscow Times:  Russia Asks Facebook, Google, Twitter to Comply With Law on Data Storage

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