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October 16, 2013, 1:30 AM

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Square Cash lets anyone with a debit card send money instantly over email  —  What if sending money was as simple as sending an email?  —  That's the premise of Square Cash, launching today for all debit card users in the US, using any email service.  To use Square Cash …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Square Cash is the quickest, simplest way to send money from your debit card to anyone else's  —  The Money Is in the Email  —  While you can buy a $500 iPad at Amazon.com with a single click, sending even small amounts of cash to a friend or relative is still often a tedious and slow task.
More: Cult of MacTweets: @waltmossberg and @jack
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Twitter headed to New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘TWTR’  —  Summary: The move to the NYSE is quite the contrast to Facebook's tumultuous public launch on the Nasdaq.  —  Twitter has filled in another blank as it goes through the legal process to become a publicly traded company.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook talks hiring of Angela Ahrendts as Retail chief, says she is ‘best person in the world for this role’  —  Last night, Apple announced that it had finally found a new Head of Retail: Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts.  Ahrendts has been CEO of the fashion retailer for several years …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Dave Morin Laid Off 20 Percent of Path Employees Today  —  Dave Morin's social networking app Path laid off 13 employees today, which represents 20 percent of the company's staff.  A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs, saying, “We're working to realign the company to support continued innovation and Path 4.0.”
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google Fiber now explicitly permits home servers  —  Google Fiber's terms of service caused some controversy in July when Google found itself defending the legality of a ban on servers.  After a complaint, Google told the Federal Communications Commission that its clause stating that …
More: eWeek, The Register and DSLreportsTweets: @billschrier
Antoine Gara / TheStreet.com:
Irish Budget Proposes End to Apple Tax Shelter  —  Stock quotes in this article: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT  —  NEW YORK TheStreet — The Irish government said on Tuesday that it will consider eliminating a treatment that allows firms such as Apple (AAPL) to be taxed as a “stateless” …
iFixit:
Kindle Fire HDX 7" Teardown  —  Take a look, it's in a book—an eBook that is—the Teardown Rainbow!  We're moving on over to the next tablet in Amazon's new Kindle line-up; get ready for some mad knowledge.  Hankering for more tasty tidbits?  Find some bite-sized trivia on our Twitter …
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Why It's So Difficult to Climb Amazon's Corporate Ladder  —  Inside the Internet juggernaut Amazon.com (AMZN), there's near constant pressure to perform.  In dozens of interviews ranging over two years for my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon …
Tweets: @pkedrosky
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple seeks to broaden U.S. import ban against Samsung through Federal Circuit appeal  —  The import ban Apple won in August against Samsung's Android-based devices infringing certain patents has just entered into force, and meanwhile Apple is trying to broaden its victory.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter  —  Yahoo met weak financial expectations, turning in what can only be described as lackluster performance in its third-quarter earnings report today.  —  The Silicon Valley Internet giant said it earned 34 cents …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code  —  General Assembly launched today a new service designed to help get more people to take advantage of its Web Development courses.  Called Dash, users will be able to take courses in HTML, cascading stylesheets, and Javascript right in their browser.
Scott Buscemi / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases new Java update, uninstalls Apple-provided Java applet plug-ins  —  Apple has released Java for OS X 2013-005, which “delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility for Java SE 6″.  The update is available in the Mac App Store.
More: MacNN, Apple, MacRumors and TUAW
Dann Berg / The Verge:
Nike announces new and more colorful Nike+ FuelBand SE  —  Nike has announced the new Nike+ Fuelband SE at an event here in New York City.  The band now has some color, with the options of yellow, pink, or red accenting an otherwise black body.  —  The announcement comes shortly …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Announces October 22 Event: “We Still Have a Lot to Cover”  —  Apple this morning distributed invitations to a special event at which it's expected to unveil the next iterations of the iPad and iPad mini.  And it's to be held on October 22, just as AllThingsD said it would.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
ThinkUp launches new crowdfunded app to help users mine data from their own social networks  —  Veteran blogger Anil Dash is creating a service for quantified selfies, a Klout for the indie web  —  For the past two years year Anil Dash and Gina Trapani have been building ThinkUp.
More: Anil DashTweets: @veronica
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
HP Chromebook 11 Review  —  We're in the midst of a netbook renaissance.  Armed with lighter weight OSes, faster hardware and a better appreciation for what matters in a consumer device, OEMs are giving the concept another try.  —  Just like before, we'll see solutions based on Windows as well as open source OS alternatives.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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