September 28, 2014, 7:20 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled “How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
AT&T Promotion Doubles Some Mobile Share Value Data Plans (From 30GB Up To 100GB) From Now Until October 31st  —  Are you and your family so-called “data hounds,” who need much, much more mobile data per month than the average user?  Then for God's sake, avoid the limited plans on AT&T and Verizon …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Oracle to announce it will offer its database and Java in the cloud, taking on Microsoft Azure  —  For Larry Ellison's Oracle, the Cloud Beckons  —  Business software giant Oracle kicks off its massive OpenWorld conference in San Francisco tonight with a keynote address by founder and newly named CTO Larry Ellison.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Auto developer docs show off more UI, detail 3rd-party apps  —  An example of a generic interface that Google designs.  Developers can customize the colors and icons.  —  7 more images in gallery  —  Google just released a set of Android Auto developer documents to …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
RIAA: revenues from music streaming services have replaced those lost from online sales  —  Music Download Sales Drop, Replaced by Streaming: RIAA  —  For a very long time, any report on the state of the music business sounded like this: Digital download sales are rising, but not enough to make up for the drop in CD sales.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Innocuous LGBT sites are often blocked on Wi-Fi provided by businesses like Gogo  —  In 2014, who decides to ban a gay website from in-flight Wi-Fi?  —  If you were gay and a recent passenger on American Airlines, you might have used in-flight Wi-Fi provided by Gogo just like any other customer.
Alibaba pays $459 million for stake in Chinese hotel tech company  —  Traders work on the floor as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA”, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014.
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