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September 29, 2014, 8:50 AM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren't Facebook  —  Investors and analysts spent years clamoring for Facebook to start up an ad network, and earlier this year it obliged them.  —  And now Facebook is rolling out another one.  —  Caveat — this isn't an ad network in a formal sense.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking  —  As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices.
Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters:
Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests  —  (Reuters) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times.
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia:
Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests  —  Last night marked a historic moment in Hong Kong as peaceful demonstrators fell subject to police aggression.  Under the banner of Occupy Central, tens of thousands of locals (organizers say 60,000 …
AppleInsider:
European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland  —  The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal “state aid” to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007 …
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue Store  —  Flagship Store to Take Over Fendi Space  —  Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.  —  The software company confirmed that it will be setting up shop at 677 Fifth Ave. as it continues to expand its retail presence …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Japan's SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.4B  —  Source: DreamWorks Animation in Sale Talks With Japan's SoftBank (Exclusive)  —  The company, which has seen up-and-down box office numbers of late, would be valued at $3.4 billion, a source tells THR
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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next  —  On-demand shipping startup Shyp is now officially expanding beyond San Francisco, launching its service in New York City after just a few weeks in private beta.  In addition, the company is today announcing that its service will land in Miami …
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 …
Erika Adams / Racked National:
How case makers prepare for iPhone launches, often risking thousands on unconfirmed specs  —  By The Numbers: The Big Money, High-Stakes iPhone Case Race  —  Apple's newest phones sold 10 million units last weekend—strange reports of bending aside, they're breaking records left and right.

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