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September 30, 2014, 6:10 PM

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eBay Inc:
eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015  —  American Express executive Dan Schulman joins PayPal immediately as President and CEO designee for PayPal post-separation  —  eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan to oversee separation …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
What the eBay Split Means for PayPal  —  PayPal hasn't aged so gracefully, but eBay's decision to spin it off next year could give it renewed life.  —  There are plenty of questions remaining about the plan to remake PayPal as its own public company, but one thing seems likely …
Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts familiarity and consistency across devices, enterprise features, Start menu with incorporated tiles  —  Microsoft unveils the future of Windows  —  Company gives first look at Windows 10, highlighting enterprise advancements and open collaboration.
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  —  Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10.
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Hands on with Windows 10's resizable Start menu, Mission Control-like Task View, and app snapping  —  Video: Hands on with Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Following today's unveiling of Windows 10, GeekWire got a chance to go hands-on with Microsoft's new operating system …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers [Update: Also Public Beta]  —  Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system.
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deal Breached Rules  —  European Union Comments Outline Reasons Why it Opened an In-Depth Investigation  —  BRUSSELS—European Union regulators said Tuesday they believe that tax deals granted to Apple Inc. in Ireland constitute illegal state support for the U.S. company …
AnandTech:
iPhone 6 review: a significant step up from 5s in design, display, performance, camera, more  —  The iPhone 6 Review  —  With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain.  Apple's iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the smartphone space …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google is closing Orkut, its first social network, today  —  We knew it was coming.  Google is shutting down Orkut today, its first attempt at a social networking service.  The decision was announced in June and users have had a few months to export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout.
New York Times:
Netflix, Weinstein Co. to simultaneously release “Crouching Tiger” sequel on Netflix and IMAX  —  With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel, Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood  —  In a first deal of its kind, Netflix and the Weinstein Company said Monday that they planned to release next year's sequel …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Twitter to unveil “Fabric” app development platform with tools for app sign in, ads, analytics  —  With ‘Fabric,’ Twitter Aims to Win Back Developers  —  Twitter is preparing a push to mend fences with app developers, with the hopes of embedding itself into more mobile apps and collecting deeper data on mobile users.
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Brian MacDonald / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft rolls out new MSN website, rebrands and updates Bing apps as MSN apps for Windows  —  The new MSN arrives  —  Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN.  Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new site and more than 80,000 …

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