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October 1, 2014, 4:33 AM

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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.
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because PayPal partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader  —  The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner  —  Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for ... something.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks  —  Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the American west.  —  The breaches follow in the wake of other recent breaches …
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  —  Reddit Raises $50 Million, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology  —  Indictment unsealed on Tuesday reveals Department of Justice charged four people in international computer hacking ring  —  Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police  —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk.
AnandTech:
iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet available, may appeal more than the iPhone 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage  —  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 …
More: AnandTech
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.
John Callaham / Android Central:
TiVo app for Android finally adds streaming video support  —  Owners of TiVo DVRs who also use Android smartphones or tablets can now fully use those devices, thanks to a new update to the TiVo Android app that finally allows it to stream recorded and live video from a DVR to supported smartphones and tablets.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer  —  There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers.  Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them.  But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard.  —  A challenger approaches!

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
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.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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