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October 3, 2014, 12:30 PM

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Reuters:
Facebook plotting first steps in healthcare: support communities for ailments and preventative care apps  —  Exclusive: Facebook plots first steps into healthcare  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention.
Jayadevan PK / The Economic Times:
Google is developing a WhatsApp-like standalone messaging app likely to launch in 2015, targeting India and other emerging markets  —  Google planning to launch own mobile messaging app similar to WhatsApp  —  BANGALORE: After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple Asks the Music Labels for a Price Cut on Streaming Subscriptions  —  There are lots of music subscription services that let people listen to all the songs they want for $10 a month.  —  Apple thinks that price is too high.  —  Sources say Apple is talking to the big music labels …
New York Times:
JPMorgan says data breach affected 76M households, 7M small businesses  —  Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase Affects 76 Million Households  —  A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security researchers publicly release code to Github for “practically unpatchable” exploit BadUSB  —  The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose  —  It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room …
Wall Street Journal:
Google's Projects Lab Developing Screens That Can Connect to Form a Big Seamless Image  —  Google's Projects Lab Developing Screens That Can Plug Together to Form a Giant TV  —  Google Inc. is building self-driving cars and balloons to beam Internet service from the sky.  Now it also wants to make giant TVs.
Logan Whiteside / CNNMoney.com:
Schmidt: Google's systems “far more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple”  —  Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us  —  Apple got it wrong — Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says.  —  “We have always been the leader in security and encryption …
Jim Travers / Consumer Reports Online:
Apple's CarPlay reviewed on Pioneer aftermarket receiver: simple menus, easy navigation, and excellent Siri voice command integration  —  Installing Apple CarPlay and taking it for spin  —  Pioneer aftermarket unit is first with iPhone interface  —  Apple iOS fans anxiously awaiting CarPlay can stop holding their breath.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU Commission clears Facebook's $19 billion bid for WhatsApp  —  (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators approved on Friday a $19 billion offer by Facebook, the world's most popular social network, for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.  —  The landmark deal is the largest …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
New data suggests FBI may be lying about how it located Silk Road's server and IP address  —  Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes in FBI's Story  —  New court documents released this week by the U.S. government in its case against the alleged ringleader of the Silk Road online black market …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 8 Translator Keyboard Introduces Easy Access Language Translation Capabilities  —  With iOS 8 bringing support for system wide third-party keyboards for the first time, developers have been coming up with creative ways to introduce new functionality to the keyboard, beyond simply making it quicker to type.
Bloomberg:
France's Iliad Said to Plan Bid for Bigger T-Mobile Stake  —  Iliad SA (ILD) is planning to bid for a bigger stake in Deutsche Telekom AG's U.S. unit than it sought in July, as the French telecom carrier approaches a self-imposed deadline to reach a deal, people familiar with the matter said.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing: No Plans To Give Ranking Boost For HTTPS  —  At Search Marketing Expo, Bing's Vincent Wehren, the Lead Program Manager for Bing Webmaster Tools, said they have no plans on ever giving a ranking boost to websites that switch to HTTPS.  —  In August, Google began giving sites that use HTTPS …
ZDNet:
Samsung to start producing Apple's 14nm A9 processors by year end  —  Samsung expects sales boost from Apple chip deal  —  Summary: Samsung's chip boss said supplying its 14-nanometre FinFet chips to Apple will boost its financials greatly, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Flipboard for Windows Phone 8 is finally here  —  At last, Flipboard has an app for Windows Phone 8.  Nokia said a version of the magazine-inspired reading app would come to its platform over a year ago, and users have been waiting patiently ever since.  —  Now, it's finally here.

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