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October 4, 2014, 4:39 AM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple to hold event for iPads, iMacs and Yosemite on October 16  —  Code/red: Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — JPMorgan Chase continues to vigilantly monitor its, cough, “situation.”  — The Evernote Conference.  — Tom and Jerry's new racism warning on Amazon Prime.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Unsealed documents in patent suit show Samsung paid Microsoft $1B in royalties last year, as Microsoft now seeks $6.9M in unpaid interest  —  Microsoft Says Samsung Owes It $6.9 Million in Contract Dispute  —  Microsoft's lawsuit against Samsung was unsealed on Friday …
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo planning to reinvest some of its Alibaba cash in Snapchat at a $10B valuation  —  Yahoo Nears Investment in Snapchat  —  Internet Portal Part of Fundraising Talks That Value Messaging App at $10 Billion  —  Yahoo Inc. plans to reinvest some of the cash it made from an early bet …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Apple will go to trial against iPod buyers claiming DRM was used to “lock in” customers  —  Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM  —  Apple's DRM schemes have been long disliked by activists.  But are they illegal?  —  Apple will soon have to face a trial over accusations …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
After legal threat, Google says it removed ‘tens of thousands’ of iCloud hack pics  —  Summary: Google says it has taken down many of the pictures of stolen from celebrity iCloud accounts and posted on its online properties.  —  Liam Tung  —  Google has hit out at accusations it was slow …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's employee demographics: globally, 29% women, up 5% year-over-year; in US, 60.6% white, 28.9% Asian, 5.1% Hispanic, 3.5% black  —  Microsoft: 29 percent of our global workforce is now women  —  Summary: Microsoft shared some updated diversity statistics, showing that the company …
Wall Street Journal:
Google X Is Developing Screens That Can Connect Like Legos 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.
Josh Chin / Wall Street Journal:
Hong Kong Protests Lead to Censorship on WeChat  —  As the pro-democracy protest crowds in Hong Kong have ebbed and flowed, one thing that has not changed is the level of censorship on China's most popular instant messaging app.  —  Throughout the week, users of WeChat inside mainland China …

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