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October 3, 2014, 11:50 AM

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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 planning to launch own mobile messaging app similar to WhatsApp  —  BANGALORE: After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app which the search giant is likely to test in India and other emerging markets.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Reuters:
HTC third quarter profit beats estimates as cost cuts offset weak sales  —  (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp swung to better-than-expected profit in the third quarter from a heavy loss a year earlier, as cost cuts helped it offset the impact of still-sluggish sales.
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 …

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