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October 5, 2014, 8:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
HP plans to split into two businesses, one for PCs and printers and the other for corporate hardware and services  —  Hewlett-Packard Plans to Break in Two  —  H-P will separate its PC and printer operation from its corporate hardware and other units, sources say.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Hacked Screenshots Show Friend-To-Friend Payments Feature Hidden In Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money.  All Facebook has to do is turn on the feature, according to screenshots and video taken using iOS app exploration developer tool Cycript …
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Behind the Dropbox team working to deeply integrate the company's services in phones like the Galaxy Note 4 and Xperia Z3  —  Meet The Team Putting Dropbox On Your Phone  —  Dropbox's strategic partnerships team, filled with a batch of former Googlers and other policy experts, is tasked with embedding Dropbox into new mobile devices.
Tweets: @mattlynley and @tomgaraThanks:@mattlynley
Jake Swearingen / The Atlantic Online:
A Year After Death of Silk Road, Darknet Markets Are Booming  —  It's been one year since the FBI shut down Silk Road, the granddaddy of darknet marketplaces, and arrested main Silk Road admin Ross William Ulbricht (or, as he was known online, Dread Pirate Roberts).
More: ZDNet and GigaomTweets: @jeffreyatucker
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix's Exclusive Content Push Continues With A Foray Into Film  —  Over the last few days, Netflix has announced a couple of deals that will bring a series of films to its streaming video platform over the coming years.  The partnerships represent a new form of “exclusive” content for Netflix …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Redbox Instant streaming video service operated by Redbox and Verizon is shutting down on October 7  —  Redbox Instant is shutting down October 7  —  A year and a half after its official launch, Redbox Instant is calling it quits.  The shut-down shows how hard it is to compete with Netflix for streaming video subscriptions.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
As 911 systems suffer outages and glitches, carriers resist location tracking improvements  —  This is what happens when 911 fails  —  Our most important lifeline isn't always there when you need it  —  On a June morning in Washington, William Leneweaver, the state's E911 IT projects and operations manager, was alerted to a call.

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