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October 6, 2014, 1:40 PM

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HP:
HP's split into two publicly traded companies called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. expected to be completed by November 2015  —  HP To Separate Into Two New Industry-Leading Public Companies  —  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will define the next generation of technology infrastructure …
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
HP is better not together — company to split into enterprise and PC/printer businesses  —  It's true.  The HP IT giant is dividing into two smaller, but still large entities, one focusing on enterprise IT, the other on PCs and printers.  —  Hewlett-Packard is now forging ahead with plans …
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Washington Post working on curated news app for the new 8.9" Kindle Fire launching this fall; app will come to other tablets eventually  —  Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product  —  Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Square closes its latest round, raising $150M at a $6B valuation, led by Singapore Investment Corporation  —  Square Raises $150 Million at a $6 Billion Valuation  —  It takes money to make money, or so the saying goes.  And Square, the e-commerce start-up, wants to make a lot more money.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Adobe launches cloud-connected Capture & new Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere iOS apps  —  Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy  —  Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech has today released a statement announcing that it is filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11.  Filing for Chapter 11 means the company will be able to continue normal operations until it can resolve issues with creditors.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg's $1 Annual Salary  —  Facebook is now the legal owner of WhatsApp, following a filing made with the SEC today.  This is the final step in a process begun when Facebook announced its intent to acquire the messaging company in February of this year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Backed By $9.5 Million, Curbside Launches A Mobile Shopping App For Same-Day Pickup, Not Delivery  —  A number of companies today are experimenting with same-day e-commerce, including Amazon, Google, eBay, Instacart and others - but for most, the focus has been on same-day delivery.

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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