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October 6, 2014, 2:05 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Free Spending by Startups Stir Memories of Dot-Com Era Excesses  —  Growing Trend of High Salaries and Pricey Offices as Venture Capital Pours into Tech Firms  —  San Francisco real-estate agent Jeffrey Moeller wants tech entrepreneurs to spend less.  —  “A four-person startup will tell me …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's ‘RoomAlive’ transforms any room into a giant Xbox game  —  When Microsoft first demonstrated its IllumiRoom research project at CES last year it generated a huge amount of attention ahead of a next-generation Xbox unveiling.  A video showed off a projection system that was linked …

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