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October 6, 2014, 11:15 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:
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Insider breach at AT&T compromises Social Security and drivers' license numbers; company offers credit monitoring to those affected  —  AT&T Hit By Insider Breach  —  AT&T is warning consumers about a data breach involving an insider who illegally accessed the personal information of an unspecified number of users.
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 …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Final price of WhatsApp for Facebook is $22B, up $3B due to increase in Facebook share price  —  Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Uber Hires Former Lyft COO VanderZanden to Spur International Growth  —  Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?  —  Not today it won't, with Uber hiring recently departed Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden to head a new unit that will focus on international growth.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Samsung warns Q3 profit could fall 60% from last year amid competition from cheap Androids and new, large screen iPhones  —  Samsung Warns Another Disappointing Earnings Report Is Coming  —  Samsung warned Monday night that its third-quarter earnings will be weaker than expected.
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.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Overstock.com Assembles Coders to Create a Bitcoin-Like Stock Market  —  Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the internet, sidestepping traditional stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
Beepi Raises $60 Million to Sell Used Cars to the Smartphone Generation  —  Investors are bankrolling used-car marketplace Beepi Inc. in a bet that people will purchase used cars with a few taps from their smartphones without ever taking a test drive.  —  The Los Altos, Calif.-based company …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Plex Launches On Xbox One  —  Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox.

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