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October 8, 2014, 3:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
'It's been way too long': Apple sends out invites for Thursday, October 16th iPad & Mac event  —  It's happening: Apple has just announced a keynote address for Thursday, October 16th to take place at the Town Hall auditorium on its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California.
Bethany McLean / Vanity Fair:
Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?  —  The Empire Reboots  —  Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft' s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer.
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
A sampler of Slack group names at major tech companies, obtained through the service's dubious usability “feature”  —  Slack Is Letting Anyone Peek at Their Competitors  —  Few pieces of corporate software have earned so many fans so quickly as Slack, which is basically a sophisticated chat room for businesses.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Adds Custom Pirate Bay Search With Autocomplete  —  The entertainment industries have gone head to head with Google in recent months, demanding tougher anti-piracy measures from the search engine.  —  According to the RIAA, MPAA and others, Google is making it too easy for its users to find pirated content.
Glenn Fleishman / The Magazine:
Subscriber-supported magazine app The Magazine will produce its last issue Dec. 17  —  Last Issue Is December 17, 2014  —  Hello, readers, The Magazine will stop publishing its every-other-week issues on December 17, 2014, cancel all outstanding subscriptions, and automatically provide pro-rated refunds …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
AT&T Pays $105 Million to Settle Mobile Cramming Charges  —  AT&T agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims that it allowed third-party companies to bill subscribers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges, federal and state law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.
CNET:
Marc Andreessen on Zuckerberg, Twitter, Apple Watch, bitcoin, PayPal spinning off, and Snowden  —  Zuckerberg is world's best CEO, Twitter the eighth wonder, says Marc Andreessen  —  The venture capitalist has been tweeting up a storm, sharing his thoughts on everything from startups to activist shareholders.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Cisco Is Shuffling 25,000 Employees Around In A Massive Reorg  —  Resumes are flying out of Cisco like so many owls in a Harry Potter movie, sources in the Valley are telling us.  —  A huge reorganization of Cisco's routing and switching engineering business has been going on, affecting up to 25,000 employees.
Bloomberg:
Symantec Said to Explore Split Into Security, Storage Cos  —  Symantec Corp. is exploring a breakup, according to people with knowledge of the matter, joining other large technology companies that are trying to make their businesses more focused and nimble.  —  The Mountain View …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Product Hunt Gets $6.1 Million Series A Funding From A16Z And Alexis Ohanian  —  Product Hunt, a community board where people can up vote tech products, officially announced the raise of $6.1 million in a Series A today, led by Andreessen Horowitz.  Y Combinator partner and Reddit co-founder …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple opens the door for HomeKit accessory makers w/ finalized MFi specs  —  Apple has now finalized and published specifications for HomeKit through its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program.  The finalized specifications, which allow accessory makers to start building products …
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