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October 9, 2014, 9:25 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Amazon opening first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan in time for holidays, will handle pickups and returns  —  Amazon to Open First Store  —  The New York City Location to Handle Same-Day-Delivery Inventory, Product Returns  —  Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to open …
Carl Icahn / Shareholders Square Table:
Carl Icahn says Apple is “dramatically undervalued” in open letter to Tim Cook, asks for an accelerated stock repurchase program  —  Sale: Apple Shares at Half Price  —  “IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION”  —  As a large Apple shareholder with approximately 53 million shares …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Lenovo unveils Yoga Tablet 2, Yoga 3 Pro, and Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with built in projector and subwoofer  —  Lenovo unveils a trio of new ‘Yoga’ devices, including a 13-inch tablet with subwoofer and projector  —  Lenovo has announced a trio of new devices today as it looks to differentiate …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple suppliers postpone production of 12.9" iPad from December to early 2015 in order to cope with strong iPhone demand  —  Larger Apple iPad to Be Delayed  —  Apple Suppliers Concentrating on Meeting Demand for New iPhones  —  Apple Inc. suppliers have pushed back plans to mass produce …
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma  —  Proffering career advice more analogous to The Secret than Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in the tech industry that asking for what you're worth isn't the best way to get ahead.
Billboard:
Apple's Eddy Cue says U2's free “Songs of Innocence” had 26M complete downloads since September 9  —  The Download Heard 'Round the World: iTunes Numbers Show 81 Million ‘Experienced’ U2 Album
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Revealed: How Google engineer Neel Mehta uncovered the Heartbleed security bug  —  Google engineer Neel Mehta found the Heartbleed bug  —  The media-shy Google engineer who found the Heartbleed computer security vulnerability has spoken out for the first time, revealing how he found the serious bug …
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Sarah / The Imgur Blog:
Imgur now converts GIF uploads to more compact MP4 format, increases upload limit 10X to 50MB, plans to standardize new “GIFV” container format  —  Introducing GIFV  —  GIFs are no longer about .GIFs-the culture of the GIF now trumps the file format.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo still wants to poach YouTube stars, hopes to host their new channels on Tumblr  —  Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan For Tumblr Revealed: Make It YouTube  —  Just after Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion in the spring of 2013, several of Marissa Mayer's top product and media executives presented …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing  —  For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay.  A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC …
The White House / Medium:
The White House Joins Medium  —  Hello, Medium!  It's the White House.  —  We're really excited to be here.  We'll use this account to share ideas and stories from President Obama and his administration—from a look at what's happening inside the White House to information about policies …
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Snapchat CEO Spiegel Says Untargeted Advertising Is Coming Soon  —  Snapchat, the popular mobile app for disappearing messages, is close to launching its first disappearing ads as the company sets out to prove its $10 billion valuation.  —  Evan Spiegel, the startup's 24-year-old co-founder …
Vivian Schiller / The Twitter Blog:
MSN's new web design features breaking news Tweets  —  MSN sees over 425 million visitors each month, many of whom come to get the news from some of the world's most authoritative news organizations.  And as the go-to platform for breaking news, legions of journalists and eyewitnesses turn …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Google asks US Supreme Court to overturn lower court in Oracle's Java API copyright case  —  Google asks Supreme Court to decide Oracle copyright fight  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to wade into contentious litigation against Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Seeks Court Permission to Close Plant  —  Sapphire crystal maker GT Advanced Technologies, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this week, has asked the court's permission to “wind down” operations at its manufacturing plant …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Mini-Marketing Lessons For Startups With New Mobile App, Google Primer  —  Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing - with a Google spin, of course.  The new app, available only on iOS for now …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Google and Snapchat Veteran Magnusson to Lead Oracle Cloud  —  Business software giant Oracle is getting serious about cloud computing and has made its first hire demonstrating exactly how serious.  —  Sources familiar with the move tell Re/code that two weeks ago it hired Peter S. Magnusson …

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