October 10, 2014, 12:30 PM

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James Cook / Business Insider:
Hackers access hundreds of thousands of user photos via third party Snapchat client  —  Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures  —  A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years.
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
Apple Reportedly Preparing to Remove Bose Audio Products From Retail Stores  —  Apple is preparing to remove all Bose audio products, both demo and sellable, from its retail environment, according to a reliable source who spoke to MacRumors.  The inventory change will begin early next week …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google plans to release its largest smartphone this month, a 5.9" Nexus code-named Shamu  —  Google Hopes Whale of a Phone Will Make Splash in Phablet Market  —  Google this month expects to release its largest smartphone, intensifying competition in the fast-growing market …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Women Pay Gaffe: “I Answered That Question Completely Wrong.”  —  After making an unfortunate gender-related gaffe onstage at a women's tech event today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a memo to employees apologizing for comparing pay issues for women to “karma.”
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Jony Ive: companies that copy Apple's style are stealing  —  It's not flattery — it's theft, Apple's head of design says  —  When Jony Ive sees designs from other companies that closely mimic Apple's, he isn't flattered.  Apple's head of design told the audience at the Vanity Fair …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Damon Lavrinc / Jalopnik:
Tesla Model S Auto Pilot Does Lane Changes For You  —  The “something else” at tonight's Tesla even is Auto Pilot, a new system that combines a forward facing camera and 12 sensors that see 16 feet in every direction and provide a 360-degree view the surroundings.
Lucian Constantin / Computerworld:
New version of Android Selfmite SMS worm spreads to 16 countries, sends 150K+ messages in 10 days  —  Android SMS worm Selfmite is back, more aggressive than ever  —  A new version of an Android worm called Selfmite has the potential to ramp up huge SMS charges for victims in its attempt to spread to as many devices as possible.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will stream its October 16 event, featuring new iPads and Macs  —  Apple has confirmed on its website that the October event will be streamed.  The URL is ‘’, so it seems that Apple is using the same video/blog platform that it first used for the iPhone 6/Apple Watch event in September.
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 Inc. plans to open …
John Anon / Android Headlines:
Sony SmartWatch 3 Lands With Verizon This Month At $249.99  —  Another day and another smartwatch to report on.  Today Sony held a special event in New York entitled “Demand Great”.  The main purpose of the event was to launch the new Sony Xperia Z3 variant, the Sony Xperia Z3v.
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
More Big Venture-Backed Companies Shun IPOs, For Now  —  Number of Such Firms Valued at $1 Billion-Plus Hits a Record as Many Are Able to Get Funding Privately  —  The market for initial public offerings is booming, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. made the largest-ever stock-market debut last month amid much fanfare.
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 …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
French tax authority probes Google's tax setup of channeling revenues to Ireland subsidiary  —  Google's Tax Setup Faces French Challenge  —  Arrangement Channels European Revenue to Country With Favorable Tax Laws  —  PARIS— Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page met with France's premier late …

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