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October 10, 2014, 1:50 AM

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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 …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's 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 …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Q&A with Lenovo product engineer Ashton Kutcher on the creation of the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro  —  Q&A: Ashton Kutcher, Lenovo ‘Product Engineer,’ Doesn't Fear the iPad … Ashton Kutcher plays the role of Lenovo product engineer well.  Really well, almost like Michael Kelso well.
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 …
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.
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.”
Chris Mills / Gizmodo:
Tesla's AWD Model D Obeys Speed Signs and Changes Lanes By Itself  —  Tesla's unveiling the third part in its electric-vehicle triolgy tonight in LA, but before the event's actually kicked off, a leaked USA Today article (now retracted, but Google cache version here) seems to have blown the lid off the car's shiny new features.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Thanks:@bengrubb
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 …
More: White House.gov BlogTweets: @ellenhuet
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 …
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 …
Nancy Gohring / CITEworld:
Zoho's new product CRM Plus integrates eight products, costs $50 per user each month  —  Zoho aims for improved information sharing with integrated suite  —  Zoho is integrating its suite of products in hopes of delivering a service for sales people that matches and in some cases beats market leader Salesforce.com.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Weebly unveils drag-and-drop website builder in multiple languages for iPad; operates on freemium model  —  Weebly Debuts An iPad App For Building And Managing Websites  —  Website creation startup Weebly has quietly grown to power a large number of publisher and e-commerce sites over the years …
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 …
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