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October 16, 2014, 12:25 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook announces Safety Check, a tool that lets you announce you're safe during natural disasters  —  Introducing Safety Check  —  In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates.  It is in these moments that communication is most critical …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
CBS to offer standalone web subscription service CBS All Access at $5.99/month in 14 cities  —  CBS to Offer Stand-Alone Web Subscription Service  —  CBS unveiled a new subscription Internet streaming service on Thursday that lets people watch its live television programming and thousands …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV channel for today's iPad and iMac event live stream is now available  —  Apple previously announced that it would be live streaming Thursday's iPad and Mac event, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the company is pushing out an Apple TV channel to stream the video.
Sammy the Walrus IV / AAPL Orchard:
Apple should stop selling the iPad Mini, introduce an iPad Pro to revive a product that is getting squeezed between larger phones and lighter laptops  —  Thoughts on iPad  —  The iPad is at a crossroads.  Introduced by Steve Jobs four years ago, the iPad has gone on to become a phenomenal success …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Reddit Acquires Alien Blue, The Most Popular Unofficial Reddit App  —  If you're even kind of active on reddit, you probably know of Alien Blue.  As far as perusing reddit on iOS goes, it's pretty much the undisputed champ.  —  It seems reddit would agree.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Nearly 75% of all Airbnb rentals in New York illegal, says NY Attorney General Schneiderman  —  Airbnb Listings Mostly Illegal, State Contends  —  Airbnb, the pioneering home rental service, presents itself as useful and virtuous, but the reality is far less benign, according to a report …
More: Gothamist and TechPresidentTweets: @nickconfessore
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
will.i.am introduces Puls cuff with voice control, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, more  —  Will.i.am introduces the Puls smartwatch  —  When you think wearables you don't usually think international superstar or Salesforce.  Push aside that old way of thinking aside …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Alibaba Debuts Baichuan, Its Answer To Amazon's Developer Services  —  As newly-public Alibaba continues to invest in startups to build out its presence in the U.S., it's also looking at ways of expanding its ecosystem and platform at home.  —  The latest move was announced this week …
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony's new movie “Jobs”  —  Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs in New Movie  —  Oscar-winner Christian Bale, who has played Batman and Moses, is about to take on another iconic figure: Steve Jobs.  —  Sources confirm the actor …
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Michael Kan / PC World:
Lenovo to challenge Xiaomi on smartphones with new company in China  —  In China's smartphone market, Lenovo wants to fight fire with fire against rival Xiaomi by setting up a new mobile devices company that will use a separate brand, and leverage the Internet to sell directly to consumers.

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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