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October 20, 2014, 12:35 AM

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Bloomberg:
IBM Agrees to Pay Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Chip Unit  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) agreed to pay Globalfoundries Inc. $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Microsoft plans to launch a fitness-focused wearable in the next few weeks with more than two-day battery life, multi-platform support  —  Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks  —  Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, Forbes has learned.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled  —  When President Barack Obama decided in early September to postpone immigration reform, it marked the beginning of the end of Joe Green's tenure as the head of one of Silicon Valley's most ambitious political groups …
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
Remembering Macworld Expo: Why we went to the greatest trade show on earth  —  This morning IDG announced that Macworld Expo (later known as Macworld/iWorld) is going on hiatus.  How permanent this break is depends entirely on whether those running the show can find a financial model …
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Gideon Rosenblatt / Medium:
Google's information processing and Amazon's transaction processing platforms are headed for a collision in the battle to dominate local retail  —  The Google—Amazon Retail Slugfest  —  Two competitors, seemingly in different businesses, now determine the future of shopping.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Behind Microsoft's controversial takedown of No-IP and other legal battles to defeat botnets  —  How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet  —  It was 7 o'clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer's front door woke him up.  His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting an early morning package.
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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo  —  Motorola's next Verizon-exclusive Android phone hasn't been announced, but a number of leaks have left very little to the imagination.  Now we're getting our best look yet at the device, called the Droid Turbo.

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