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October 21, 2014, 6:55 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52  —  With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Reveals Mobile Sales for First Time: $200 Million, 17% of Total  —  Yahoo is finally turning mobile apps into a moneymaking business.  —  The company revealed for the first time the size of its mobile business, reporting that ads on mobile devices generated more than $200 million …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Staples investigating credit card breach at its retail stores after multiple banks report fraud  —  Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples Stores  —  Multiple banks say they have identified a pattern of credit and debit card fraud suggesting that several Staples Inc. office supply locations …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Lumia to replace Nokia brand, starting in France, global rollout in the coming weeks  —  Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand  —  Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers  —  “Who said women don't know how to drive?” the Uber blog post asks.  The post was deleted after an inquiry from BuzzFeed News.  —  Yesterday, Uber's Lyon office unveiled a new promotion with an app called “Avions de Chasse.”
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a Notification Center  —  Microsoft released its first Windows 10 Technical Preview just three weeks ago and the software maker is now ready to issue a fresh update.  If you're already testing Windows 10 then a new preview build (9860) …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome  —  Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
New Social Network Tsu — Which Pays Users Who Post — Raises $7 Million  —  New social network Tsu believes it can get you excited about seeing advertisements.  (Seriously!)  —  That's because Tsu, which launched on Tuesday with a $7 million investment led by Sancus Capital …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP to announce Sprout, a computing device combining a large display, touch surface, 3D scanner, and overhead projector  —  HP Will Unveil New Computing Product Called Sprout Next Week  —  When Hewlett-Packard announced it would split in two — one company devoted to PCs and printing …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Play Music adds Songza's contextual playlists for All Access subscribers, Material Design UI  —  Google brings Songza's best feature to Play Music  —  But only All Access subscribers get to use it  —  After purchasing Songza for an undisclosed sum earlier this year …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds  —  It's rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida's Magic Leap has managed that.  The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz …

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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