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October 21, 2014, 9:45 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.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 6 hands-on: supersized, even by today's standards, with much improved camera  —  The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet  —  After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air  —  A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.  —  While we mentioned that the enhanced specs …
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.”
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 …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
GT Advanced To Sell Furnaces for Cash to Pay Back Apple, Says Fortune  —  Fortune columnist Philip Elmer-DeWitt a short while ago tweeted from the courtroom in Springfield, Massachusetts that one-time Apple (AAPL) supplier GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has agreed to pay off its debts to Apple …
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.
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) …
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
Apple Pay Shown to Work Internationally Using U.S.-Based Credit Cards  —  Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to make contactless payments via NFC with Touch ID for authentication.  —  Though the initial launch is occurring in the United States …
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 …
Bloomberg:
EMC Said to Absorb VCE Joint Venture as Cisco Reduces Stake  —  EMC Corp. (EMC) is buying out much of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)'s stake in joint venture VCE, which sells high-end data center equipment, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  —  EMC will meld the joint venture …
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 …
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’  —  Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, has shown off a new piece of hardware that's likely to expand the ecosystem around its single board computer — namely a touchscreen display.

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