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October 22, 2014, 4:45 PM

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Twitter's new SDK Fabric represents an audacious plan to live inside every app  —  Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps  —  Twitter is releasing a new software development kit today at its developer's conference.  It's called Fabric.  It does lots of very pretty things …
Jeff Seibert / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter introduces Fabric, an SDK for mobile developers  —  Introducing Fabric  —  Today at Flight, we announced Fabric, a modular mobile platform that makes it easy for developers to build great apps.  —  The Fabric platform is made of three modular kits that address some of the most common …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only  —  Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google  —  The new Gmail app from the Gmail team isn't technically just an email app, at least if you ask them.
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPad Air 2: best iPad ever, but only a modest evolutionary improvement over the Air  —  Apple iPad Air 2 Review: It's Better, but Is It Better Enough?  —  I am a tablet lover and, more specifically, an iPad lover.  I use my iPad and iPad mini every day for a variety of things …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas  —  Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now.  The team is kicking off with a total …
Molly Wood / New York Times:
Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online  —  AFTER I used Apple Pay for a day of shopping in stores, a few things became clear: The new payment system is convenient, problem-free and even fun.  —  The same can't be said for using Apple Pay to shop via apps on my phone or tablet.
Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet:
Pew survey: 40% of US internet users have experienced online harassment, 18% in severe form  —  Online Harassment  —  Summary of Findings  —  Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users.
Alex Kipman / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft allows Kinect Apps in Windows Store for the first time, launches Kinect SDK 2.0  —  Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit  —  Today, we have some exciting news to share about the next chapter for Kinect.  Our Windows SDK 2.0 is now available for the Kinect v2 sensors …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Homeboy is a $149 rechargeable low-power Wi-Fi security camera with a three month battery, on sale today  —  Homeboy is what happens when tiny security cameras hook up with magnets  —  The new $149 camera sticks to walls to watch your home  —  After having his home burglarized for a third time …
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco  —  EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.  —  News of the deal surfaced late Tuesday.  The move means that VCE will become an EMC business …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
MicroBlink's PhotoMath app solves math problems scanned in through your phone's camera  —  MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone  —  Imagine you are a 14-year-old kid again.  You need to do this really difficult math exercise for tomorrow, but have no idea how to do it.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble launches a 10.1-inch version of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $299.99  —  Almost two months to the day since Barnes & Noble launched its Samsung-developed 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, a new larger-screen incarnation has now been unveiled.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Is Moving International Users' Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions  —  The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi.  The company's devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that's a big step up from Xiaomi's inception …

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