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October 28, 2014, 4:40 PM

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Lauren Goode / Re/code:
YouTube's Wojcicki says they're considering paid ad-free subscriptions, reaffirms a music service is on the way  —  Susan Wojcicki Wants to Sell You YouTube Video Subscriptions (Video)  —  YouTube is in the early stages of exploring new subscription services, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki …
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  —  “This has been a good quarter with strong results,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We continue to focus on serving …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place  —  Google Fit was unveiled to the world back in June, promising a platform to help people track their fitness goals.  It's essentially a set of APIs that lets developers dig in to rival apps and combine data …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft borrows Mac trackpad gestures for Windows 10  —  Microsoft introduced new trackpad gestures in Windows 8, but the company is expanding them further with the upcoming release of Windows 10.  In a keynote speech at TechEd Europe today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore demonstrated …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
FTC sues AT&T over ‘deceptive’ throttling of unlimited data customers  —  The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T because the carrier throttles speeds of its unlimited data customers, a policy that the FTC describes as “deceptive” and “unfair.”
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Google X's Life Sciences team is developing nanoparticles that enter your bloodstream for early detection of cancer and other diseases  —  “We're Hoping to Build the Tricorder”  —  Google X's Andrew Conrad is developing an early disease detection system that could reinvent health care
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Taco Bell releases iOS and Android app allowing customers nationwide to order food for pickup  —  You can order Taco Bell from a smartphone starting today  —  Get ready to order FourthMeal with your smartphone.  Taco Bell will today announce a new app that lets customers nationwide order food ahead …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Verizon and Motorola announce Droid Turbo with 5.2" Quad HD display and 48-hour battery life; available October 30 starting at $199.99 on contract  —  Motorola's Droid Turbo comes to Verizon on Thursday  —  After months of speculation and a nearly endless stream of leaks …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft announces initiative for enabling apps built on Office 365, including new SDKs for iOS, Android, and Visual Studio, plus new APIs  —  New Office 365 extensibility for Windows, iOS, Android and web developers  —  In a world where people move between multiple devices and numerous apps …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Android 5.0 Lollipop's security improvements: new unlock methods, full device encryption, more  —  Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop's Major Security Improvements  —  Android's newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
LG says it will end the production of plasma TVs by the end of November  —  LG Electronics exit suggests end is near for plasma TVs  —  (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said it will wind down its plasma television business by end-November, as a technology long overtaken …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Startup studio Expa launches Reserve, an iOS app for reserving tables at top-tier restaurants which charges users $5 per reservation  —  Reserve, From Startup Studio Expa, Makes Restaurant Reservations Easier Than Ever  —  A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its …
Joe Rossignol / 9to5Google:
Google announces PwC as latest Apps for Work and Google Cloud Platform partner  —  Google announced on Tuesday that professional services company PwC is the latest business to adopt the Apps for Work suite and Google Cloud Platform.  The news comes less than one day after Google tabbed Squarespace …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
T-Mobile's John Legere Talks Apple SIM, iPhone 6 Demand, and Landing the iPhone  —  T-Mobile CEO John Legere today took the stage at Re/code's Code/Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, California, where he spoke on the new Apple SIM, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, and the importance of selling the iPhone.
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Amazon buys comedy entertainment service Rooftop Media, content and team to join Audible  —  Exclusive: Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores …
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