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October 28, 2014, 6:35 PM

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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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Benchmark takes a small Tinder equity stake in exchange for partner Matt Cohler joining board, with no money invested  —  Sweat Equity: Benchmark Takes Stake in Tinder in Exchange for Matt Cohler Joining Board  —  In an unusual investment configuration, Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark …
More: Forbes and VentureBeatTweets: @mattcohler
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 …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: more fun and interesting than Note 4, curved screen of little use  —  Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review  —  A special screen on a proven phone — but is curved covetable?  —  I would very much like a flexible smartphone that I could scrunch up like paper and stuff into a pocket.
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete  —  More than four years ago, Steve Jobs declared war on Flash and heralded HTML5 as the way to go.  You could be forgiven if you thought the HTML5 standard — the follow-up to 1997's HTML 4 — has long been set in stone, given that developers …

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