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September 29, 2015, 11:40 AM

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Kenneth Wong / Bloomberg Business:
Axel Springer Buys 88% of Business Insider for $343 Million  —  German media company Axel Springer SE agreed to buy an 88 percent stake in Business Insider Inc. for $343 million.  —  Axel Springer already owns a 9 percent stake in New York-based Business Insider, which runs …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft details Azure Data Lake plans, says public preview is coming later this year  —  Microsoft fleshes out its Azure Data Lake plans; readies public preview  —  Microsoft plans to make its Azure Data Lake store, analytics service and new query language — all derivatives …
Derrick Harris / Fortune:
Google and NASA extend quantum computing contract with D-Wave Systems  —  The quest for an entirely new type of computer will continue at NASA's Ames Research Center, which is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley.  The space agency, along with Google GOOG and the Universities Space Research Association …
Xbox Wire:
Microsoft's Project Spark game creator will move from microtransactions to a free and open creation model  —  Project Spark Transitions into Free Incubation Engine Next Week  —  On October 5, Project Spark will transition from its microtransaction model to a free and open creation engine.
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Google to launch Pixel C 10.2" tablet with 308ppi, detachable keyboard, Android Marshmallow in 2015  —  [Exclusive] Google Pixel C 10.2" Tablet With 308ppi, Detachable Keyboard, Lightbar, And Android Marshmallow Coming Later This Year  —  The Chromebook Pixel launched in 2013, and a replacement followed up in March of this year.
Michael Rundle / Wired.co.uk:
Apple's new privacy site explains exactly how it uses your data  —  Apple has launched a new privacy policy website to explain in exacting detail how it users customers' data.  —  The updated site is intended to list virtually every core use of data by services like Apple Pay and iCloud …

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