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October 1, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon to stop listing Apple TV and Google Chromecast for sale from October 29 citing the need to “interact well” with Prime Video  —  Amazon Will Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices  —  Amazon.com Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors …
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Peeple, a Yelp-like app that lets you rate other people with no opt out, faces backlash before potential November release  —  Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not  —  You can already rate restaurants, hotels …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New Stagefright Bugs Leave More Than 1 Billion Android Users Vulnerable  —  In July, a security researcher revealed that Android phones could be hacked with a simple text, thanks to a series of bugs in the Android operating system that are now commonly known as Stagefright.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest is releasing its Weave communication protocol for other connected devices to use  —  Ever since Nest Labs first started selling its learning thermostat in 2011, consumers have responded to its simplicity and the fact that it just works.  It wasn't the first thermostat on the market …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft's real-time language translator coming to Skype as baked-in feature on Windows PCs … Microsoft is about to start building its real-time language translation tool directly into Skype for Windows PCs, meaning the 100 million users already on the service will soon be able to have video chats …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Tweetbot 4.0 released as a new universal iOS app, adding activity tab and fully redesigned iPad version  —  Tweetbot 4 is the new best way to use Twitter on iOS  —  There was a time when I'd swear by Tweetbot.  Tapbots' quirky iOS Twitter client won a ton of people over way back in 2011 …

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