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October 2, 2015, 12:05 AM

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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon to stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast Oct. 29 as devices don't allow for Amazon Prime video streaming; Roku, Xbox, PlayStation sales unaffected  —  Amazon Will Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices  —  Amazon.com Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / SV Business Journal:
Sources: Apple to lease planned curvaceous 777K-square-foot office project at Central and Wolfe in Sunnyvale  —  Second Apple “spaceship” to land in Sunnyvale — deal sealed with Landbank Investments (Slideshow)  —  Apple Inc. has landed its second spaceship — this time, in Sunnyvale …
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 …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Tests of top 50 news sites with three ad-blockers on iPhone show significant decrease in load times for many sites, modest increase in battery life  —  Putting Mobile Ad Blockers to the Test  —  To block ads or not to block ads on your mobile device?  That's the philosophical dilemma …
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.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lithium Technologies shuts down Klout Perks, but will honor remaining commitments  —  Klout Perks Is No More  —  Sad news for those who like free stuff - Klout Perks, the swag offered by social media scoring platform Klout, has quietly shut down.  Lithium Technologies …
Reem Nasr / CNBC:
Experian reports data breach affecting personal information including social security numbers of about 15M T-Mobile customers  —  Experian reports data breach; more than 15M T-Mobile customers affected  —  Global information services group Experian announced that one of its business units has been hacked.

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