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October 6, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with 12.3-inch display and Skylake processor, pre-orders start tomorrow from $899, shipping October 26  —  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with new Surface Pen, starts at $899  —  This year, Microsoft's Surface Pro has been flattered by the introduction …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
New Microsoft Band to debut Oct. 30 at $249 with curved screen and Cortana integration … At its press event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled the newest version of its wearable activity tracker, the Microsoft Band.  —  The new Band, available for pre-order today …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: Coming Q1 2016 for $3,000  —  First public HoloLens version won't be for consumers; it'll be for developers.  —  NEW YORK—Microsoft has announced the initial price and approximate availability of its HoloLens augmented reality headset.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Says 110M Devices Run Windows 10, Universal Apps Coming From Facebook And Instagram  —  Today at Microsoft's Windows 10 hardware event, ahead of new device news EVP of Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson gave an update on how the new platform is doing so far: there are now 110 million devices now running Windows 10.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU strikes down agreement that allowed companies to move people's data between EU and US; soon it could be harder for tech firms to mine data of EU users  —  Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe Is Ruled Invalid  —  Europe's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement …
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
Reddit launches Upvoted, a standalone news site free of comments and voting; editorial team will curate and elaborate on content from Reddit  —  No Comments Allowed on Reddit's New News Site ‘Upvoted’  —  Reddit's got problems.  It can be a hotbed of hostility and harassment—even for loyal users.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Moments, formerly Project Lightning, its event-based curation of tweets, videos, and images, on iOS, Android, and desktop web  —  Twitter launches Moments, its dead-simple tab for browsing the best tweets  —  A big week for Twitter just got bigger.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Roku 4 with faster quad-core processor supports 4K video, lets you follow favorite shows, available for pre-order now, will ship in October for $129  —  Roku 4 supports 4K video and a new way to ‘follow’ favorite shows  —  Roku, one of the earliest players in the over-the-top video streaming market …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple says it has acquired Perceptio, a startup developing AI tech for smartphones  —  Apple Acquires Startup Developing Advanced AI for Phones  —  Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.
New York Times:
DraftKings and FanDuel temporarily ban employees from playing on rival sites after accusations about betting on other sites using inside information  —  Fantasy Sports Employees Bet at Rival Sites Using Inside Information  —  A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion dollar industry …
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