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October 7, 2015, 3:50 PM

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David Besbris / Official Google Blog:
Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages for faster mobile web, partners with Twitter, Pinterest, Adobe, LinkedIn, WordPress, and more  —  Introducing the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, for a faster, open mobile web  —  Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we access information …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon Launches Snowball, A Rugged Storage Appliance For Importing Data To AWS By FedEx  —  Amazon surprised developers today with the launch of Snowball, a new physical appliance that will allow AWS users to ship huge amounts of data for import into AWS by shipping the device back and forth between …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS Is Now A $7.3B Business As It Passes 1M Active Enterprise Customers  —  Today Amazon's AWS business kicked off its big Re:Invent conference with some stats that speak to how the company's enterprise division continues to dominate the cloud-based data services space.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches Inspector, a tool that automatically finds security and compliance issues  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced Amazon Inspector, a sort of bot service that looks for and identifies potential security and compliance vulnerabilities.  —  Amazon Inspector is available in preview today.
TechCrunch:
Pandora Acquires Ticketfly For $450M To Sell Concert Tickets  —  Pandora has a new tool in its belt to fight against Apple Music and Spotify.  The music streaming just announced it will purchase Ticketfly, a Ticketmaster-type site, for $450m in cash and stock.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
FanDuel bans employees from playing fantasy sports for money, hires ex-US Attorney General Michael Mukasey for self-audit  —  FanDuel Hires Former U.S. Attorney General for Self-Audit, Bans Employees From Playing Fantasy Sports for Money  —  FanDuel says it has nothing to hide, and now it's trying to prove it.
Bloomberg Business:
Former Twitter CEO and one-time standup comic Dick Costolo consults in writers' room for HBO's Silicon Valley a couple days a week  —  Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Has His Next Gig: Writing for HBO's Silicon Valley  —  The technology executive and onetime stand-up comedian works a couple of days a week in the show's writers room.
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Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP Spectre x2: 12-inch laptop/tablet hybrid with adjustable kickstand, starts at $800 with keyboard  —  The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced  —  What timing: Just a day after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, HP is unveiling a similar-looking 2-in-1 of its own.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan  —  AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses).
ProPublica:
Verizon merges its cellphone tracking supercookies with AOL's ad network, will be able to match users' online habits with personal details  —  Verizon's Zombie Cookie Gets New Life  —  Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices.
New York Times:
State-affiliated Chinese hackers breached LoopPay's corporate network as early as March, no indication that consumer data was stolen  —  Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, a Contributor to Samsung Pay  —  WASHINGTON — Months before its technology became the centerpiece of Samsung's …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 Mobile coming to existing Windows Phone devices in December after shipping with new Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, and Lumia 550  —  Windows 10 Mobile is coming to Windows Phone devices in December  —  Microsoft didn't talk much about Windows 10 Mobile at its big press event yesterday …
 

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