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October 6, 2015, 10:55 AM

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Microsoft:
Livestream of Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event from New York City  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event  —  Make sure you don't miss any of the exciting news from our event today.  Watch live at 10 am EDT here or on your Xbox.
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:
Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe Is Ruled Invalid  —  Europe's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement for moving people's digital data between the European Union and the United States was invalid.  —  The decision, by the European Court of Justice …
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.
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 …
Chris Grove / Legal Sports Report:
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Behind Steve Huffman's return to Reddit as CEO following the moderator revolt and Ellen Pao's departure  —  Inside Reddit's Plan to Recover From Its Epic Meltdown  —  It began on the Thursday night that much of Reddit—the eleventh biggest site on the American Internet …
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 …
Brian Rakowski / Official Android Blog:
Google rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player  —  Get ready for the sweet taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow  —  Today we're starting to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus users.  Of course, the new Nexus 5X and 6P will ship with Android 6.0, straight from the factory.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer  —  What is GDPR?  —  Why GDPR?  —  Who will be affected by GDPR?  —  No doubt you have already started answering these questions.

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