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October 7, 2015, 11:15 AM

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David Besbris / Official Google Blog:
Introducing the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, for a faster, open mobile web  —  Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the way we access information, and today people consume a tremendous amount of news on their phones.  Publishers around the world use the mobile web to reach these readers …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Notes from Google's AMP event: open source code available on GitHub as of Thursday; The Guardian, Washington Post, Vox, and others are already using it  —  Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, Backed By Google, Promises Faster Pages  —  Google, along with Twitter, is expected to announce …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Google's AMP, unlike Facebook and Apple news initiatives, works without business relationship with Google  —  Google reveals AMP, its plan to speed up the mobile web  —  First Facebook launched Instant Articles, then Apple launched Apple News.  Now Google is the latest in on the news business …
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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google Creative Lab launches Meter, a live wallpaper that shows battery, WiFi, and notification info  —  Google Creative Lab launches Meter, a live wallpaper that shows battery, WiFi, and notification info  —  Google Creative Lab, the same group responsible for a few quirky photo …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
How the Surface Book compares to the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Surface Pro  —  Microsoft made a big deal today about going after Apple.  And today more than ever, it's worth believing.  There are two reasons why: first, Surface sales are on the rise.  They accounted for $888 million …
New York Times:
New York Attorney General opens inquiry into fantasy sports sites, asks DraftKings and FanDuel for internal data and details on how they prevent fraud  —  New York Attorney General Opens Inquiry Into Fantasy Sports Sites  —  The New York attorney general began an inquiry Tuesday into the prospect …
BBC:
Samsung third quarter profit forecast up nearly 80%  —  Electronics giant Samsung has estimated its third quarter operating profit will be 7.3t won ($6.29bn; £4.13bn) - up 79.8% from a year earlier.  —  The guidance numbers for the three months to September beat expectations …
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.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Office 2016's marquee collaboration features are buggy and more limited than those of Google Docs and others, making the $150 price tough to justify  —  It's Time for Microsoft to Reboot Office  —  Office 2016 arrives with enough issues to raise the question: Why do we need it at all?
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
PHP pioneers Zend Technologies acquired by Rogue Wave Software  —  Rogue Wave Software, a Colorado-based provider of cross-platform software development tools, has acquired PHP app-development and deployment company Zend Technologies.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers detail how to use drones, phones, and apps to intercept documents sent to WiFi printers in secure offices  —  Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones  —  You might think that working on a secured floor in a 30-story office tower puts you out of reach of Wi-Fi hackers out to steal your confidential documents.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning to launch new 4K 21.5-inch iMac next week, iPad Pro in early November  —  With September's iPhone release in the rearview and the iPad Pro set for an early November launch, Apple is ready to add some new Mac hardware into its fall product line.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
FAA levies record $1.9M fine against aerial drone photography firm SkyPan for illegal flights over urban airspace  —  FAA Seeks Record $1.9M Fine Against Drone Company, Claims It Endangered “The Safety Of Our Airspace”  —  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced …

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