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October 7, 2015, 7:50 AM

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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 …
Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Microsoft unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Band 2, and HoloLens Development Edition  —  A new era of Windows 10 devices from Microsoft  —  We've been talking about Windows 10 for over a year now and today we started our next chapter, with new devices designed for Windows 10.
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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.
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?
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 …
Re/code:
Sources: Pandora close to buying ticketing agency TicketFly for $450M in cash and stock  —  Pandora Appears Close to a $450 Million Deal for Ticketfly  —  Pandora appears close to a deal to buy Ticketfly, a ticketing agency that specializes in smaller venues, for around $450 million.
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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.
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.
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 …

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