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October 7, 2015, 3:05 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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).
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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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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Shuts Down Its Music Importer Software, Points Users To Amazon Music App Instead  —  Streaming has been eating away into digital and CD sales for years, as consumers turn to online services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and now Apple Music, among others, to listen to their favorite songs and artists.
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 …

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