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October 7, 2015, 9:05 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 …
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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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Amazon weighs creating a live online TV service, holds preliminary talks with CBS, NBCUniversal  —  Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Live Online Television Service  —  Amazon.com Inc. is exploring the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to major media companies …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Jet.com Overhauls Business Model, Kills $50 Membership Fee to Broaden Appeal  —  Jet.com launched less than three months ago, but it's already pivoting its business model.  —  The startup shopping site, which gives discounts to shoppers who place large orders, has decided to do away …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook now lets advertisers send leads to Salesforce, Marketo, and other CRMs  —  Facebook has done quite a bit with its ads that do more than its traditional cousins.  Not only can marketers still direct users to their brand's website, but the social network offers other ad types based on the campaign's needs.
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 …
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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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp for Android now lets you back up your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos to Google Drive  —  Bitter rivals Facebook and Google today announced a partnership that may feel a bit odd at first glance.  WhatsApp for Android is getting Google Drive integration …

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