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October 7, 2015, 10:15 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:
Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, Backed By Google, Promises Faster Pages  —  Google, along with Twitter, is expected to announce a new open initiative aimed at making pages load more quickly on mobile devices, a counter to moves by Facebook & Apple.  —  Wouldn't you like to have stuff …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
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, and it's doing so in a very Google-y way.  —  Google GOOG today revealed AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages project, at a press event in New York.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony to spin off image sensor business into its own company, Sony Semiconductor Solutions  —  Sony to spin off successful image sensor business  —  Sony has announced a restructuring of its devices division that underlines the success and importance of the company's image sensor operations.
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.

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