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October 7, 2015, 6:10 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.
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 …
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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.
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).

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Smartsheet:
Are your technology investments slowing your business down?  —  As technology spend rises across industries, productivity remains flat.  Are your technology investments helping or hurting your productivity?  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
Tech Podcasts from Every Angle  —  TWiT.tv covers the latest in news, privacy, hacking, security, plus reviews of smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables.  If it has a chip, Leo Laporte and friends have a podcast on it.
Zoho:
Manage your e-commerce inventory easier with serial and batch tracking  —  When you're selling products with serial and batch numbers in your inventory, you can now keep track of their sales by adding these numbers to your order as you ship them.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
The ultimate guide to team messaging for developers  —  Modern collaboration platforms make dev teams more efficient, but only if you use them well.  Learn how with our guide to developer messaging.

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