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October 8, 2015, 8:10 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With Reactions, Facebook adds 6 empathetic emoji to the Like button; initial test in Spain and Ireland only  —  With Reactions, Facebook Supercharges The Like Button With 6 Empathetic Emoji  —  In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made some waves when he hinted Facebook was working …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV & iPad Pro to hit stores early November after late October online launch  —  The revamped Apple TV set top box and iPad Pro will both begin showing up in Apple Retail Stores for sale during the first week of November after going on sale via Apple's website in late October, according to reliable sources.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Wi-Fi Calling Now Available for AT&T Users  —  AT&T has flipped the switch on Wi-Fi calling, making it available to customers with eligible plans that are running iOS 9.  MacRumors has received tips from customers who were able to activate Wi-Fi calling and we were able to activate the feature on our own iPhones.
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Amazon launches Handmade, an Etsy rival for handcrafted goods with over 80K items from 60 countries  —  Amazon Challenges Etsy With Strictly Handmade Marketplace  —  Amazon stepped into the handcrafted-goods ring on Thursday, opening an arts-and-crafts bazaar online that squarely takes aim …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
New Dell XPS 15 review: high-end Windows laptop with as good a trackpad as a MacBook and gorgeous, but battery-killing, optional 4K display  —  Review: Dell XPS 15 Fixes the Worst Thing About Windows Laptops  —  Dell proves a Windows machine can have a trackpad as good a MacBook
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Developer Division Chief Somasegar to leave after 27 years  —  Twenty-seven-year Microsoft veteran Soma Somasegar is moving on from heading Microsoft's developer division to pursue the next phase of his career.  —  Microsoft Developer Division Corporate Vice President S.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft partners with Hertz and Shell to give discounted car rental and gas to drivers, adds Stripe-powered Express Pay instant bank transfers for drivers  —  Lyft Announces ‘Instant’ Driver Payments Alongside Hertz And Shell Partnerships  —  Hundreds of Lyft's top drivers and a couple dozen press crowded …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix raises price of most popular plan to $10 a month in US, Canada, and Latin America for new customers, existing customers see no increase for 12 months  —  Netflix Hikes Price of Standard Streaming Plan to $10 per Month  —  Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan …
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
Sony lowers price of PS4 to $350 in the US starting Friday  —  PS4: Big Holiday Lineup, Lower Cost  —  Since the launch of PS4, we have been thrilled with the amount of gamers jumping into the world of PlayStation for the first time.  If you haven't made the jump yet …
 

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