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October 10, 2015, 1:00 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week  —  Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions.  He isn't wasting much time.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry CEO says company needs to sell 5M phones a year to make business profitable, hints it may exit handset business if it doesn't meet that goal  —  BlackBerry CEO wants to sell 5 million phones a year  —  It's been a long time since BlackBerry was on top of the smartphone world …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
For the first time, computer science is the most popular major for female students at Stanford; 30% of Stanford computer science majors are women  —  Computer science now top major for women at Stanford University  —  Computer science has for the first time become the most popular major …
More: Ubergizmo and Engadget
Dan Primack / Fortune:
“Last call!” — Valuations for later-stage tech companies are finally receding, say Silicon Valley dealmakers  —  Fear and sadness in Silicon Valley  —  Every couple of months I leave my small Massachusetts town — where most people still shop for their own groceries …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Pinterest says nearly half of its users are outside the US, begins localizing search in France, Germany, Brazil, and Japan  —  Pinterest Localizes Search For Its Large International Audience  —  Nearly half of Pinterest users live abroad, so the company is making the search experience better …
Andrew Perrin / Pew Internet:
Report: 65% of US adults now use social networking sites, up from 7% a decade earlier  —  Social Media Usage: 2005-2015  —  65% of adults now use social networking sites - a nearly tenfold jump in the past decade  —  Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites …
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon surveys employees daily about their jobs after critical reports on workplace culture  —  Amazon Wants to Know How Its Employees Feel Every Day  —  Web retailer poses daily questions on job-related topics  —  Connections effort started at warehouses before expansion
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Search app now indexes iOS 9 apps with deep links to open content surfaced from apps, Safari to also show app content by end of month  —  Google Search now indexes iOS 9 apps with deep links, Safari will show app content by end of the month  —  In May, Google began allowing iOS developers …

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