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October 14, 2015, 10:50 AM

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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Jury finds Apple infringes University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation patents on chip technology, faces $862M in damages  —  Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages  —  Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury …
Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code:
Uber launches on-demand delivery service UberRush, goes live in Chicago and San Francisco  —  Uber Expands Its Same-Day Delivery Service: 'It's No Longer an Experiment.'  —  Local delivery is one of the most crowded spaces in tech right now, and ride-hailing giant Uber wants a piece of it.
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Twitter appoints former Google chief business officer Omid Kordestani as executive chairman  —  Twitter names Omid Kordestani as executive chairman  —  Twitter named Omid Kordestani, Google's chief business officer, as its new executive chairman on Wednesday.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Apple designs, prototypes, and tests Macintosh accessories inside its Input Design Lab  —  What I Saw Inside Apple's Top-Secret Input Lab  —  An exclusive look at how Macintosh accessories are prototyped and tested  —  Insiders call it Vallco Parkway.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Loan Platform Kabbage Raises $135M At A $1B Valuation, Grows Credit Line to $900M  —  Kabbage — the online platform that loans money to businesses and individuals using a wide set of online data and algorithms to measure credit-worthiness — is growing once more.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google registers two drones with the FAA that sources say are related to project Titan  —  Google Has Two New Drones in the Works — But They're for Internet Access and Data, Not Delivery  —  Earlier this month, Google filed paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle wins $50M in damages against Rimini Street in copyright infringement lawsuit  —  Oracle awarded damages against Rimini Street  —  A Las Vegas jury awarded Oracle $50 million in damages in a closely watched lawsuit against Rimini Street.  —  Oracle has won $50 million in damages …
Ben Kepes / Computerworld:
EverString raises $65M to deliver predictive analytics to B2B  —  One of the more generously funded areas in the technology industry is predictive analytics.  Depending on your perspective that is either a frothy bubble just waiting to burst or an indication of a massive market opportunity that people are jumping to get on board with.
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Aurous sued by Universal, Sony, and Warner for copyright infringement three days after launching its Popcorn Time-like streaming music service  —  Aurous Sued By the Majors Three Days After Debut  —  Well, that didn't take long.  After launching its alpha version this past Saturday following months …

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