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October 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft announces first quarter results: Windows 10 running on 110M devices, commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $8.2B  —  Earnings Release FY16 Q1  —  Strong Execution Drives Microsoft First Quarter Results — Windows 10 running on 110 million devices …
Google:
Alphabet Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results of Google  — Revenues of $18.7 billion and revenue growth of 13% year over year; constant currency revenue growth of 21% year over year  — Substantial growth of mobile search revenue, complemented by contributions from YouTube and Programmatic Advertising
Ari Grant / Facebook:
Facebook identifies battery drain issues with iOS app, claims today's update should resolve some of them  —  We recently heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with the Facebook iOS app and have been looking into the causes of these problems.
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 23% to $25.4 Billion  —  Majority of units shipped expected to be Prime  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015.  —  Operating cash flow increased 72% to $9.8 billion …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
CEO Jack Dorsey Gives a Third of His Twitter Stock Back to Employees  —  Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is giving a third of his Twitter stock to the company's employees, he said in a tweet today.  —  The shares amount to 1 percent of the company, and the move is to “reinvest directly in our people,” he said.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Comcast considers launching a hybrid wireless service using its Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon's cellular network  —  Comcast Said to Be Planning Wireless Push With Verizon's Network  —  Cable giant could resell Verizon's service under 2011 deal  —  Comcast seen offering Wi-Fi, cellular service like Google Fi
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook makes all 2 trillion public posts available to search, improving ability to view real-time conversations  —  Facebook is unleashing universal search across its entire social network  —  Almost a year ago, Facebook transformed the search bar normally used to find other Facebook users …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Major Windows 10 update set for early November release with UI changes, Messaging app, but no Edge extensions  —  Next big Windows 10 update will arrive in early November  —  Microsoft is currently putting the finishing touches on its next big Windows 10 update.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram's New Standalone App Boomerang Captures 1-Second Video Loops  —  Instagram doesn't want its feed getting stale, but doesn't want to bloat its app with extra features either.  So today it's launching Boomerang on iOS and Android.  It's a dead-simple app where you shoot a one-second burst …

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
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