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October 22, 2015, 7:35 PM

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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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket to Help Startups Sell Shares  —  Nasdaq has agreed to buy SecondMarket Solutions to combine forces with the Nasdaq Private Market.  The group will facilitate the exchange of shares for private companies including DocuSign, Pinterest, Shazam and Tango.
Bloomberg Business:
EU's Top Court Rules That Bitcoin Exchange Is Tax-Free  —  Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can be exchanged tax free, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.  —  The virtual currencies should be treated in the same way as traditional money, the Court of Justice said.

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