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October 23, 2015, 12:30 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Bing finally reaches profitability, contributing more than $1B to Microsoft's Q1 revenue  —  Microsoft's Bing search business finally is profitable  —  Microsoft's search business has turned the corner and is finally profitable, and generated $1 billion in revenues during the company's first quarter of 2016.
Ari Grant / Facebook:
Facebook identifies battery drain issues with iOS app, claims latest 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.
BBC:
UK ISP TalkTalk suffers massive breach, warns data of 4M customers, including credit card and bank details, could have been accessed  —  TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack  —  Police are investigating after a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on the TalkTalk website, the UK company has confirmed.
Barbara van Schewick / Medium:
As EU votes on net neutrality rules on Tuesday next week, activists urge MEPs to adopt key amendments  —  Europe Is About to Adopt Bad Net Neutrality Rules.  Here's How to Fix Them  —  On Tuesday, October 27, the European Parliament will vote on rules intended to protect network neutrality in the European Union (EU).
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.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter's first Promoted Moments native advertising campaign rolls out this weekend  —  Twitter Rolls Out Advertising on New ‘Moments’ Feature  —  First Promoted Moment to run this weekend for movie ‘Creed’  —  Twitter Inc. isn't wasting any time making money from its newest feature, called Moments.
Tweets: @sarahfrier and @mathewi
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
MapQuest Updated To v3.0 With Improved Maps, Multi-Stop Route Optimizations, And More  —  Okay, MapQuest still exists.  I know, now that I've completely blown your mind, I can also tell you the MapQuest Android app has been updated to v3.0, and there are some substantial improvements.
Tweets: @mathewi
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Alphabet beats expectations with $18.7B in revenue and $7.35 earnings per share, announces $5B in stock buybacks; stock rises more than 9%  —  Google's first earnings as Alphabet: Strong $18.7B in revenue, $7.35 earnings per share, $5B in buybacks  —  Today the corporate behemoth formerly known …

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