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October 1, 2016, 9:10 AM

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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces Twitch Prime with ad-free streaming and other perks for Amazon Prime members; Twitch adds video uploads, loyalty badges, HTML5 support, more  —  Twitch, the video game live-streaming service acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars back in 2014, kicked off …
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Life On Air, developers of Meerkat, pull the app from the App Store to focus on group video chat app Houseparty  —  Remember Meerkat?  It came out of nowhere in early 2015 — a star of SXSW, in particular — and was on everyone's tongue for weeks.  Then came Periscope …
TechCrunch:
Facebook tests “Messenger Day”, an in-app feature for sharing ephemeral photos, in Poland, where Snapchat isn't popular  —  Josh Constine, Natasha Lomas and John Biggs  —  Sep 30, 2016, 9:10 amSep 30, 2016, 10:39 am  —  Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn't popular yet.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Google is telling home audio vendors they won't be allowed to add competing smart assistants like Alexa if they want to continue to use Google Cast  —  At its press event in San Francisco next week, Google is expected to not only unveil new flagship phones, but also officially launch Google Home …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Exploit broker Zerodium triples bounty to $1.5M for iOS, and doubles bounty for Android to $200K  —  Zerodium triples price for iOS exploits, doubles Android bounties to $200,000.  —  A controversial broker of security exploits is offering $1.5 million (£1.2 million) …
Marisa Kendall / Mercury News:
Nutanix closes up 131% on its first day of trading after raising $238M in an IPO, now valued at around $5B  —  SAN JOSE — Nutanix wowed the market on its first day of trading Friday, ending the day with shares trading at more than twice their initial public offering price.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Sources: Travis VanderZanden, Uber's VP of Driver Growth and ex-Lyft COO, is leaving Uber  —  Uber's VP of Driver Growth, Travis VanderZanden, is leaving the company after nearly two years to spend more time with his daughters and family, according to an email sent around to Uber team members on Wednesday.
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Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Google opens Waze Rider pilot program to all San Francisco users; drivers and riders limited to two trips per day, with drivers making $0.54/mile  —  Waze Rider, the ride-sharing version of the popular Google-owned navigation app, is now open to the general public in the Bay Area.

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