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October 3, 2016, 7:30 AM

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Tom Mulcahy / Facebook:
Facebook launches Messenger Lite on Android for slower internet speeds, initially in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela  —  By Tom Mulcahy, Engineering Manager for Messenger Lite  —  Furthering our goal to empower people all over the world to stay connected …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
A history of deep learning and how it's being used in more tech products than ever  —  Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.  —  Over the past four years, readers have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies.
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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
45K developers are using Microsoft Bot Framework to make bots for Skype and other chat platforms, while 34K developers are making bots for Facebook Messenger  —  More than 45,000 developers are now using the Microsoft Bot Framework, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Monday.
Bloomberg:
Spotify's growth likely to be weak at first in Japan, where physical music sales are 84% of total and digital sales fell 50%+ since iPhone launch in 2008  —  The music streaming service will have to fight record labels still clinging to lucrative CD sales  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Q&A with Melinda Gates on her new initiative to promote women in tech  —  Philanthropy's first lady returns to her roots to tackle gender inequality in computer science.  —  Melinda Gates has spent the past 16 years seeding social change through the world's largest private philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
What to expect at Google's Oct. 4 event: two new flagship devices without Nexus branding, more details about Home, Google Wi-Fi, Android-Chrome OS hybrid, more  —  So.  Much.  Hardware.  —  PIN  —  Now that Apple has had its big fall phone event, it's Google's turn to show off its goods.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Source code behind IoT device botnet Mirai, responsible for DDoS of KrebsOnSecurity, publicly released by Hackforums user  —  The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) …

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