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October 12, 2016, 11:45 AM

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon launches Music Unlimited, a subscription streaming service that costs $4/month for Echo owners, $8/month for Prime members, and $10/month for all others  —  Would you pay a few extra bucks a month to turn your smart home speaker into an intelligent, unlimited jukebox?  Amazon is betting people will.
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Apple says it will set up a R&D center in Shenzhen, China, to help strengthen ties with local software developers and partners  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will set up a research and development center in China's manufacturing metropolis Shenzhen, the U.S. tech giant said on Wednesday …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Hololens preorders go live in Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, ships next month  —  HoloLens, Microsoft's $3,000 mixed-reality goggles (or “the world's first self-contained holographic computer” in Microsoft's parlance), was only available in the U.S. and Canada so far.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung cuts profit forecast by 33% for Q3 from $7B to $4.6B, revenue expectations from $44B to $41.8B, following Galaxy Note7 crisis  —  Samsung issued earnings guidance last week that suggested the calamitous Galaxy Note 7 recall wouldn't have a major impact on the company's bottom line …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Google acquires FameBit to better connect YouTube creators with brands  —  Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired FameBit, with plans to leverage its technology platform to help YouTube creators better connect with brands.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Stack Overflow launches Developer Story, a free résumé profile page tool for programmers  —  Stack Overflow, the community site best known for providing answers for all of your random coding questions, also has a thriving jobs board and provides services to employers looking to hire developers.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter won't host its annual developer conference, Flight, this year, will focus on smaller regional events instead  —  The company will focus on smaller regional events instead.  —  Twitter will forgo its annual mobile developer conference, Flight, this year.
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