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October 12, 2016, 11:10 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.
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 …
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Apple to set up R&D center in Shenzhen, bolster China ties  —  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, as the firm looks to spur growth in the world's second largest economy amid growing competition.
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.
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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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Apple and Samsung argue patent case before Supreme Court; justices challenge value of design patents, which Samsung was found to have infringed  —  Several Supreme Court justices challenged Samsung's argument on Tuesday that the company should owe Apple less than $399 million for infringing on the design of the iPhone.

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