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Loek Essers / Computerworld: Google removes news snippets for some German sites after publishers sought cut of ad revenue  —  Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results  —  In a move to minimize legal risks, Google has stopped showing news snippets and thumbnails for some well-known German news sites in search results.

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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom: At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans  —  Verizon's “network optimization” policy would have restricted speeds for its heaviest unlimited data users when the LTE network was congested.  But Big Red is now nixing the controversial plan.

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Bloomberg: Box Said to Delay IPO Until 2015 Amid Market Volatility  —  Box Inc., the cloud-storage provider that filed for an initial public offering in March, will postpone its market debut, which probably won't happen until 2015 because of volatile market conditions, people familiar with the matter said.

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Ian Kar / Bank Innovation: Sources: Apple Pay to be included in iOS 8.1, scheduled to be released October 20  —  Apple Pay to Be Included in iOS 8.1, Sources Confirm  —  Based on multiple sources close to Apple, Bank Innovation has learned that iOS 8.1 will include Apple Pay, and the current expected timetable for the public release is schedule for October 20.

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Nicole Lee / Engadget: ARM attempts to speed up ‘internet of things’ adoption with new platform  —  It's the year 2014, and we've yet to have our flying cars and commuter jet packs.  But we do have a glimpse of the future with the advent of the “internet of things.”  It's essentially the idea of connecting everyday objects …

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Mark Scott / New York Times: Rocket Internet prices IPO at top of range at €42.5 per share, valuing company at €6.7B, or roughly $8.4B  —  Rocket Internet Prices Its I.P.O.  —  The German technology company Rocket Internet priced its initial public offering at the top of its price range at 42.5 euros a share on Wednesday …

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David Harris / bizjournals: Twitter to invest $10M in MIT social media research lab  —  Social media giant Twitter will invest $10 million over five years to support the newly launched Laboratory for Social Machines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the aim of analyzing various trends across social media.

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community  —  Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests  —  Drag queens will be able to post under their stage names, the company says  —  Facebook said today it would build new authentication tools …

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Barb Darrow / Gigaom: Your move, AWS and Microsoft: Google's cutting basic cloud compute prices 10 percent  —  Google's taken another whack at compute pricing; expect Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to respond.  —  Once more into the fray: Google is cutting price on Google Compute Engine instances by about 10 percent across regions and all types.

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: StackEngine Emerges From Stealth, Adds Operational Layer To Docker  —  StackEngine, a startup out of Austin, TX, emerged from stealth today with $1M in seed funding and a product that gives operations and IT staff a way to manage Docker containers, providing the operations side of the house some control over Docker instances.

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Wall Street Journal: Disney close to settling dispute with Amazon as its movie DVDs become available for preorder  —  Amazon.com, Disney Back at Peace  —  Disney Movies Available for Preorder from Amazon After Nearly Two-Month Absence  —  “Maleficent” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are back in the biggest store on the Internet.

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion  —  Houzz, the fast-growing home-remodeling site, today announced that it has raised a $165 million Series D round led by Sequoia Capital, one of its early backers.  Existing investors Oren Zeev …

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Brooks Barnes / New York Times: ‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook  —  LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook's future in Hollywood.

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John Graham-Cumming / CloudFlare: Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems  —  On Wednesday of last week, details of the Shellshock bash bug emerged.  This bug started a scramble to patch computers, servers, routers, firewalls, and other computing appliances using vulnerable versions of bash.

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta: Microsoft launches the Windows Insider Program alongside Windows 10 preview, download now  —  Microsoft has unveiled the download links to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, meaning the public can now access, download and install the latest bits from Microsoft.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students  —  Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it's launching a clutch of features that it hopes …

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Parmy Olson / Forbes: Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History  —  Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It's dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley.

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Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: Chinese iOS Trojan Targets Jailbroken iPhones Used by Hong Kong Protesters  —  Lacoon Mobile Security has discovered a new ‘advanced’ Chinese iOS trojan targeting jailbroken iPhone users in Hong Kong, linked to a previous Android spyware app currently being distributed among protesters via a link shared on WhatsApp.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft adds new Sway presentation application to the Office family  —  Summary: Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available starting today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office product family.  —  Microsoft is rolling out on October 1 a preview of a new Office content aggregation …

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Robert Sullivan / Vogue: A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch  —  How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.  —  I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.

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Bloomberg: Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year  —  Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year …

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: Network Function Virtualization goes open source  —  Summary: Telecom and networking powers are uniting under The Linux Foundation to create an open source Network Function Virtualization reference platform.  —  In 2014, companies and open source programmers alike are working as hard as they can to virtualize hardware into software.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Microsoft Says Free Windows Has Helped Woo 50 New Phone and Tablet Makers  —  Microsoft said it has attracted a number of new partners since offering Windows free for devices with screens smaller than nine inches.  —  Windows chief Terry Myerson said Tuesday that 50 new companies …

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Matt Burns / TechCrunch: Popcorn Time app for streaming video torrents arrives in Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices  —  Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS  —  Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS.  It's never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or Android device.

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Daniel Cooper / Engadget: Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries  —  The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in a taxi without worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab.  The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that …

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