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Shara Tibken / CNET: Samsung's Q3 profit drops 60% YoY to $3.9 billion, mobile division profit down 74% YoY  —  Samsung's Q3 financials show ongoing struggles in mobile  —  The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Google will discuss ‘major changes and advances’ for its modular smartphone in January  —  Google plans to update developers on the state of its Project Ara modular smartphones at a series of conferences held early next year, where it'll discuss “major changes and advances” …

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Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Google Hangouts now lets you make free one-minute international calls  —  Google announced yesterday that users in 25 countries will now get the first minute free on international calls to 25 countries they make via its Hangouts app.  —  Google's Hangouts app for desktops and mobile …

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Microsoft outs upcoming fitness ‘Band’ with premature Mac App Store release  —  Microsoft hasn't officially announced its wearable device, but it seems the company has accidentally published its desktop syncing client to the Mac App Store early.  Whoops.  —  The free app allows you to …

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Jason Schreier / Kotaku: YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS, And It Looks Awesome  —  Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to support videos running at 60 frames-per-second—plans that would make a huge difference for footage of video games.  Today, the video network has finally started rolling out the new service …

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS' Share  —  Spare a thought for Microsoft, a relative newcomer to the mobile making business, after Redmond completed its $7.2BN+ acquisition of former European mobile making powerhouse Nokia earlier this year.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google Wallet adds recurring bank transfers for automatically adding money, low balance alerts  —  Google today announced it's adding new ways to add money to its Google Wallet service in addition to some new features that will make keeping an eye on your balance easier.

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Zoe Kleinman / BBC: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets  —  WATCH: Rory Cellan-Jones shows how the new Samaritan Radar app works  —  The Samaritans charity has launched a new app which will notify Twitter users if people they follow on the site appear to be suicidal.  —  Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm …

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David Kravets / Ars Technica: MPAA, movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy against wearables  —  A movie theater industry group and the Motion Picture Association of America updated their anti-piracy policies and said that “wearable devices” must be powered off at show time.  —  “Individuals who fail or refuse …

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TechCrunch: MCX: non-exclusivity possible in the future, hack was to its email provider, open to switching from QR codes to NFC  —  MCX Says QR Payments App Will Pivot To NFC If Necessary, Won't Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity  —  In a virtual press conference today, MCX's CEO Dekkers Davison said “We're agnostic about technology.

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Chris Velazco / Engadget: Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player (hands-on)  —  Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now — after two attempts that never really went anywhere =- the search giant seems poised to get it what it wants.

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Jon Fortt / CNBC: Twitter consumer engineering VP Jeremy Gordon and analytics group lead Adam Kinney resigning as company plans reorg  —  More Twitter exits: 2 key executives flying away  —  Twitter is planning yet another reorganization in its engineering department, and two respected managers plan to resign, CNBC has learned.

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Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple forcing PCalc to remove its iOS 8 Notification Center widget, saying widgets cannot perform calculations  —  Apple Asks PCalc Developer to Remove iOS 8 Widget  —  As tweeted by PCalc developer James Thomson today, he will be forced to remove the app's iOS 8 widget.

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: After a blow from Apple, Nomi sells to Brickstream  —  Even the smallest change to Apple's iOS platform can have a huge impact.  Tiny tweaks, such as the decision to improve privacy settings on iOS8, can wipe out whole categories of app makers.  —  Take Nomi, a New York-based startup.

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Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: WhatsApp delays launch of voice calling service to Q1 of 2015  —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the over-the-top messaging app intends to launch voice calling services in the first quarter of 2015.  The company, which Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) recently finished acquiring …

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Microsoft lays off 638 in Seattle area, 3,000 globally, nearly completing its planned 18K cuts  —  Microsoft cuts another 3,000 jobs, finishing last big phase of layoffs … Microsoft this morning cut an additional 3,000 jobs from its workforce around the world, saying it has now completed almost …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple in talks with distributors to sell iPhones in Iran pending relaxed sanctions  —  Apple in Talks With Distributors to Sell iPhone in Iran  —  Apple is in talks with Iranian distributors that could see the iPhone being sold in the country should Western sanctions lift sufficiently, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Bitstrips Closes $8M Series B As It Launches Custom Emoji App, Bitmoji  —  What happens when stickers and emoji collide in a bespoke mash-up that uses your own self-image as the canvas?  Bitmoji happens that's what: a new Android and iOS app from personalized comic strips app Bitstrips …

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Barry Levine / VentureBeat: Pre-IPO Cardlytics lands $70M to expand ‘whole wallet’ targeting based on bank transactions  —  Your money in a bank makes money for the bank.  But Atlanta-based Cardlytics also helps them make money on your digital trail — and it has just scored a whopping $70 million to expand beyond banks as it readies for IPO.

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Chris Moody / The Twitter Blog: IBM to incorporate Twitter data into their analytics tools, enterprise solutions  —  Changing the way business decisions are made  —  We believe that social data has unlimited value, and near limitless application.  Today, we're taking an important step toward unleashing this value through a new relationship with IBM.

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Jay Yarow / Business Insider: CurrentC alerts users of its pilot program that the email addresses of some were obtained by unauthorized third parties; app was not affected  —  Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked  —  Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: CurrentC Alerts Users of Unauthorized Access to Email Addresses  —  Just hours after publishing a blog post answering some questions about its upcoming CurrentC mobile payments system and touting the security of its cloud-based storage of sensitive information, the company behind the effort …

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CNET: HP announces cheaper, faster 3D printing technology called Multi Jet Fusion, planned for 2016  —  HP dives into 3D printing with the new Multi Jet Fusion  —  The tech giant makes its long-awaited jump into 3D printing — but its machine won't be widely available until 2016.

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Lauren Goode / Re/code: Cycling-Centric Fitness App Strava Raises $18.5 Million in Venture Capital Funding  —  Strava, maker of a popular mobile app for cycling and other athletic endeavors, has raised $18.5 million in Series D funding and brought in a renowned venture capitalist as an advisor.

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George Anders / Forbes: HP Sprout: $1899 all-in-one Win 8 PC with 3D scanning cameras, projector, and a touch-mat  —  If Da Vinci Had A Desktop, It Would Be HP's $1,899 Sprout  —  Push aside your keyboard.  Get rid of your mouse.  Desktop computing's traditions are being upended by the $1,899 Sprout …

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