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Liz Gannes / Re/code: Shuddle, an Uber for kids with childcare pros as drivers, launches today, has raised $2.6M, founded by Sidecar co-founder Nick Allen  —  Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros  —  Shuddle, a new service for parents to arrange paid rides for their children, launches today.

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Robert McMillan / Wired: Ello becomes a Public Benefit Corp., prohibited by charter from using ads or selling user data  —  ‘Facebook Killer’ Ello Hatches Plan to Stay Ad-Free Forever  —  Upstart social network Ello took the internet by storm this past month, and a big part of its appeal lies with a promise that …

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Agam Shah / PC World: Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara  —  Drawing inspiration from its Play Store, Google will create a hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-like hardware modules for the customizable Project Ara smartphone.  —  Project Ara is Google's upcoming build …

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Robert McMillan / Wired: Facebook and Yahoo develop RRVS, a new standard for securing recycled email addresses  —  Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web's Lost Email Addresses  —  When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn't like it.

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Judge says Aereo must shut for good as live TV, but service may survive as a cloud DVR  —  Broadcasters put the final nail in the coffin of Aereo as a live-streaming TV service on Thursday, but a judge's ruling could open the door to it operating as a cloud-DVR service.

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John Cook / GeekWire: Amazon posts $437 million loss, worse than Wall Street feared … Amazon posted a $437 million net loss for the second quarter, or a loss of 95 cents a share, significantly deeper than the net loss of 74 cents per share expected by analysts polled in advance by Thomson Reuters.

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Guardian: Jay Rockefeller summons Whisper execs to Capital Hill to answer questions on tracking, privacy  —  Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee  —  Whisper executives have been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions about how the app tracks its users

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Amazon Takes $170 Million Writedown on Weak Fire Phone Sales  —  Amazon said in a conference call following the release of its third-quarter financial report that it would take a $170 million charge “primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs.”

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Microsoft sees Surface revenue soar to $908M in Q1 2015, Xbox console sales grow 102%  —  As part of the company's latest quarterly earnings announcement, Microsoft today revealed Surface revenue soared to $908 million, largely thanks to Surface Pro 3 momentum.

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Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed: Gimbal's beacons installed on public property in Chicago and LA without public oversight  —  Hidden “Beacons” Were Also Installed In L.A. And Chicago  —  A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the quiet spread of Gimbal Inc.'s phone-tracking technology in some of America's largest cities.

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Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Pandora Q3 earnings beat estimates, with revenue of $239.6M and earnings of $.09 cents/share despite slower listener growth  —  Pandora Q3 profit climbs, despite slower listener growth  —  The Web's biggest streaming-music service delivers a respectable increase in profit, sales and its expectations for both to come.

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Nick Summers / The Next Web: Mozilla's Webmaker app will make it easy for anyone to create Web apps on their smartphone  —  Mozilla is working on an app for Android, iOS and Firefox OS that gives smartphone users the ability to easily create and share Web apps.  —  It's called Webmaker, after the initiative that Mozilla created to promote Web literacy.

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Amazon.com: Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 20% to $20.58 Billion  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  —  Operating cash flow increased 15% to $5.71 billion for the trailing twelve months …

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Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC: Amazon misses with loss of $0.95/share, reports 20% higher YoY Q3 revenues of $20.58B, loses 10% in after-hours trading  —  Amazon misses estimates  —  Amazon reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Thursday.  —  The company posted third-quarter …

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Microsoft: Microsoft cloud strength and hardware progress drive record first-quarter revenue  —  REDMOND, Wash. — October 23, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $23.20 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Gross margin, operating income and diluted earnings per share ("EPS" …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54  —  After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share.

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Nate Swanner / SlashGear: Apple unleashes TestFlight beta for Devs, gives users early access to apps  —  Apple has announced their TestFlight Beta program, which allows Developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users, is now live.  Registered Apple Developers can now distribute up to 1,000 copies of their app to testers …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Q&A With Facebook's Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn't Anonymous, It's The Early Web Reborn  —  Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting?  “No. Unequivocally No...because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me.  The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager's …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple says it is considering “other options” for GT Advanced sapphire plant, and is continuing to monitor sapphire production progress  —  Apple to Continue Evaluating GT's Sapphire Production Progress, Looking for New Uses for Arizona Plant  —  Earlier today …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Yahoo's new home page, rolling out next month, emphasizes mail, video, and big-name content  —  Wanna See the Latest New Yahoo Home Page, Rolling Out Next Month?  Bokay!  —  I have been a little lax in lifting interesting tidbits out of Yahoo for some months now, mostly because it felt …

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Roger Cheng / CNET: Sprint undercuts AT&T, Verizon with $20, 1GB family data plan  —  At $20, Sprint is offering twice as much data as Verizon and more than three times the data as AT&T.  —  The wireless wars over family plans continue, with Sprint once against taking it up a notch.

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Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat: Luxe offers parking valets on demand, launches in San Francisco, raised $5.5M in seed funding  —  Luxe Valet officially unleashes its blue-jacketed on-demand valets in San Francisco  —  San Francisco Giants fans will be assembling in the city's SoMA neighborhood to watch the World Series games …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Sony Xperia Z3v review: same great specs as the Z3 but with bloatware and a recycled design  —  Sony Xperia Z3v review  —  Sony has a rough time selling phones in the US.  While it has managed to become one of the few Android makers to turn a profit on the backs of its global sales …

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch: Fountain, founded by Mint's Aaron Patzer, lets experts answer your questions, raises $4M  —  Mint's Aaron Patzer Launches Beta Version Of An On-Demand Answers App With $4 Million In Funding From Shasta And First Round  —  Aaron Patzer, the founder and former CEO of Mint is placing his next bet with the on-demand info space.

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Sarah / Uber Blog: Uber launches UberHEALTH pilot delivering free flu shots for one day in NYC, Boston, and DC  —  Bringing House Calls Back with UberHEALTH  —  Flu season is just around the corner and trying to squeeze in your latest immunization this fall may not be on the top of your To Do List.

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