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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: What the eBay Split Means for PayPal  —  PayPal hasn't aged so gracefully, but eBay's decision to spin it off next year could give it renewed life.  —  There are plenty of questions remaining about the plan to remake PayPal as its own public company, but one thing seems likely …

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eBay Inc: eBay Inc. to Separate eBay and PayPal into Independent Publicly Traded Companies in 2015  —  American Express executive Dan Schulman joins PayPal immediately as President and CEO designee for PayPal post-separation  —  eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan to oversee separation …

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Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal: EU Believes Apple's Irish Tax Deal Breached Rules  —  European Union Comments Outline Reasons Why it Opened an In-Depth Investigation  —  BRUSSELS—European Union regulators said Tuesday they believe that tax deals granted to Apple Inc. in Ireland constitute illegal state support for the U.S. company …

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Paul Carsten / Reuters: China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns  —  (Reuters) - The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security “backdoors” through which U.S. agencies can access users' data.

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David Meyer / Gigaom: UK launches “sharing economy” review, but don't expect deep examination of workers' rights  —  The review, which should result in recommendations by the end of the year, is being led by the CEO of a sharing economy firm and does not have workers' rights as an explicit part of its terms of reference.

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Associated Press: Another Card System Hack at Supervalu, Albertsons … NEW YORK (AP) — Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.  —  The companies said that in late August or early September, malicious software was installed …

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Apple: iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17  —  Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store …

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad  —  The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version.

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Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Neustar, slated to lose federal number-portability contract to Telecordia, claims bid did not include sufficient security requirements  —  Neustar's lobbying for key number-portability contract gets boost from Michael Chertoff  —  Neustar's lobbying effort to stop a key federal number-portability contract …

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Ben Sisario / New York Times: Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case  —  In the music industry's second big legal victory in a week, a federal judge in New York ruled on Monday that Grooveshark, an online music service long vilified by the major record companies, infringed on thousands of their copyrights.

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Reuters: China regulator approves Apple's iPhone 6 for sale in China  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the company received a licence for the device to be used on China's wireless networks, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on its website on Tuesday.

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Giulio Minotti / Phonebloks Blog: Project Ara to use modified Android L, allowing all but CPU, display modules to be hot-swapped  —  PROJECT ARA NEWS  —  Paul Eremenko recently announced interesting news on Project Ara.  The most significant concerns its market launch in early 2015.  The first fully functional prototype …

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Wall Street Journal: SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool  —  Two Sides Still Could Renew Talks or Agree on a Content Partnership  —  SoftBank Corp.'s discussions to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. have cooled, according to people familiar with the matter, less than two days after word first emerged of the talks.

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Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge: Cisco adds 30 companies to Intercloud initiative, commits $1B to loan to buyers of its gear  —  Thirty Companies Buy Into Cisco's ACI-Dependent Cloud of Clouds  —  Cisco has secured a lot of new partners in its $1 billion initiative to build a Cisco cloud of clouds, a global network …

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David Kravets / Ars Technica: CEO of StealthGenie arrested on charges of designing spyware app for stalkers  —  Spyware executive arrested, allegedly marketed mobile app for “stalkers”  —  The chief executive officer of a mobile spyware maker was arrested over the weekend, charged with allegedly illegally marketing …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Bug in iOS 8's “Reset All Settings” appears to be erasing all iWork documents in iCloud Drive  —  Bug in iOS 8's ‘Reset All Settings’ Option Also Erases iCloud Drive Documents  —  It appears that there may be a serious bug with the “Reset All Settings” option in iOS 8 …

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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter: Beats files lawsuit against Steve Lamar for claiming co-founder status  —  Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder  —  Steve Lamar taken to court over what he's been tweeting  —  The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting.

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: HP adds to its Windows Stream line, with laptops from $200, tablets from $100, available November  —  Hewlett-Packard reveals HP Stream series of skinny laptops and tablets  —  Hewlett-Packard is stretching the limits of design with the announcement today of the colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets.

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Apple releases patch for Shellshock vulnerability for OS X Mavericks, Lion, and Mountain Lion  —  Apple releases OS X bash update 1.0 addressing Shellshock vulnerability  —  Apple has just released a new download for users on OS X Mavericks to address the recently-discovered “Shellshock” bug.

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Ben Sisario / New York Times: eMusic will no longer offer songs from big labels, focusing only on indies starting Oct. 1  —  EMusic Returns to Indie Roots Amid Shift in Online Market  —  EMusic, a pioneering digital music store that has struggled to find its place in the rapidly shifting online market, has changed directions again.

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Ryan Mac / Forbes: Zalando Worth $6.8 Billion After Pricing IPO At More Than $27 A Share  —  Zalando, Europe's largest online-only fashion retailer priced shares on Monday at $27.28 (21.50 Euros) for its upcoming initial public offering, valuing itself at $6.8 billion (5.3 billion Euros) according to sources.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center  —  Apple doesn't care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store.

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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Chartbeat gets certified to measure attention, tries to move advertising away from clicks and pageviews  —  Web analytics firm Chartbeat says it is the first to be certified by the Media Ratings Council for a new way of measuring the actual attention of readers, as part of a move to get publishers …

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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch: Tango's new Labs initiative launches Tango Music Pix, its first stand-alone app that lets you create photo and song slideshows  —  Tango Music Pix Returns To The App Store For Its Official Launch  —  Earlier this year, we noticed that Tango had released a new app to the App Store called “Tango Music Pix.”

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Buster Hein / Cult of Mac: Apple poaches Visa's NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe  —  Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets - will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple's is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.

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