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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group  —  On the same day that eBay announced that it plans to spin off its payments business PayPal, a smaller payments competitor has quietly announced another round of funding to continue building out its own platform.

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Ian Kar / Bank Innovation: PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because PayPal partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader  —  The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner  —  Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for ... something.

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Path Talk leverages TalkTo acquisition by letting users text businesses instead of calling  —  Path Talk lets you text businesses instead of calling, and it actually works  —  “What if you could text message a store instead of calling them?”  —  This is the stuff of a Silicon Valley fairytale …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview available Oct. 1 will work on x86 machines only; here's how to get it  —  Microsoft's Windows 10: What's new and how to get the preview bits  —  Summary: Microsoft will open up its first public preview build of the next version of Windows client on October 1.

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Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire: Hands on with Windows 10's resizable Start menu, Mission Control-like Task View, and app snapping  —  Video: Hands on with Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Following today's unveiling of Windows 10, GeekWire got a chance to go hands-on with Microsoft's new operating system …

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Twitter to unveil “Fabric” app development platform with tools for app sign in, ads, analytics  —  With ‘Fabric,’ Twitter Aims to Win Back Developers  —  Twitter is preparing a push to mend fences with app developers, with the hopes of embedding itself into more mobile apps and collecting deeper data on mobile users.

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TechCrunch: Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise  —  Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round's equity to the community.

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AnandTech: iPhone 6 review: a significant step up from 5s in design, display, performance, camera, more  —  The iPhone 6 Review  —  With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain.  Apple's iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the smartphone space …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Windows 10 addresses switching between touch and non-touch environments with Continuum  —  Watch how Windows 10 works with touch interfaces  —  During its big unveiling of the new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft demonstrated a feature called Continuum, which is designed to make it easy …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking  —  Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively.

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Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft previews Windows 10, touts familiarity and consistency across devices, enterprise features, Start menu with incorporated tiles  —  Microsoft unveils the future of Windows  —  Company gives first look at Windows 10, highlighting enterprise advancements and open collaboration.

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Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal: General Catalyst Dedicates $10M for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech … Venture-backed payment technology company Stripe Inc. has been gaining international notice with new deals to power the buy buttons on Twitter and Facebook, and related partnerships with Apple and Alibaba.

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Nick Summers / The Next Web: Google is closing Orkut, its first social network, today  —  We knew it was coming.  Google is shutting down Orkut today, its first attempt at a social networking service.  The decision was announced in June and users have had a few months to export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout.

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Liz Gannes / Re/code: Reddit Raises $50M, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.  —  This is the round we told you about earlier this month, and many of the details are in keeping with that report.

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers  —  Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10.  While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today's official naming puts …

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Seth Rosenblatt / CNET: Mozilla's Matchstick, a $25 Chromecast-like device running Firefox OS, arrives in January 2015  —  Meet Matchstick, Mozilla's $25 Chromecast alternative  —  Is the world big enough for another streaming Internet dongle?  Mozilla and Matchstick sure hope so, as they announce the first Firefox OS device that's not a smartphone.

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The Verge: Live from Microsoft's Windows 9 event  —  OK we're inside and there are a few machines at the side of the stage.  They look like demo machines for us to get a look at the next version of Windows.  Everyone is waiting for Windows.  The Wi-Fi password is Windows 2015.  What does this mean?

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Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider: Activist investor Carl Icahn praises “no brainer” PayPal spin off, says PayPal should consolidate the payments industry with acquisitions or a merger  —  Carl Icahn: Now PayPal Needs To Buy Or Merge With Another Payments Company  —  After urging eBay to spin off its PayPal business for months …

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Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal: Remind Raises $40 Million to Become Educators' Top Messaging App … Technology investors and companies spent years trying to “move tech into the classroom.”  Then the smartphone came along and changed everything, legendary investor “While nobody was looking, every kid walked in the door …

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Brian MacDonald / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft rolls out new MSN website, rebrands and updates Bing apps as MSN apps for Windows  —  The new MSN arrives  —  Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN.  Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new site and more than 80,000 …

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Spotify officially arrives for everyone in Canada  —  It was a long time coming, but Spotify is finally live for one and all in Canada.  —  Following an invite-only period that kicked off earlier this summer, Canadians can now access the music-streaming service that has steadily been taking the world by storm over the past six years.

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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica: Report: Game consoles most widely used video streaming devices in US  —  Consoles enjoy strong lead over smart TVs, media boxes.  —  Last week, a Dallas-based market research firm published a report about American video-streaming habits, and its numbers told a story that we saw coming for years …

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Guardian: Telstra plans 2 million public WiFi hotspots across Australia, trials begin in next few weeks  —  Telstra public phone booths to get new life as two million public Wi-Fi hotspots  —  People will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspots within a 100-metre radius of the phone booths

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Lance Whitney / CNET: Waze now lets you add and edit places  —  The crowdsourced navigation app introduces a feature called Waze Places that lets you add details and photos of places you discover along your route.  —  Waze has enhanced its popular crowdsourced navigation app with tweaks designed to improve the accuracy of its maps.

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