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Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge: HP Starts Shipping 64-bit ARM Servers  —  Nearly three years after HP first introduced project Moonshot and showed a prototype Redstone platform, a server based on an ARM Server-on-Chip by now-bankrupt Calxeda, the company announced on Monday general availability of two models of ARM servers in its Moonshot line.

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Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal: San Francisco-based personal finance service Credit Karma raises $75M at a valuation over $1B  —  Credit Karma Tops $1 Billion Valuation For Personal-Finance Tools  —  Hoping to do for personal finance what Expedia and other sites did for travel, Credit Karma Inc. has raised $75 million …

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Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune: Instagram founder Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart's board  —  Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom will join Wal-Mart's board of directors as its 15th member, effective Monday.  —  He won't be the lone tech executive either: Systrom joins Yahoo YHOO CEO Marissa Mayer as a board member of the world's largest retailer.

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Gerry Shih / Reuters: Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday  —  (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK) will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) (IBM.N) x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2.1 billion, giving the Chinese tech firm the firepower to win business clients from U.S. rivals.

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform  —  Big-data ecommerce analytics startup Qubit, which provides online retailers and their marketers with tools to optimize sales by conducting A/B testing and personalizing the content each user sees, has announced …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: It's official: Microsoft finally launches Xbox One in China  —  Above: Microsoft's Xbox One launch in China  —  Microsoft said that it has finally launched its Xbox One video game console in China.  That's a first for Microsoft, since China's console ban has been in effect for the entire …

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New York Times: Gray market for iPhones in China dries up, driving iPhone 6 price down from $1960 to $1060  —  Glum Sign for Apple in China: Smuggled iPhones Go Begging  —  HONG KONG — When Apple's latest iPhones went on sale this month in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, among the hip urbanites …

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Liana B. Baker / Reuters: Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion  —  (Reuters) - Business software maker Tibco Software Inc (TIBX.O) said buyout firm Vista Equity Partners had agreed to take it private for $4.3 billion.  —  Vista will pay $24 per share in cash for Tibco, representing a 26 percent premium …

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Larry Seltzer / ZDNet: Shellshock makes Heartbleed look insignificant  —  Summary: The new vulnerability in the Bash shell is the worst we've seen in many years.  No software on critical systems can be assumed as safe.  —  Somehow there always seems to be another Internet security disaster around the corner.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Retina iMacs with OS X Yosemite in late testing within Apple, could launch soon  —  A new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to our sources who have used the future desktop computer.  While the machine will sport …

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Brian Heater / Digital Trends: Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop … It's not a particularly well-produced video.  There are no titles, no credits — no contextual information at all, really.  The image is shaky, the sound full of static.  The whole thing could have been shot on a phone.

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Matthew Prince / CloudFlare: CloudFlare launches Universal SSL for free, doubling the number of encrypted websites to 4M  —  Introducing Universal SSL  —  The team at CloudFlare is excited to announce the release of Universal SSL™.  Beginning today, we will support SSL connections to every CloudFlare customer …

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David Meyer / Gigaom: Uber tries to get German cab drivers on board with UberTaxi launch  —  After courts in Hamburg and Berlin upheld bans on Uber's services, the company announced the opening of its traditional-taxi-friendly UberTaxi service in those cities.  —  Uber has introduced its UberTaxi service in Berlin and Hamburg …

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Edward Wyatt / New York Times: With Perspective From Both Sides of His Desk, F.C.C. Chairman Ponders Net Neutrality  —  WASHINGTON — As a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, Tom Wheeler played a role in shaping almost every major telecommunications policy and innovation over the last three decades.

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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch: Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next  —  On-demand shipping startup Shyp is now officially expanding beyond San Francisco, launching its service in New York City after just a few weeks in private beta.  In addition, the company is today announcing that its service will land in Miami …

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Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia: Mobile messaging app FireChat flares up in Hong Kong amid Occupy Central protests  —  Last night marked a historic moment in Hong Kong as peaceful demonstrators fell subject to police aggression.  Under the banner of Occupy Central, tens of thousands of locals (organizers say 60,000 …

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Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal: Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue Store  —  Flagship Store to Take Over Fendi Space  —  Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.  —  The software company confirmed that it will be setting up shop at 677 Fifth Ave. as it continues to expand its retail presence …

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AppleInsider: European Commission seeking retroactive tax windfall from Apple Inc subsidiary in Ireland  —  The European Commission is expected to release a report this week alleging that Ireland provided illegal “state aid” to Apple when it set tax rates for the company in 1991 and 2007 …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren't Facebook  —  Investors and analysts spent years clamoring for Facebook to start up an ad network, and earlier this year it obliged them.  —  And now Facebook is rolling out another one.  —  Caveat — this isn't an ad network in a formal sense.

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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica: Samsung Gear VR hands-on: a solid virtual reality experience, but lack of lateral head tracking noticeable  —  Hands-on: Gear VR is better than smartphone VR has a right to be  —  Over the last few years, I've tried a number of virtual reality “solutions” that involve popping a smartphone …

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with database and Java available as a service  —  Oracle detailed on Sunday evening its upgraded cloud suite that includes the ability for customers to use its flagship database in the cloud as well as on-premise.  Executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison talked …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking  —  As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices.

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Erika Adams / Racked National: How case makers prepare for iPhone launches, often risking thousands on unconfirmed specs  —  By The Numbers: The Big Money, High-Stakes iPhone Case Race  —  Apple's newest phones sold 10 million units last weekend—strange reports of bending aside, they're breaking records left and right.

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Economist: Schmidt and Rosenberg's “How Google Works” details company culture, glosses over negative public perception and legal issues  —  Don't be modest  —  AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online.  As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking.

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Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters: Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests  —  (Reuters) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times.

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