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Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal: Ex-eBay, Google payments exec Tilenius launches mobile health startup Vida  —  Stephanie Tilenius, who has spent much of her recent career in the payments and commerce business at Google, eBay and PayPal, is getting back to her roots in a way with her latest startup.

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete  —  More than four years ago, Steve Jobs declared war on Flash and heralded HTML5 as the way to go.  You could be forgiven if you thought the HTML5 standard — the follow-up to 1997's HTML 4 — has long been set in stone, given that developers …

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Sam Byford / The Verge: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: more fun and interesting than Note 4, curved screen of little use  —  Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review  —  A special screen on a proven phone — but is curved covetable?  —  I would very much like a flexible smartphone that I could scrunch up like paper and stuff into a pocket.

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Alina Selyukh / Reuters: U.S. regulators to vote on treating Internet TV like cable  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission in coming weeks will vote on whether Internet TV should have the same access to television programming as cable and satellite TV providers, which could shake up competition in the video industry.

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Benchmark takes a small Tinder equity stake in exchange for partner Matt Cohler joining board, with no money invested  —  Sweat Equity: Benchmark Takes Stake in Tinder in Exchange for Matt Cohler Joining Board  —  In an unusual investment configuration, Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark …

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Facebook's prized acquisition WhatsApp lost $140 million last year  —  Facebook's third quarter 2014 earnings are out, and with them, we're getting our first look ever at the financials of messaging giant WhatsApp.  Facebook spent $22 billion in cash and stock acquiring the company …

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Mike Carter / The Seattle Times: FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect  —  The FBI created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times Web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect in a series of bomb threats to Timberline High School in 2007, documents reveal.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Beats In Q3 With $3.2B Revenue, User Growth Up A Slower 2.27% QOQ To 1.35B  —  For the ninth quarter straight, Facebook beat earnings projections thanks to 1.12 billion mobile users contributing 66% of its ad revenue.  Facebook racked up $3.203 billion in revenue with a $0.43 EPS in Q3 2014.

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Facebook: Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  —  “This has been a good quarter with strong results,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We continue to focus on serving …

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Reuters: Following earnings, Twitter stock tumbles more than 10% due to decelerating user growth  —  Twitter's efforts to engage users yet to fully pay off  —  (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's efforts to improve user engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected to gain traction …

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Tim Peterson / AdAge: Tumblr adds autoplaying video ads to dashboards; 11 brands including Lexus and Universal Pictures signed up at launch  —  Tumblr Queues Up Autoplay Video Ads to Hit $100 Million Revenue Mark  —  Universal Pictures, JCPenney, Lexus Among 10 Launch Advertisers

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Steven Levy / Backchannel: Google X's Life Sciences team is developing nanoparticles that enter your bloodstream for early detection of cancer and other diseases  —  “We're Hoping to Build the Tricorder”  —  Google X's Andrew Conrad is developing an early disease detection system that could reinvent health care

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Startup studio Expa launches Reserve, an iOS app for reserving tables at top-tier restaurants and charges users $5 per reservation  —  Reserve, From Startup Studio Expa, Makes Restaurant Reservations Easier Than Ever  —  A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its …

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Joe Rossignol / 9to5Google: Google announces PwC as latest Apps for Work and Google Cloud Platform partner  —  Google announced on Tuesday that professional services company PwC is the latest business to adopt the Apps for Work suite and Google Cloud Platform.  The news comes less than one day after Google tabbed Squarespace …

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place  —  Google Fit was unveiled to the world back in June, promising a platform to help people track their fitness goals.  It's essentially a set of APIs that lets developers dig in to rival apps and combine data …

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Chris Welch / The Verge: FTC sues AT&T over ‘deceptive’ throttling of unlimited data customers  —  The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T because the carrier throttles speeds of its unlimited data customers, a policy that the FTC describes as “deceptive” and “unfair.”

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Taco Bell releases iOS and Android app allowing customers nationwide to order food for pickup  —  You can order Taco Bell from a smartphone starting today  —  Get ready to order FourthMeal with your smartphone.  Taco Bell will today announce a new app that lets customers nationwide order food ahead …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Android 5.0 Lollipop's security improvements: new unlock methods, full device encryption, more  —  Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop's Major Security Improvements  —  Android's newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3.

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Liana B. Baker / Reuters: Amazon buys comedy entertainment service Rooftop Media, content and team to join Audible  —  Exclusive: Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Verizon & Motorola announce Droid Turbo with 5.2" Quad HD display for $200 on contract Oct 30  —  Motorola's Droid Turbo comes to Verizon on Thursday  —  After months of speculation and a nearly endless stream of leaks, Motorola and Verizon today announced the latest smartphone in the Droid family, the Droid Turbo.

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: McDonald's extends Android NFC payments in all 14,000 US outlets with Softcard tie-up  —  Good news for McDonald's Android-using customers in the US - there is now more options for paying with NFC thanks to a tie-up between the fast food giant and Softcard.  —  To recap, Softcard …

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: IHS: iPad Air 2 costs $275 to $358 to build, implied profit margin of 45% to 57%  —  Apple's Latest iPad Costs About the Same as the First but With Slightly Lower Profits  —  Apple's iPad Air 2 costs roughly the same to build as its predecessor, with profit margins slightly lower than its predecessor …

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: EFF Ranks Service Providers For Who Stands Up To Copyright/Trademark Bullies  —  We've written in the past about the EFF's Who Has Your Back rankings, in which it looks at various internet companies to see who protects your privacy against governments and lawsuits.

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Zac Hall / 9to5Google: Algoriddim brings its popular Mac and iOS ‘djay’ app to Android w/ Spotify integration  —  Algoriddim, the team behind the popular music mixing app djay, first shipped the commercial version of its flagship app in 2007 on the Mac followed by the iPad version in 2010 and the iPhone version in 2011.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Yelp Buys Cityvox To Build Out Restaurant And Nightlife Reviews In France  —  Yelp continues with its march across Europe to build up its reach in local listings in the region.  Today, the company announced the acquisition of Cityvox, a reviews site in France that focuses on restaurants and nightlife and …

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