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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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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: Android Auto developer docs show off more UI, detail 3rd-party apps  —  An example of a generic interface that Google designs.  Developers can customize the colors and icons.  —  7 more images in gallery  —  Google just released a set of Android Auto developer documents to developer.android.com …

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Michael Crider / Android Police: AT&T Promotion Doubles Some Mobile Share Value Data Plans (From 30GB Up To 100GB) From Now Until October 31st  —  Are you and your family so-called “data hounds,” who need much, much more mobile data per month than the average user?  Then for God's sake, avoid the limited plans on AT&T and Verizon …

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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: Japan's SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.4B  —  Source: DreamWorks Animation in Sale Talks With Japan's SoftBank (Exclusive)  —  The company, which has seen up-and-down box office numbers of late, would be valued at $3.4 billion, a source tells THR

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Nathan Grayson / Kotaku: Sony to shut down Playstation Home virtual social hub in March 2015, after six years  —  PlayStation Home Finally Closing Down  —  Goodnight, sweet prince.  You were... you, um... well at least you tried.  —  PlayStation Home, Sony's long-running (though never exactly beloved) …

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Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: Innocuous LGBT sites are often blocked on Wi-Fi provided by businesses like Gogo  —  In 2014, who decides to ban a gay website from in-flight Wi-Fi?  —  If you were gay and a recent passenger on American Airlines, you might have used in-flight Wi-Fi provided by Gogo just like any other customer.

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: Oracle to announce it will offer its database and Java in the cloud, taking on Microsoft Azure  —  For Larry Ellison's Oracle, the Cloud Beckons  —  Business software giant Oracle kicks off its massive OpenWorld conference in San Francisco tonight with a keynote address by founder and newly named CTO Larry Ellison.

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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker: The history of the “right to be forgotten”, and a look inside Google's removal process  —  Google and the Right to Be Forgotten  —  In Europe, the right to be forgotten trumps the Internet. … “We should support the local farm as well as the local confectioner.”  —  BUY OR LICENSE »

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever  —  Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled “How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture …

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica: Microsoft resurrects WinHEC conference after six years, to focus on PC, smartphone and tablet hardware  —  Microsoft resurrects its WinHEC conference for hardware companies  —  Microsoft has announced the return of its WinHEC conferences.  The first of the new conferences will be March 18 …

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Reuters: Alibaba pays $459 million for stake in Chinese hotel tech company  —  Traders work on the floor as they wait for a final price on the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA”, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014.

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: RIAA: revenues from music streaming services have replaced those lost from online sales  —  Music Download Sales Drop, Replaced by Streaming: RIAA  —  For a very long time, any report on the state of the music business sounded like this: Digital download sales are rising, but not enough to make up for the drop in CD sales.

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Scot Wingo / Amazon Strategies: Amazon expands fulfillment center network, bypasses UPS sorting with own “sortation centers”  —  Update on Amazon's Fulfillment Center (FC) Network  —  Every year as we head into the fourth quarter holiday selling season, we roll up our sleeves and update our database of Amazon Fulfillment Centers (FCs).

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: As Roku grows, it's moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels  —  Getting your app onto Roku's platform is free.  But once you start to make real money, the company will ask you to sign a new deal — to the surprise of some publishers.  —  With 1,800 channels and growing …

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William Alden / New York Times: Marc Andreessen says many startups with high cash burn rates will vaporize when market turns  —  Marc Andreessen Sounds Warning on Start-Ups Burning Cash  —  Fretting over a possible downturn in Silicon Valley is now a mainstream pursuit.  —  Marc Andreessen, the prominent venture capitalist …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Ello plans to charge for features, like a one-time fee of $2 to manage two different accounts  —  An audacious plan to fix the Internet's original sin  —  The social networking site Ello is just five weeks old, but damn if it hasnt made an impression.  In the past week …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Forget AOL — Activist Attack on Yahoo Is All About Forking Over Alibaba Cash  —  While the noisy late Friday afternoon attack on Yahoo by perennial shareholder attacker Starboard Value was designed to attract headlines, especially the suggestion that the Silicon Valley Internet giant merge with AOL …

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Experts: Shellshock is just partially patched, underlying problem with Bash remains unsolved  —  Still more vulnerabilities in bash?  Shellshock becomes whack-a-mole  —  It's now bash-a-mole.  —  Sakura - flickr.com  —  Remember when we said that a new patch had fixed the problems …

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Brian Knowlton / New York Times: US State Department fights ISIS social media propaganda with accounts like @ThinkAgain_DOS  —  Digital War Takes Shape on Websites Over ISIS  —  WASHINGTON — Along with its surprising military success, the Islamic State group has demonstrated a skill and sophistication with social media previously unseen in extremist groups.

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: Unpaid programmer who maintains Bash may have inadvertently introduced Shellshock bug in 1992  —  Security Experts Expect ‘Shellshock’ Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant  —  Long before the commercial success of the Internet, Brian J. Fox invented one of its most widely used tools.

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Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine: How Airbnb, in just six years, grew to host 400k guests a night and set off a war in NYC  —  “The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”  —  The war over Airbnb gets personal.  —  One morning a few months ago, New Yorkers opened their eyes to a city that …

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Consumer Reports Online: Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed  —  We stress test Apple's new phones, plus comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTC  —  Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands.

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