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Andy Baio / Medium: Analysis of 316K #Gamergate tweets in 72 hours: 69% RTs, 25% from recently created accounts  —  72 Hours of #Gamergate  —  Digging through 316,669 tweets from three days of Twitter's two-month-old trainwreck  —  Visualizing the social graph of the #GamerGate/#NotYourShield universe

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Malavika Velayanikal / Tech in Asia: Snapdeal bags $627M funding, Ola nets $210M, as SoftBank ploughs $10B into India  —  The investments into Snapdeal and Ola are part of a whopping US$10 billion earmarked by SoftBank to pump into India's booming ecommerce, telecom, and aviation industries.  Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank …

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Teppei Kasai / Reuters: Japan's SoftBank buys $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal  —  (Reuters) - Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, seeking to tap into potentially huge e-commerce growth in the market with the world's third-biggest Internet user base.

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Julie Bort / Business Insider: Behind VMware's 2012 $1.26B Nicira acquisition and how it led to the uncoupling of VCE  —  The Inside Story Of A $1 Billion Acquisition That Caused Cisco To Divorce Its Closest Partner, EMC  —  Tech giant EMC said last week that it's ending its wildly successful joint venture with Cisco, known as VCE.

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: ARM unveils a trio of graphics chip designs for mobile media processing  —  When it comes to mobile graphics, ARM wants to cover all the bases.  The Cambridge, England-based chip design company is announcing three new graphics processing unit (GPU) chip designs based on its Mali mobile graphics architecture.

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Half of YouTube's views now come from phones and tablets  —  More people are watching videos on smaller screens  —  Where are people watching videos on YouTube?  A little while ago, the majority were on desktop, but now the company says that half are tuning in from mobile devices like phones and tablets.

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: BigPanda takes in $7M to help IT staff spot problems in the data center  —  By hooking up services like New Relic, Loggly and Puppet to BigPanda's cloud-based system, IT staff will supposedly get a better picture of infrastructure-related problems.  —  IT problem-spotter BigPanda plans …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: T-Mobile's John Legere Talks Apple SIM, iPhone 6 Demand, and Landing the iPhone  —  T-Mobile CEO John Legere today took the stage at Re/code's Code/Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, California, where he spoke on the new Apple SIM, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, and the importance of selling the iPhone.

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CRN: NetApp Buys Riverbed's SteelStore Storage Line For $80M  —  NetApp is acquiring Riverbed Technology's SteelStore line of cloud storage appliances for $80 million, both companies said Monday.  —  The all-cash deal will help bolster NetApp's own cloud backup and storage offerings with new capabilities …

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Rich McCormick / The Verge: Tim Cook says Apple killed the iPod classic because it couldn't get the parts  —  Apple CEO justifies shelving iconic device at WSJD Live  —  Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic last month, just short of the iconic MP3 player's 13th birthday.  Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Taiwan's XYZprinting launches $800 all-in-one 3D printer and scanner  —  XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.  —  The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Jack Ma and Tim Cook to talk this week on potential Alipay, Apple Pay partnership  —  Alibaba's Jack Ma “Very Interested” in Possible Apple Partnership  —  Jack Ma, co-founder and chairman of Alibaba and China's richest man, is interested in partnering Alipay with Apple's new mobile payments system, Apple Pay.

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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: Tim Cook says Apple Pay activated in excess of 1M cards within first 72 hours  —  Tim Cook says that Apple Pay is already the leader in contactless payments  —  It's only been a week since Apple Pay made its debut, but apparently the launch has been successful thus far.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Facebook for Android and iOS gets new collage layout and lets you reorder photos before uploading  —  Facebook today announced an update to its Android and iOS apps that focuses on photos.  You can download the new version now directly from Google Play and Apple's App Store.

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Dan Ackerman / CNET: Alienware 13 gaming laptop adds a graphics amplifier for desktop-like performance  —  We've previously seen the upcoming Alienware 13 gaming laptop, a new slim, light, portable system with a 13-inch display.  That laptop, still an unusual size for the gaming PC (14-inch and 15-inch models …

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Alienware Area 51 desktop with latest Intel processor and chipset coming in December, starts at $1,699  —  Alienware shows off its new Area-51 gaming desktop  —  Alienware makes PCs for serious gamers.  That's evident in a demo I saw of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop, which ships to retail Tuesday morning.

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire: T-Mobile now up to 52.9M customers after biggest growth quarter in company history … T-Mobile continues to add customers at a record pace and today reported an addition of 2.3 million subscribers during the third quarter.  —  The Bellevue-based carrier added 1.4 million post-paid customers …

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Derek Walter / TechHive: Google's guide for switching from iPhone to Android locks you into its cloud  —  Following Google's new guide for switching to Android will put you firmly in the company's grip.  —  That's not necessarily a bad thing, as Google has strong cloud services for managing your mail, photos, contacts, and music.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Twitter's Next Targets For Monetization Are Logged-Out And Casual Visitors  —  Twitter reported 284 million average monthly active users in its Q3 earnings today, but with growth down over the last month, the company diverted attention away from MAUs during its call by focusing on another …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Wells Fargo offers up to $20 credits for Apple Pay users, says business Visa support coming next month  —  As others have in promotion of Apple Pay service, Wells Fargo is offering customers up to $20 credits on their bill just for trying out the new NFC-based payments service.

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Richard Lai / Engadget: Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and ‘limitless’ storage to Android  —  You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a “really cool” secret project.  As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience …

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Bing Now Lets You Search By Emoji  —  Want to search for something using popular emoji characters?  Microsoft's Bing search engine now supports this.  —  Bing announced the news in a post today, sharing some examples of why you might want to do this.  For one, perhaps you want to know what exactly a particular emoji means.

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Apple provides details about its $100M pledge to Obama's ConnectED educational program: 114 schools receiving Macs, iPads, and Apple TVs  —  Apple profiles its effort in Obama's ConnectED education program: 114 schools receiving Macs, iPads, & Apple TVs  —  The White House shared earlier …

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg: Twitter Q3 active users up 23% to 284M, a decline of 1% in growth compared to Q2; sales doubled to $361M  —  Twitter's Third-Quarter Earnings Disappoint as User Growth Slows  —  Twitter Inc. (TWTR)'s third-quarter user growth slowed and its loss widened as Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo struggles …

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Twitter: Twitter Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - October 27, 2014 - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Q3 revenue of $361 million, up 114% year-over-year Q3 net loss of $175 million and non-GAAP net income …

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