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Jack Smith IV / Betabeat: Gett Now Pays Drivers Over Twice As Much As Uber  —  Offering $10 rides anywhere in Manhattan brought in the users.  Now they need the drivers.  —  When Gett Taxi, the dark horse competition in New York for Uber and Lyft, started offering a flat rate of $10 for rides anywhere in Manhattan, it put them on the map in NYC overnight.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Docker container support coming to Microsoft's next Windows Server release  —  Summary: Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.  —  Docker container support …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: HBO will offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015  —  HBO Says Web Subscriptions Coming in 2015  —  HBO says it's finally ready: Sometime in the next year the pay TV service will be selling a Web-only offering.  —  HBO CEO Richard Plepler, speaking at an investor presentation hosted …

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Husain Sumra / MacRumors: Initial iPad Air 2 Supplies May Be Limited, 27-Inch Retina Display iMac Launching by End of 2014  —  Just about a day before Apple's October 16 media event, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report, saying that he expects supplies of iPad Air 2s to be constrained.

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Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld: ‘Hurricane Panda’ hackers used Microsoft zero-day  —  The group, which targets technology infrastructure companies, is believed to be linked to China's government  —  One of the zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft on Tuesday had been used for some time by a group with suspected Chinese government ties …

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Rob Hayes / abc7.com: Disney Accelerator program invests in 10 tech startups  —  Ten companies, 15 weeks and $120,000.  Three components of Disney Accelerator, a mentorship and investment program designed for tech startups with a focus on media and entertainment.  —  The program brings together ten companies for 15 weeks to incubate their ideas.

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Asus' PadFone X mini $200 phone-tablet hybrid with Intel processor coming to AT&T on Oct 24th  —  Intel finally gets a break with big smartphone chip customer Asus  —  Above: Asus smartphone with Intel chips  —  Intel finally has a big customer for its smartphone chips.

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Michael Brown / PC World: Sonos Boost, a high-power signal amplifier, now available for $99  —  Sonos Boost promises to eliminate network dead spots on a Sonos network  —  If you own a Sonos multi-room audio system but have trouble with dead spots, Sonos has good news for you: The all-new Sonos Boost …

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Brad Molen / Engadget: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now  —  What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world.  Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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Matt Brian / Engadget: Amazon UK launches free same-day collection for Prime members  —  In a bid to deal another blow to bricks-and-mortar stores in the UK, Amazon is branching out into same-day deliveries.  It's teamed up with newspaper distributor Connect Group to launch “Pass My Parcel,” which will ensure packages …

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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu: Polish startup Brainly raises $9m to make a major push into the US with its social learning platform  —  Brainly, the Polish edtech startup that we recently paid a visit, has closed a $9 million round from lead General Catalyst Partners, Point Nine Capital and Runa Capital.

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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Leaked: Fitbit Charge, like Force but without nickel, and Charge HD with heart rate monitoring  —  Exclusive: Fitbit Charge and Charge HR Images and Full Features List  —  After earlier reports that Fitbit may be working on two new activity trackers, a tipster has sent us what appears …

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Dave Smith / Business Insider: How Seth Weintraub, an IT professional, started one of the biggest Apple news blogs, 9to5Mac  —  How An IT Guy Stranded In Paris Turned Himself Into The Most Powerful Source Of Apple News  —  There's one website that breaks more Apple news than any other — 9to5Mac.

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Qualcomm buys Bluetooth and GPS chip maker CSR for $2.5B  —  Qualcomm announced that it has agreed to acquire chip maker CSR for $2.5 billion in cash as part of its continuing strategy to dominate the electronics in mobile devices.  —  San Diego, Calif.-based Qualcomm will add a wide variety …

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Kyle Wagner / Deadspin: The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate  —  Over the weekend, a game developer in Boston named Brianna Wu fled her home after an online stalker vowed to rape and kill her.  She isn't the first woman who's been forced into hiding by aggrieved video game fans associated with Gamergate …

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Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss / Reuters: NY state says bitcoin software developers don't need license  —  (Reuters) - New York will not require digital currency software developers to obtain a “BitLicense” to operate in the state, said Benjamin Lawksy, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, on Tuesday.

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Hayden Dingman / PC World: Humble Bundle, Mozilla team up to make full PC games playable in your web browser  —  For longtime Humble Bundle fans, this week's game offerings might look a bit staid.  Osmos, Voxatron, Dustforce, FTL, Zen Bound 2—there are quite a few repeats from earlier bundles.

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Harry McCracken / Fast Company: A First Look Deep Inside Amazon Game Studios  —  To trace the beginnings of Amazon's interest in the game business, you need to go back a long way—at least to the holiday season of 1999.  That's when the company, best known at the time as “Earth's largest bookstore,” began offering video games …

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Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code: Apple Asks Court's Permission to Challenge GT Bankruptcy — In Secret  —  Apple is seeking court permission to lodge its objections to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing in secret, to protect details of its confidential agreements with its would-be supplier of sapphire crystal.

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Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire: Microsoft fixes vulnerability used in ‘Sandworm Team’ attacks … What do NATO, the Ukraine and European telecom companies all have in common?  They've all been targeted by a hacking group using an undisclosed vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patched today.

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Richard Barnes / Mozilla Security Blog: Firefox will disable SSL 3.0 in version 34, to be released Nov. 25  —  The POODLE Attack and the End of SSL 3.0  —  Summary  —  SSL version 3.0 is no longer secure.  Browsers and websites need to turn off SSLv3 and use more modern security protocols as soon as possible, in order to avoid compromising users' private information.

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Adam Langley / ImperialViolet: POODLE detailed; how to disable SSL 3.0 in Chrome, Firefox; disabling it on servers may break IE6  —  POODLE attacks on SSLv3  —  My colleague, Bodo Möller, in collaboration with Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz (also Googlers), just posted details about a padding oracle attack against CBC-mode ciphers in SSLv3.

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: SAP Cloud Apps Will Now Run on IBM's SoftLayer  —  German business software company SAP and computing giant IBM are teaming up in the cloud.  SAP says it has tapped IBM's SoftLayer service to run its suite of cloud-ready business applications.  —  The plan calls for SAP to let its customers run …

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Bodo Möller / Google Online Security Blog: Google discloses POODLE, a vulnerability in the design of SSL 3.0  —  This POODLE bites: exploiting the SSL 3.0 fallback  —  Today we are publishing details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0.  This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.

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Bodo Möller / Google Online Security Blog: This POODLE bites: exploiting the SSL 3.0 fallback  —  Today we are publishing details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0.  This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.  I discovered this issue in collaboration …

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