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Ooyala, recently acquired by Telstra, buys UK based video ad tech company Videoplaza (Kelly Liyakasa/AdExchanger)

36 min 34 sec ago

Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
Ooyala, recently acquired by Telstra, buys UK based video ad tech company Videoplaza  —  Telstra Subsidiary Ooyala Agrees To Acquire Video SSP Videoplaza  —  The turf war for programmatic video technologies wages on.  —  Video distribution and analytics platform Ooyala …

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AlphaPoint Raises $1.35 Million to Build Intel for Bitcoin (Pete Rizzo/CoinDesk)

3 hours 21 min ago

Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
AlphaPoint Raises $1.35 Million to Build Intel for Bitcoin  —  AlphaPoint has raised $1.35m in new funding to expand its line of digital currency exchange solutions while bringing its products to new international markets.  —  The funding round included VC firms Ben Franklin Technology Partners …

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Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future (Dan Frommer/Quartz)

3 hours 46 min ago

Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future  —  Apple's iPad business was the lone drag in its otherwise strong earnings report today. iPad sales last quarter dropped 13% from the previous year, to 12.3 million, their third straight quarter of decline.

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Apple clarifies Spotlight Search data and location sharing, says information shared is minimal (Rene Ritchie/iMore)

4 hours 1 min ago

Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple clarifies Spotlight Search data and location sharing, says information shared is minimal  —  Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know  —  A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

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OpenStack vendor Mirantis raises $100M in series B, aims for 2016 IPO (Barb Darrow/Gigaom)

5 hours 11 min ago

Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
OpenStack vendor Mirantis raises $100M in series B, aims for 2016 IPO  —  Mirantis hopes massive $100M round will pave the road to IPO-ville  —  Mirantis' goal: Keep building its OpenStack customer base and boost consistency to prep for an IPO as early as 2016.

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Braintree founder Bryan Johnson announces $100M OS Fund to spur founders with audacious ideas (Bryan Johnson/Medium)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Bryan Johnson / Medium:
Braintree founder Bryan Johnson announces $100M OS Fund to spur founders with audacious ideas  —  Change the World  —  A challenge worthy of the greatest hearts and minds of our generation  —  Today I am announcing the OS Fund—$100 million of my personal capital dedicated to investing …

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Mac Mini 2014 teardown: CPU and RAM soldered to logic board, impeding user repairs or upgrades (iFixit)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:15pm

iFixit:
Mac Mini 2014 teardown: CPU and RAM soldered to logic board, impeding user repairs or upgrades  —  Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.  —  It's been two years since the Mac Mini's last appearance on iFixit's teardown table …

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Apple Pay's speed, security, and timing will help push mobile payments into the mainstream (Sharon Profis/CNET)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:45pm

Sharon Profis / CNET:
Apple Pay's speed, security, and timing will help push mobile payments into the mainstream  —  Can a phone replace your wallet?  I went shopping to find out.  —  CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.

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Obama signs "BuySecure" initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US (Megan Geuss/Ars Technica)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:40pm

Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Obama signs “BuySecure” initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US  —  A chip card and the inside of a card's chip.  —  Explain That Stuff  —  On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order to speed the adoption of EMV-standard cards in the US.  The transition to EMV …

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Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M (TechCrunch)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:00pm

TechCrunch:
Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M  —  Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game.  The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll …

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uberX, Lyft approved to pick up and drop off passengers at SFO (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:25pm

Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
uberX, Lyft approved to pick up and drop off passengers at SFO  —  San Francisco International Airport is now allowing the three major on-demand transportation startups to pick up and drop off passengers on its property.  Less than a week after Sidecar gained approval from SFO officials …

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Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:35pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box  —  Summary: In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed ‘San Diego.’  —  Microsoft is teaming with Dell to create an Azure cloud in a box offering for customers who want to run their own, on-premises datacenters.

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App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:30pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company's FY Q4 2014 earnings call that Apple's cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago.

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Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows (Jason Del Rey/Re/code)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:40pm

Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows  —  Square is running a pilot test for a new payroll product as the company continues to expand its offerings to complement its main payments business.  —  The new payroll product, spotted by a tipster, is designed to handle employee payments …

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Apple to introduce new financial reporting methods in Q1 2015; Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPods, and Beats folded into "other" category (AppleInsider)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:25pm

AppleInsider:
Apple to introduce new financial reporting methods in Q1 2015; Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPods, and Beats folded into “other” category  —  Apple may not break out Apple Watch, iPod and retail sales starting Q1 2015  —  During its quarterly conference call for the fourth quarter of 2014 …

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