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Messaging app Line gets serious about privacy with Telegram-inspired 'hidden chat' feature (Jon Russell/The Next Web)

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Jon Russell / The Next Web:Messaging app Line gets serious about privacy with Telegram-inspired ‘hidden chat’ feature  —  Line is finally getting serious about security after it added encrypted chat options to its messaging service today with an update that is reminiscent of rival app Telegram.

Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle (Alexia Tsotsis/TechCrunch)

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle  —  Despite Aereo's trouble in the Supreme Court, the hope of disrupting the TV industry is still alive in the tech world.  —  A new startup led by Aol and Dish veteran Neil Davis is in the process of raising $50 million to fill that void.

Live: Facebook's Q2 Earnings and Conference Call (Brian R. Fitzgerald/Wall Street Journal)

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Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:Live: Facebook's Q2 Earnings and Conference Call  —  Facebook 's showed no signs of slowing down, posting revenue of $2.91 billion on profit of 30 cents a share.  Wall Street had expected revenue of $2.8 billion on profit of 32 cents a share.  —  We're live-blogging the conference call with analysts, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.

30% of Facebook's 1.32B users are mobile-only; total mobile users grew 31% in a year to 1.07B (Ellis Hamburger/The Verge)

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:30% of Facebook's 1.32B users are mobile-only; total mobile users grew 31% in a year to 1.07B  —  Facebook's new stats: 1.32 billion users per month, 30 percent only use it on their phone  —  Facebook announced its second quarter 2014 earnings today, and one fact is becoming more and more obvious.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

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Advocatus Diaboli sends this report: The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. ...The heart of the document revolves around the rules for placing individuals on a watchlist. "All executive departments and agencies," the document says, are responsible for collecting and sharing information on terrorist suspects with the National Counterterrorism Center. It sets a low standard—"reasonable suspicion"—for placing names on the watchlists, and offers a multitude of vague, confusing, or contradictory instructions for gauging it. In the chapter on "Minimum Substantive Derogatory Criteria"—even the title is hard to digest—the key sentence on reasonable suspicion offers little clarity. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Angie's List forecasts revenue below Street

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(Reuters) - Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, forecast quarterly revenue below estimates and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as it spent more to sign up customers.

Angie's List forecasts revenue below Street

(25 minutes ago)
(Reuters) - Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, forecast quarterly revenue below estimates and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as it spent more to sign up customers.

Some WSJ computer systems taken offline after cyber attack: Dow Jones

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(Reuters) - Computer systems containing the Wall Street Journal's news graphics were hacked by outside parties, according to the paper's publisher Dow Jones & Co.

Qualcomm delivers blowout Q3, but cuts outlook over China woes (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:Qualcomm delivers blowout Q3, but cuts outlook over China woes  —  Summary: Mobile processor giant Qualcomm said a regulatory investigation in China and licensees that aren't reporting sales of licensed products will hurt fourth quarter results.  —  Qualcomm delivered strong fiscal third quarter sales …

Uber officially returns to Windows Phone (Sam Sabri/Windows Phone Central)

(49 minutes ago)
Sam Sabri / Windows Phone Central:Uber officially returns to Windows Phone  —  Welcome Uber back to Windows Phone.  The official Uber app for Windows Phone was first launched in March 2013 but pulled from the Window Phone Store last August.  That first app wasn't anything to write home about and customers complained enough that it was removed.

Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% White, 29% Asian (Janet Van Huysse/The Twitter Blog)

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Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog:Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% White, 29% Asian  —  Building a Twitter we can be proud of  —  At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet.  We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.

AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound (Roger Cheng/CNET)

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Roger Cheng / CNET:AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound  —  AT&T's so-called post-paid showed surprising growth, adding more smartphone customers in the period.  —  AT&T's customer growth continued to surge in the second quarter even as it missed Wall Street's earnings and sales expectations.

Seven Arrested in StubHub Cyberfraud Case

(One hour ago)
A cybercrime ring allegedly hacked into StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets to concerts and otehr events.

'Just Let Me Code!'

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An anonymous reader writes: Andrew Binstock has an article about the ever-increasing complexity required to write code. He says, "I got into programming because I like creating stuff. Not just any stuff, but stuff other people find useful. I like the constant problem solving, the use of abstractions that exist for long periods nowhere but in my imagination, and I like seeing the transformation into a living presence. ... The simple programs of a few hundred lines of C++ long ago disappeared from my experience. What was the experience of riding a bicycle has become the equivalent of traveling by jumbo jet; replete with the delays, inspections, limitations on personal choices, and sudden, unexplained cancellations — all at a significantly higher cost. ... Project overhead, even for simple projects, is so heavy that it's a wonder anyone can find the time to code, much less derive joy from it. Software development has become a mostly operational activity, rather than a creative one. The fundamental problem here is not the complexity of apps, but the complexity of tools. Tools have gone rather haywire during the last decade chasing shibboleths of scalability, comprehensiveness, performance. Everything except simplicity." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

F5 Networks third-quarter revenue rises 19 percent

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(Reuters) - Network equipment maker F5 Networks Inc reported a 19 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by strong sales of its data traffic management and network security products.

AT&T falls short of revenue estimates, sees record low churn

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose, but slightly less than Wall Street forecasts, as a popular offering to bill customers for devices separately from their wireless plans drew in the most contract subscribers in five years.

Qualcomm's third-quarter revenue beats Street

(One hour ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc posted higher fiscal third-quarter revenue that beat analysts' expectations as demand in the smartphone market shifts to China and other price-sensitive developing countries.

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61 percent

(One hour ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc grew its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

U.S. to Internet providers: We are watching your speed promises

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.

Facebook second-quarter revenue increases 61 percent

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc increased its revenue 61 percent in the second quarter, beating Wall Street's target as the Internet company benefited from strong demand for its mobile advertising business.

Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results (Facebook)

(One hour ago)
Facebook:Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  —  “We had a good second quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Our community has continued to grow …

Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion, In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion, In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users  —  Facebook's earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014 .  It now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654million daily mobile users.

U.S. to Internet providers: We are watching your speed promises

(One hour ago)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties.

Uber's back on Windows Phone minus some key features

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If you've hailed an Uber ride on a Windows Phone handset, you're aware that the you were beamed to the service's mobile site rather via a full-fledged app. That changed today, as the taxi outfit returns to Microsoft's mobile OS with proper software....

Channel Islands to get 4G network

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Channel Islands customers will have access to a next generation mobile network by early 2015 according to the regulator.

10 theories about the Brooklyn Bridge flags

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White flags over New York City landmark prompt Twitter speculation and media frenzy.

Samsung's Developers Conference returns Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco (Jordan Kahn/9to5Google)

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:Samsung's Developers Conference returns Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco  —  Samsung announced today that its official Developers Conference is returning again this year and will kick off November 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco.  Last year, Samsung held its first developer conference …

Humans Mistaken For Machines During Turing Tests

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No machine has yet succeeded to reliably convince people it's real — and in fact, a few humans have failed, too, as a new study points out.

Facebook and Twitter Aim to Tap E-Commerce Market

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The social networking sites are testing out "buy" buttons in an effort to tap into the $304 billion that estimates show will be spent on e-commerce this year.

Sprint and Google partner up to push Google Apps for enterprise (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:Sprint and Google partner up to push Google Apps for enterprise  —  The struggling carrier looks to other services to boost revenue  —  Sprint and Google are today announcing a new partnership which allows Sprint to sell Google's Apps for Business services to its enterprise customers starting next month.

AT&T, Chernin Group close to deal to buy YouTube network Fullscreen: tech blog

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and the Chernin Group are close to buying a majority slice of Fullscreen, in a deal that will value the popular YouTube video network at $200 million to $300 million, tech blog Re/code cited sources familiar with the target company as saying.

Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD

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MojoKid writes: Intel just launched their new SSD 2500 Pro series solid state drive, the follow-up to last year's SSD 1500 Pro series, which targets corporate and small-business clients. The drive shares much of its DNA with some of Intel's consumer-class drives, but the Pro series cranks things up a few notches with support for advanced security and management features, low power states, and an extended management toolset. In terms of performance, the Intel SSD 2500 Pro isn't class-leading in light of many enthusiast-class drives but it's no slouch either. Intel differentiates the 2500 Pro series by adding support for vPro remote-management and hardware-based self-encryption. The 2500 Pro series supports TCG (Trusted Computing Group) Opal 2.0 features and is Microsoft eDrive capable as well. Intel also offers an administration tool for easy management of the drive. With the Intel administration tool, users can reset the PSID (physical presence security ID), though the contents of the drive will be wiped. Sequential reads are rated at up to 540MB/s, sequential writes at up to 480MB/s, with 45K – 80K random read / write IOps. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

FiftyThree launches SDK to bring its 'Pencil' Bluetooth stylus to other iOS apps (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:FiftyThree launches SDK to bring its ‘Pencil’ Bluetooth stylus to other iOS apps  —  FiftyThree, the developers behind the popular drawing app Paper, today announced its releasing an SDK that will let all developers take advantage of its Pencil stylus for iOS devices.

'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

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Dave Knott writes: Scientists from the University of Maryland say they have turned thin air into an "optical fiber" that can transmit and amplify light signals without the need for any cables. As described in the research, this was accomplished by generating a laser with its light split into a ring of multiple beams forming a pipe. Very short and powerful pulses from the laser are used to heat the air molecules along the beam extremely quickly. Such rapid heating produces sound waves that take about a microsecond to converge to the center of the pipe, creating a high-density area surrounded by a low-density area left behind in the wake of the laser beams. The lower density region of air surrounding the center of the air waveguide has a lower refractive index, keeping the light focused, and allowing the higher-density region (with its correspondingly higher index of refraction) to act like an optical fiber. The findings, reported in the journal Optica, have applications in long range laser communications, high-resolution topographic mapping, air pollution and climate change research, and could also be used by the military to make laser weapons. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Valve's Steam Controller now has a thumbstick

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It seems like every time we see Valve's Steam Controller, it gets a little more traditional. First the company abandoned the gamepad's ambitious touchscreen for eight buttons (a makeshift d-pad and the standard X, Y, B and A toggles) -- now it seems...

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

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Due to a reporting error, the story "Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses," posted Tuesday, provided an incorrect breakdown of Microsoft's fourth-quarter revenue.

Chernin and AT&T Set to Buy Control of Fullscreen YouTube Network (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

(2 hours ago)
Peter Kafka / Re/code:Chernin and AT&T Set to Buy Control of Fullscreen YouTube Network  —  Fullscreen, the YouTube network that has been talking to prospective buyers for months, is ready to make a deal.  Sources familiar with the company say it is finalizing a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media …

Sense sleep tracker uses two devices to analyze your room conditions and sleep patterns (Ellis Hamburger/The Verge)

(2 hours ago)
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:Sense sleep tracker uses two devices to analyze your room conditions and sleep patterns  —  Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep  —  This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns  —  At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

(2 hours ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story "Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses," posted Tuesday, provided an incorrect breakdown of Microsoft's fourth-quarter revenue.

Pebble: Next-gen wearables will require new tech, also your personal data

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One of the most successful purveyors of wearable technology says that there are technical hurdles -- as well as philosophical ones -- to be overcome before the next generation of devices can emerge.

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

(2 hours ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story "Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses," posted Tuesday, provided an incorrect breakdown of Microsoft's fourth-quarter revenue.

Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

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Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner's plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end.

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

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Seagate announced today Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.
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