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Apple Sold 39.3M iPhones During The iPhone 6 Launch Quarter, 12.3M iPads And 5.5M Macsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple’s earnings for the final quarter of its fiscal 2014 year are out, and boy did they sell a lot of iPhones. The hardware quarter saw 39.3 million iPhones sold, along with 12.3 million iPads and a very respectable 5.5 million Macs, with the fading iPod category bringing up the rear with 2.6 million sales. (IT news)

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In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Timesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley? Uh, bad? So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom. So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch. So bad that Doug Shorenstein, part of the storied multi-generational family of San Francisco&#8230 (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang LIVE 10.17.14view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Gillmor Gang on Facebook Live FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Our “Sister Show” G3 on Facebook Read More (IT news)

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PlayStation 4 Update Coming On 10/28 Lets You Play Games With Friends Who Don’t Own A Copyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Back in August, Sony started teasing a new feature they call “Share Play”. Though we’re still waiting to see just how well it works, the idea itself is wonderful: once enabled, you can let your friends play your games with you (or by themselves, even) without them actually owning a copy of the game. (IT news)

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AT&T Breaks The Apple SIM’s Best Feature, Locks It Down If You Pick AT&Tview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The idea behind the Apple SIM that comes in the new iPads is most excellent: one sim, many carriers. Whenever you want to switch carriers, you’d just pop into settings and pick the new one. If you want to bring your own SIM, you can — but otherwise, everything happens through software. No swapping SIMs, no ordering new SIMs, no hassle. (IT news)

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Etsy Moves Further Into The Offline World With Launch Of Card Reader For In-Person Paymentsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Crafts marketplace Etsy this morning announced a further expansion into the offline world with the launch of an Etsy card reader product designed for sellers who want to take credit and debit card payments in person. (IT news)

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Twitter Launches Digits, A New Way To Sign In To Apps Without Using Passwordsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today, Twitter announced the launch of a new service called Digits, aimed at application developers looking for a simpler, password-free login option for their mobile applications. (IT news)

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Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify’s $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. (IT news)

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PSA: Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. (IT news)

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Surface Revenue, Reduxview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In about an hour, Microsoft will release the results of its most recent quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The company is expected to report revenue of $22 billion, and earnings per share between $0.49 and $0.55, depending on which set of averaged estimates you trust. That will all come shortly. For now, let’s talk about Surface. Read More (IT news)

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BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plansview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming. That’s certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a France-headquartered startup that was started 10 years ago and just raised a whopping $100 million to expand its business from Europe into the rest of the world. Read More (IT news)

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Uber’s Larger Vehicle Service — UberXL — Hits The Road In London And Manchesterview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Uber is beefing up its presence in the UK, quite literally, today, after it introduced UberXL — its large-seater car service — in London and Manchester. The service allows Uber customers to summon cars with up to six seats in London, while those in Manchester can order cars that hold up to eight people. Read More (IT news)