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Writer — TechCrunch
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Covers:  Windows, Acquisitions, Microsoft, Earnings, Policy, Startups, Funding, Technology
Doesn't Cover: Apple


Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator — Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company.. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with "technology-hardware" products. Google confirmed the departure to the WSJ: "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement.

Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion — Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, and operates in a similar market space.

GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates — GoPro's earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company's investors, with earnings coming in above analysts' expectations For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7% from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013.

Baidu Posts Mixed Q3 Earnings, Sending Its Shares Sideways — Today Baidu reported its third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $2.203 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $1.79. The market had expected the Chinese company to earn $1.69 per share on revenue of $2.22 billion. Excluding the costs of share-based compensation, Baidu earned $1.90 per share (non-GAAP).

Trulia Falls 6% After Reporting Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $67.1M — Shares of Trulia are down sharply after hours following the company posted in-line losses in its third quarter on disappointing revenue. The company lost $0.08 per share on a non-GAAP basis in the period from revenue of $67.1 million.

Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy — Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size. The company released a short statement indicating that it has nearly wrapped "all [of] the 18,000 reductions announced [it] in July."

MobileIron Spikes 5% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ3 Revenue, Lower Than Expected Loss — MobileIron is having a strong after-hours session, after it reported its fiscal third quarter financial performance, including non-GAAP revenue of $33.7 million, GAAP losses per share of $0.20, and non-GAAP losses per share of a more modest $0.15. The market had expected the mobile device management company to lose $0.25 per share.

Comcast Agrees To $50M Settlement In Overcharging Case — Comcast has agreed to a $50 million settlement to a case regarding customers in the Philadelphia area. The lawsuit was filed more than a decade ago. Comcast continues to deny the allegations. The original case failed before the Supreme Court, leading to a reduction in its scale.

Apple Closes At New All-Time High Of $106.74 — Slight amendment: Apple closed today at an all-time split-adjusted high. The company traded for a higher per-share price before its split, but today marks Apple's highest close since its 7:1 share exchange. The company traded in the low 90s following the split, putting its current value up more than 10 percent since the division.

The FTC Sues AT&T Over ‘Unlimited’ Data Claims — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing AT&T for having "misled" millions of customers who purchase "unlimited" data plans for their phones, only to have the carrier later drastically reduce the amount of information they could access.
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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @gnagesh: FCC looking closely at hybrid #NetNeutrality proposals that would involve reclassifying broadband under Title 2:

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