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Rupert Murdoch urges media firms to unite to fight Amazon and Netflix — The media industry needs its own competitor to online streaming giants Amazon and Netflix, Rupert Murdoch told a technology conference on Wednesday. "As an industry, we need a competitor - a serious competitor - to Netflix and Amazon," Murdoch told the Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, California.

AT&T 'baffled' by charges it misled customers over 'unlimited' data plans — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged AT&T with misleading millions of its smartphone customers on Tuesday, claiming the telecoms giant charged them for "unlimited" data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90%.

Facebook revenues top $3.2bn in last three months as mobile use grows — Facebook's revenues topped $3.2bn in last three months as the social media giant increased its share of the mobile advertising market, the company announced on Tuesday. The figure was a 59% increase on the same period last year and came as the percentage of advertising it takes from mobile grew to 66% from 49% a year earlier.

Twitter reports soaring revenues but struggles to recruit new users — Twitter's share price dropped 10% in after-hours trading on Monday amid continuing signs of slowing growth at the social media company. Results released on Monday for the third quarter of the year show Twitter's revenues soared to $361m, up 114% from the same period last year, beating expectations.

White House warns Christie and Cuomo over Ebola quarantine rules — White House officials warned the governors of New York and New Jersey of the "unintended consequences" of quarantining all medical workers returning from west Africa, amid a deepening political crisis on Sunday over how to counter public fears about the spread of Ebola in the US.

Chris Christie defends Ebola quarantine policy as criticism mounts — New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Sunday defended his decision to impose a 21-day medical quarantine on healthcare workers returning to the US from the Ebola "hot zone" in west Africa, and said it would soon be national policy.

Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations — The chief executive of the "anonymous" social media app Whisper has placed at least two employees on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation by the company. Earlier this month, the Guardian revealed that Whisper, which promises users anonymity and claims to be "the safest place on the internet", was tracking the location of its users, including some who had specifically asked not to be followed.

Ten questions Whisper must answer at its Senate hearing about user tracking — The 'anonymous' social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users raise "serious questions" over privacy and demanded an explanation.

Top senator asks Whisper to explain itself after user tracking revelations — The chair of the Senate commerce committee has said revelations about how the "anonymous" social media app Whisper is tracking its users raise "serious questions" over privacy and demanded an explanation from the company. Senator Jay Rockefeller wrote to the chief executive of Whisper to ask for a detailed, in-person briefing for his committee staff.

Twitter launches new service Fabric aimed at app developers — Twitter made a bold move beyond 140 characters on Wednesday when the microblogging company launched a new service aimed at developers it hopes will get its technology embedded in a new generation of apps and services. More than 1,000 developers packed the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for Flight, Twitter's first developers conference since it became a public company.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @Reddit_Tech_New: "I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too"…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @holmesdm: “Techies aren’t the libertarian heroes of Ayn Rand… [They’re] largely building wealth from government contracts.”…

Oct 27, 2014

RT @RichBTIG: @twitterIR Why do you not disclose DAUs or Time Spent – both would be helpful metrics to evaluate Twitter #TWTRearnings $TWTR

Oct 26, 2014

RT @MartinPengelly: White House warns Christie and Cuomo over #Ebola quarantine rules… and Cuomo responds @Dominicru @LGamGam @RobertsDan

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