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AT&T Misses Expectations On Q3 Earnings And Revenue — AT&T's third quarter revenue and earnings-per-share missed analysts' expectations as more consumers signed up for cheaper, mobile share plans. Shares of AT&T fell 1.4% to $34.00 after closing at $34.50 in New York on Wednesday. The company reported revenues of $32.96 billion for the three months to September, which fell below analysts' forecasts for $33.22 billion.

Why Twitter Is Paying For Your Cell Phone Number — Twitter wants to gain a bigger presence in the lives of consumers, and so from today it's going behind the scenes of how we connect to our smartphone apps. The most obvious route? Our phone numbers. On Wednesday it launched a new mobile platform for developers called Fabric, and a core feature called Digits that foots the bill to send costly registration texts.

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks — Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, Forbes has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources close to the project say.

Why Apple Didn't Talk About Its Extraordinary New SIM For The iPad — Apple's new, thinner-than-a-pencil iPad Air 2 boasts a powerful processor, faster graphics and a better camera - all enhancements to the same features that have always existed. Yet in the one hour and 20 minute presentation that CEO Tim Cook gave today with other executives, there was no mention of the most important update of all to the Apple's new mobile device lineup: the Apple SIM.

Live Blog: Apple's iPad Launch Event — Apple is holding an event at its headquarters in Cupertino at 10am Pacific time on Thursday, where it is widely expected to unveil new iPads, a new high-resolution iMac and the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite.

3 Reasons To Be Wary Of Secret-Sharing App Whisper's Claim To Anonymity — If the Catholic church didn't collect handfuls of cash every Sunday, it might consider streaming the real-life accounts that priests hear in hushed confession as entertainment. Luckily no one with a dog collar is planning any such enterprise - but the next best thing on the mobile web is.

Pact Is First Health App To Become An Insurance Plan — There are dozens of apps that let you track your activity to try and change unhealthy behavior. Soon, more will share your data with employers to help them track and change your behavior too, all in a bid to cut rising health insurance costs.

Facebook Closes $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal — Facebook says it has wrapped up its landmark $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, a deal that was hashed out in Mark Zuckerberg's house over the course of a few days in February and sealed over a bottle of Jonnie Walker scotch.

The Viral Curse Of Angry Birds: Rovio Cuts 16% Of Staff — Back in 2011, Rovio was reveling in the success of its simple and addictive game, Angry Birds. Its headquarters in Espoo Finland was teeming with new staff members, the walls colorfully painted with birds and pigs from the hit mobile game.

Apple's iPhone Steps Closer To Shaping Your Health Costs — A quiet but important partnership launched Monday between Apple and Humana , a health insurance company that covers 13 million people. The two firms had been collaborating for several months on sharing health data through HealthKit, a behind-the-scenes framework that brings together all of a person's fitness data from different wearable devices and apps into one hub, Health, a proprietary health tracking app for the iPhone.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @outmouth: Whisper content cops see real time posts, not just ones flagged for moderation. So many labor agitation opportunities…

Oct 22, 2014

Twitter's new 'password killer' is actually a clever way to mine phone numbers.…

Oct 22, 2014

How Twitter is cleverly obtaining a flood of new phone numbers to boost its advertising business.… tip @Techmeme

Oct 22, 2014

@amir Thanks. Great scoop - I will link. But any idea if they are def storing numbers? They now deny using them for 'shadow' accounts.

Oct 22, 2014

@kevinweil Will Twitter keep the cell phone numbers it processes through Digits?

Oct 22, 2014

RT @DarthPutinKGB: Anyone know how long the air lasts on a soviet mini sub? Asking for a friend.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @adamlivingst0n3: #voteworm Been working on this for last 2 years. Today it blinks into the light. Pls retweet

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