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Streaming Music Service Deezer Buys Podcast Service Stitcher — Subscription music service Deezer has purchased Stitcher, the Web audio service that specializes in talk radio and podcasts. Deezer, which is best known outside the U.S., and is trying to break into the American market, says it will keep Stitcher's Android and iOS podcast apps running as standalone products.

The Ebola Crisis and Where Big Data Can Help — Like fighting a forest fire with spray bottles. That was how one health worker described the challenge facing international efforts to halt the spread of Ebola. The West Africa outbreak was first confirmed by the World Health Organization back in March.

Apple Pay (Comic) — Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

Apple Pay Review: the Re/code, Bi-coastal, Team Test — Amid all the products Apple introduced this fall, the most impactful might be one that isn't a physical product at all: Apple Pay. It's a service that allows you to load digital versions of your credit cards into Apple's latest devices, and pay for goods with them wirelessly, using a short-range technology called NFC.

LG Gets Into the Smartphone Chip Game — Korea's LG confirmed on Thursday night that it is indeed getting into the business of making its own mobile processors. While most phone makers get their processors from companies such as Qualcomm and Nvidia, a number of players also have homegrown options.

Broadcasters Win Preliminary Injunction Against Aereo — A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. The ruling was another win for major broadcasters, whose copyrights the U.S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated in retransmitting the programming to subscribers' devices via the Internet.

Pandora Beats With Q3 Earnings, Misses on Listener Growth — Pandora Media reported a lower-than-expected increase in the number of people tuning in to its Internet radio in the third quarter, sending its shares down more than six percent in extended trading. The company's active listeners rose 5.2 percent to 76.5 million in the quarter ended Sept.

Should IBM Break Up? — EBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are doing it. EMC is under pressure to do it. Why shouldn't IBM follow in the footsteps of the other big tech companies and break up? Following Big Blue's shockingly bad financial results disclosed this week, CNBC's David Faber raised that very question in an interview with CEO Ginni Rometty, who dismissed the idea outright.

NetSuite Crushes Estimates in Q3 — Cloud software company NetSuite just announced that it significantly beat estimates in its third quarter, and its shares are rising in after-hours trading. Analysts had called for NetSuite to earn four cents a share on $141.6 million in revenue.

Paul Allen Ups His Funding to Fight Ebola to at Least $100 Million — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday that he is increasing his funding of anti-Ebola efforts to $100 million or more. Allen said he is funding a variety of efforts, from treating health-care workers who get infected to helping decontaminate local hospitals. He has also helped establish the website where other individuals can contribute to the efforts.
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Oct 25, 2014

Contrary to reports, Ebola nurse says she did *not* have a fever - external scanner isn't accurate.…

Oct 25, 2014

The nurse who is quarantined in Newark after working w/Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone tells her story.…

Oct 25, 2014

These things popped up like mushrooms the other day. Zipcar competitor owned by Daimler.…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @davewiner: What's keeping you scared of Ebola is also what's keeping you safe.…

Oct 23, 2014

@KurtWagner8 how do you pronounce that? (real question someone - a native English speaker - asked me yesterday)

Oct 23, 2014

Sometimes I don't understand what my Twitter feed is talking about and it takes many minutes before I realize it's a new Facebook product.

Oct 23, 2014

"Skinny bundles" -- broadband + a little bit of TV -- are supposed to be big. But Comcast says sales have slowed.

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