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Unicef Ad About Violence Against Children Will Rip Out Your Heart — Grim doesn't begin to describe the horrific scenario outlined in this advocacy ad from Unicef UK. In the ad, a boy of about 4 or 5 sporting a bruise on his face walks into a pharmacy to get a prescription for gang violence.

Facebook Is a Bigger Source for Political News Than CNN, Fox — Facebook is the second-biggest source where Americans get their political news, trailing only local TV, according to a Pew Research study. The report, based on a recent poll of 2,901 people, found 49% of respondents got political news from local TV and 48% from Facebook in a typical week.

Tim Cook Says iPad Sales Slump is a 'Speed Bump' — Apple's iPad sales have fallen in the past three quarters - but CEO Tim Cook doesn't see that as a sign that the product line is doomed. "To me, I view it as a speed bump, not a huge issue," Cook said during a fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter call with analysts on Monday.

Apple Reports Stellar 4th Quarter — Apple handily beat Wall Street's estimates Monday, reporting earnings per share of $1.42 and revenues of $42.12 billion for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 28. Analysts had been expecting earnings of $1.31 and revenues of $39.8 billion. Apple also said international sales accounted for 60% of revenues for the quarter.

5 Things to Watch for in Apple's Q4 Earnings — There are still two months left in the calendar, but Apple's fiscal 2014 is over. How did it go? We'll find out on Monday afternoon. Analysts are expecting a strong quarter, even though the period from June 28 to Sept. 28 is typically a weak one for the company; its new devices have only on sale for a short period.

Foursquare Launches First Ad Campaign, Now Claims 55 Million Users — Two months after introducing a new logo and app, Foursquare is rolling out its first ad campaign. The outdoor campaign, created by Judd Branding, will run in New York and Chicago. The ads, which will run on New York City subways and on Chicago's bike share kiosks, illustrate how people with very different tastes can use Foursquare to find what they're looking for.

BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit - So Far — For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones and Androids just can't match: a blinking red light. "I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel, a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running business apps.

Snapchat to Begin Running Ads This Weekend — Advertising is coming to Snapchat. After months of reports, the company announced that ads will begin appearing in "Recent Updates." The post didn't outline which brands will be running ads. "An advertisement will appear in your Recent Updates from time to time, and you can choose if you want to watch it.

Amazon's Grocery Delivery Arrives in Brooklyn — Affluent hipsters in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York, will now have another option for grocery delivery. AmazonFresh, the online retail giant's food delivery service, started offering deliveries in Park Slope on Friday, the company confirmed on its website: Re/code reports that Amazon plans to expand its delivery service to other parts of Brooklyn.

Facebook 'Safety Check' Tells Friends You're OK in a Natural Disaster — Some status updates are more important than others. With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you're safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you're OK.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: Yahoo announces a big beat on its third-quarter earnings with $0.52 per share against an expected $0.30 per share. $YHOO

Oct 21, 2014

OK tech press: We get it. Apple Pay is easy to use. Let’s move on.

Oct 20, 2014

Bryan Cranston’s comeback tweet was funny, but that Florida mom had a point

Oct 20, 2014

CFO Luca Maestri says iPad sales were “consistent with our expectations” #aapl

Oct 20, 2014

Macs had their highest market share since 1995 in FY4Q, Tim Cook says.

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