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October 2, 2014, 4:20 AM

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Robert Sullivan / Vogue:
A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch  —  How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.  —  I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.
Bloomberg:
Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year  —  Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
At the 11th hour, Verizon decides to cancel its controversial throttling plans  —  Verizon's “network optimization” policy would have restricted speeds for its heaviest unlimited data users when the LTE network was congested.  But Big Red is now nixing the controversial plan.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to refine process of authenticating names; CPO apologizes to LGBT community  —  Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests  —  Drag queens will be able to post under their stage names, the company says  —  Facebook said today it would build new authentication tools …
Paul Graham:
Startups are very counterintuitive, and you can't always trust your instincts  —  Before the Startup  —  (This essay is derived from a guest lecture in Sam Altman's startup class at Stanford.  It's intended for college students, but much of it is applicable to potential founders at other ages.)
Jacob Siegal / BGR:
Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T's lead with new double data offers  —  Over the weekend, AT&T announced a data plan promotion which would allow customers to sign up for double the data at the same price as their current plans.  Not to be outdone, both Verizon and Sprint announced their own promotions …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
EMC names former Apple executive Zane Rowe CFO  —  EMC nabs Apple vet as new chief financial officer  —  Summary: Also listed as an executive vice president reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci, Rowe has a long history in both the tech and finance sectors.  —  EMC has found itself a new chief financial officer.
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:
Dropbox for Android users can now export files to SD cards  —  After several requests, Dropbox for Android users can now export files to their device's SD card.  This new feature will help keep important items like documents and photos accessible whenever offline or switching from one device to another.
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:
U.S. judge rules in favor of Apple in LTE patent case against WiLan  —  WiLan says loses LTE patent case against Apple  —  (Reuters) - Canadian patent licensing company WiLan Inc (WIN.TO) on Wednesday said a U.S. judge had ruled in favor of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in a litigation case against it.
Microsoft:
Windows 10 Technical Preview now available  —  Microsoft introduces the Windows Insider Program and Technical Preview, designed to generate feedback from participants who want to engage in the development of Microsoft's next-generation operating system.
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Silicon Valley Bank:
A Conversation with Steve Ballmer  —  I got a special treat the other night, the chance to interview Steve Ballmer, the legendary Microsoft CEO-turned-NBA team owner.  The event was part of a series of conversations I've …
Zoho:
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