Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:

Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App  —  Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use.  To date, that’s meant the web, mobile web, and some native apps for iPhone and Android.


Eric Johnson / Re/code:

Leap Motion Hooks Up to Oculus for Controller-Free Virtual Reality  —  Earlier this year, Facebook turned “Oculus” into a household name by betting $2 billion that virtual reality is ready for prime time.  —  One problem with that vision, as we’ve written before, is that there’s no clear standard …


Christina Bonnington / Wired:

Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments  —  Platforms like Google Wallet, Isis, and Square have been around for years, while Apple has remained curiously silent on the mobile payments front.  Well not anymore.  —  The company’s next iPhone will feature its own payment platform …


Rich Trenholm / CNET:

Samsung UHD bringing Amazon 4K streaming from October, also adding Netflix 4K in Europe  —  Samsung bets on 4K Amazon and Netflix streaming to make UHD TV more tempting  —  The Korean tech giant wants to persuade you to fork out for 4K by offering movies and TV shows from Amazon and Netflix in eye-watering detail.


Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:

Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App  —  Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace”, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit.


Bloomberg:

Profile: Lee Jae Yong, Samsung’s heir apparent and the man credited with forging a relationship with Apple  —  Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as ‘God’  —  When Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Chairman Lee Kun Hee toured his factories, the preparations were worthy of a head of state.


Richard Lawler / Engadget:

Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G connectivity, 2″ screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, running Tizen  —  Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch doesn’t need a phone to get online or make calls  —  Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S has a twist: there’s a 3G modem inside.

Peter Bright / Ars Technica:

Chrome 64-bit browser finally available as a stable version  —  Google today released a 64-bit stable version of its Chrome browser for Windows systems.  The 64-bit support has been in testing since June, and as of Chrome version 37 it has made it to the mainstream version.


Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:

Facebook hires team behind WaveGroup for in-house sound design  —  Facebook didn’t actually acquire a sound studio, but it did hire audio engineers  —  Part of Facebook’s overall strategy appears to include creating original audio content, as evident by a handful of recent hires who previously worked at sound studio WaveGroup Sound.


Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:

Chrome 37 launches with DirectWrite support for better-looking fonts on Windows, revamped password manager  —  Google today released Chrome version 37 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Among the changes are better-looking fonts on Windows and a revamped password manager; you can update …