Tech News 2Night 183 (Transcript)

[Top TN2 Animation ] Tonight! Microsoft announces Windows 10, and eBay and PayPal will split into separate companies.. Tech News 2Night is Next! [TWiT Open] [Main TN2 Open] This is Tech News 2Night Episode #183, for September 30, 2014 This episode is brought to you by: Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. For a free 2 week trial and 10% off, go to, and use offer code TECHNIGHT. I'm Sarah Lane, and it's a big day for Microsoft and to kick off the show we have live and in person Mary J. Foley co-host of Windows Weekly here on TWiT. She also writes for ZDNET on her blog All About Microsoft. "Microsoft Christens Windows 10 - public preview 10/1 -What happened to “9”-- just skipped it? -What is the significance of “10” and in your article you mention this being “the last ‘major’ Windows update” -How is this different or similar to previous operating systems? -The company described 10 as “This will be our most comprehensive operating system” -Is mobile supported? -How will the “Continuum” feature work? -There was talk of this new version being free. -How can people get it and when?" ## Thanks Mary Jo [AD] This episode is brought to you by:, the all-in-one platform that makes it easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. Squarespace has new features, new designs, and even better support than ever. 25 beautiful templates get you started, and a Logo Creator tool helps individuals and small businesses with limited resources to create a simple identity for themselves. if you want help, Squarespace has live chat and email support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plus, there’s a redesigned Customer Help Site for easier access to self help articles and video workshops. it's Inexpensive - plans start at just $8 a month, and includes a free domain name if you sign up for a year. it's Mobile-ready - The new Squarespace Metric app for iPhone and iPad allows you to check site stats like page views, unique visitors and social media follows. And with the Blog app you can make text updates, tap-and-drag images to change layouts and monitor comments on the go. Squarespace has beautiful code, and takes care of the hosting, so you don't have to. [[Call to Action]] Start a free 2-week trial with no credit card required and start building your website. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code TECHNIGHT to get 10% off, and to show your support for Tech News 2Night. We thank Squarespace for their support of Tech News 2Night. A better web awaits...and it starts with your new Squarespace website. Joining us now to talk about eBay spinning-off PayPal is Kyle Russell, Writer at TechCrunch "Today eBay announced plans to spin-off PayPal in 2015. -Nine months ago activist investor Carl C. Icahn “demanded” eBay do this. Why the decision now? -Will getting out from under eBay be helpful or not? -Does this open up PayPal for acquisition by other companies? -Having PayPal buttons on eBay is important to PayPal. How could this change? -Competition is heating up from Apple Pay, Stripe, Amazon and Square card readers. -What management changes can we expect? " ## Thanks Kyle Russell- writer at TechCrunch [Kicker!] Reddit has raised $50 million in a Series B round of funding which puts the so-called "front page of the internet" a $500 million valuation.. but here's a twist, the company plans to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The company hasn’t specifically described how this will be done, but Reddit CEO Yishan Wong says he's thinking about creating a cryptocurrency to be shared with Reddit members, and that Reddit investors have explicitly agreed to this in their investment terms. Wong does say this is still an early-stage effort, though. Reddit currently gets 5 billion monthly page views and 115 million uniques each month. According to the company blog post, the funding will go toward staff expansion for product development, community management, and better tools around moderation and community. [good bye] That's it for this edition of Tech News 2Night. Subscribe to this show at, and write us at Don't miss our morning news program, Tech News Today, tomorrow and every weekday at 10am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. I'm Sarah Lane, thanks for watching.
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