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October 25, 2014, 11:30 PM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet, as they prepare to roll out MCX's rival payment system  —  CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet  —  Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A look at CurrentC, the clunky and creepy mobile payments app that Walmart, CVS, and other big retailers hope will help them sidestep credit card fees  —  CurrentC Is The Big Retailers' Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees  —  Long before Apple Pay, big brick …
Noah Everett / Twitpic Blog:
Twitpic agrees to give Twitter the Twitpic.com domain and photo archive, site to remain in read-only mode  —  Twitpic's Future  —  First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months.
Re/code:
Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai  —  Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar  —  In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership …
Adrian Chen / Wired:
“It's like PTSD”: inside the army of outsourced moderators cleaning gore, porn, and hate speech from the Internet  —  The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed  —  The campuses of  —  the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely  —  Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router.  Choose Wisely  —  Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires …
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries  —  A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically.  The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers  —  Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip  —  Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle.
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.  The two speakers, who are successful investors and entrepreneurs …
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Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini 3  —  Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE.

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.
AdExchanger:
Adelphic And Affiperf: No Cookie Targeting?  No Problem  —  Brand marketers might not be diving into mobile video advertising, yet, but they're certainly wading in.  That caution is well-founded since measurement …

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