November 21, 2014, 9:40 PM

November 21, 2014

9:35 PM  •
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:  Samsung Files Complaint to Block Nvidia Chips From U.S.
8:15 PM  •
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:  Android malware NotCompatible infects 20K a day, according to mobile security company Lookout
7:20 PM  •
Lane Wood / Medium:  Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort media narrative on Uber scandal
6:50 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris
6:10 PM  •
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:  Livefyre Launches Livefyre Studio To Help Marketers Repurpose Social Content
5:15 PM  •
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:  Uber's Rival Lyft Quietly Limits Employee Access to User Data
4:50 PM  •
Parmy Olson / Forbes:  Cloudflare: 500 Gbps DDoS attack, largest in history, carried out against independent Hong Kong news sites
4:23 PM  •
Nate Raymond / Reuters:  Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
4:05 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors: now supports uploading JPG images to iCloud Photo Library
3:40 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Eligible Chromebooks bought before December 31 will come with 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years
3:15 PM  •
Liam Tung / ZDNet:  Google releases Divide Productivity Review app for Android IT Preview Program users
2:50 PM  •
Patrick Klepek / Giant Bomb:  Steam updates Early Access guidelines advising developers to provide a playable game at launch
2:40 PM  •
Financial Times:  European parliament draft motion says breakup of Google should be considered
2:10 PM  •
Edwin Chan / Reuters:  European parliament preparing to call for Google break-up: FT
1:55 PM  •
Lanh Nguyen / Android Authority:  Asus Zenwatch review: classy, elegant, great battery life, low-priced at $200, but with a clunky charger
1:25 PM  •
Liam Tung / ZDNet:  Amazon's AppStream can now stream any Windows application
1:10 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report
1:00 PM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable
12:45 PM  •
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:  Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015
12:20 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Apple launching automated iAd buying with many ad tech vendors including Rubicon, AdRoll, MediaMath, The Trade Desk, GET IT Mobile, Accordant, and Adelphic
11:40 AM  •
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:  Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online
10:55 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started
8:10 AM  •
Geoff White / Channel 4:  UK's Cable and Wireless, bought by Vodafone, helped GCHQ get internet data of millions of worldwide users from undersea cables
7:20 AM  •
Chet Kanojia / All Aereo:  Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, says “challenges have proven too difficult to overcome”
6:35 AM  •
Matthew Weaver / Guardian:  UK moves to shut down Russian hackers streaming live British webcam footage
4:20 AM  •
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:  Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs
1:55 AM  •
Sean Hollister / Gizmodo:  How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality
12:40 AM  •
Reuters:  Obama's immigration plan extends OPT, the program that lets advanced-degree graduates of US schools get temporary work permits, but doesn't address H-1B quotas

November 20, 2014

11:30 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google's Project Loon can now launch up to 20 balloons per day, and they fly 10 times longer than in 2013
10:35 PM  •
Re/code:  Re/code drops comments on its site, noting that most discussion takes place on social media
9:50 PM  •
Josh Kosman / New York Post:  GoDaddy seeks nearly $4.5B IPO valuation, talks diversifying
9:15 PM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million
9:05 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  YouTube Music Awards to Return in 2015, But Not as a Live Event
8:20 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Jaunt VR Releases Its First Content With App That Puts You On Stage With Paul McCartney
7:35 PM  •
Dennis Schaal / Skift:  Sources: Amazon to launch hotel booking service in January 2015
7:25 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon leases 470,000 square-foot, 12-story space in midtown Manhattan for next 17 years
6:50 PM  •
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:  Comcast testing feature to track technicians in real-time; trials begin outside Boston this week, will be rolled out nationally 2015
6:15 PM  •
Jeff Barr / Amazon Web Services Blog:  Amazon's enterprise storage and sharing service Zocalo gets iOS, Android apps, 5TB file support
5:40 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts
5:05 PM  •
Reuters:  Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing
4:40 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Flickr Now Lets You Buy Wall Art From Professional Photographers And Creative Commons
4:20 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Web Video Channel Guide PlutoTV Raises $13 Million
3:55 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Uber's Massive Fundraising Drive Forges Ahead Despite Scandal
3:35 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  The Windows 10 store will let businesses buy apps in bulk and offer private sections for their own apps
3:15 PM  •
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:  Sony Drops Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Universal May Take Over
3:10 PM  •
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:  Twitter launches sharing public tweets in Direct Messages
2:55 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Former Fake Steve Jobs and HubSpot content marketer Dan Lyons to head up Valleywag in January
2:35 PM  •
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:  Foxconn will spend $2.6B to build dedicated Apple display plant in Taiwan
2:15 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Microsoft updates Bing homepage with HD backgrounds, image captions, and new Office Online menu
2:00 PM  •
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:  Google launches Contributor, a subscription service that lets users contribute to participating sites and turn off Google ads
1:45 PM  •
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:  Washington Post launches twice-daily tablet editions on Amazon Fire app
1:30 PM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Exodus of revived Valleywag's original team complete as Nitasha Tiku heads to The Verge to bolster Silicon Valley coverage
1:03 PM  •
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:  Amid Uber controversy, taxi-hailing app Flywheel raises $12M, adds new management
1:00 PM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  Flywheel Gets $12 Million In Series C Funding, Slams Uber And Finds A New CEO
12:30 PM  •
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:  Moleskine launches Adobe Creative Cloud connected Smart Notebook; pre-orders start today for $32.95, ships in December
12:10 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Dropbox's Carousel photo software comes to iPads and the web
11:50 AM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Netflix takes up 9.5% of upstream traffic on the North American Internet
11:30 AM  •
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:  Uber hires former IBM Chief Privacy Officer to carry out internal review
11:25 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Getaround Gets $24M In Strategic Funding To Bring Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals To New Markets
11:15 AM  •
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:  The Basis Peak can now share heart rate data with 3rd-party apps, notifications from phone coming in December
10:55 AM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  Human rights groups release open-source Detekt anti-surveillance software for activists, journalists; available for free, only on Windows for now
10:40 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  iOS 8.1.1 slightly improves iPhone 4S and iPad 2 performance, but interface lag and memory constraints remain
10:05 AM  •
Ben Sisario / New York Times:  Billboard Top 200 album chart will incorporate streaming data starting Dec. 3 from services including Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play, Xbox Music
9:20 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Square Register, Sans Payments And Hardware, Now Works Globally On Android And iOS
8:45 AM  •
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:  Fitbit users can view their data in Apple's Health app with $0.99 3rd-party app Sync Solver
8:10 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Corning announces Gorilla Glass 4, designed to better withstand sharp drops on rough surfaces
7:15 AM  •
Kevin Montgomery / Valleywag:  Uber Wants to Be In Charge of Your Student Loan Debt
6:00 AM  •
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:  Forrester: brands should invest more on their own websites, and Instagram or Pinterest, instead of Facebook and Twitter
4:55 AM  •
Ian Paul / PC World:  Watching shows online is more common now, Flurry says, but TV's hardly dead yet
1:55 AM  •
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:  Default search engine for Firefox in Europe remains Google, Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China
1:20 AM  •
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:  Facebook shuttle bus drivers vote to join Teamsters union
1:10 AM  •
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:  Cloud security firm CipherCloud raises $50M Series B led by Transamerica Ventures
12:25 AM  •
Joshua Goldman / CNET:  Parrot's Bebop smartphone-controlled drone will be available Dec. in the US for $499

November 19, 2014

11:30 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Developers In China Can Now Make Money Via Google Play Apps (But Not In China)
10:35 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Airware's Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures
9:40 PM  •
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:  Advanced Variant of “NotCompatible” Android Malware a Threat to Enterprises
8:45 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  Cisco expects to pay $188M to Rockstar, the Apple-owned patent licensor
7:50 PM  •
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:  Qualcomm to Build ARM-Based Server Chips
7:02 PM  •
Al Franken:  Sen. Al Franken asks Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for answers on privacy, God view tool, discipline for Emil Michael, and tracking journalists
6:45 PM  •
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:  Data virtualization firm Primary Data comes out of stealth, announces $63M funding, brings on Steve Wozniak as chief scientist
6:00 PM  •
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:  Apple partnering with Rubicon Project to sell iAds through company's automated marketplace
5:10 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Salesforce Slips On Weak Guidance, Despite Beating On Both Revenue And Profit In Its FQ3
5:00 PM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
4:55 PM  •
Billy Steele / Engadget:  Barnes and Noble debuts Nook Audiobooks app on Android
4:30 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Motorola's $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced smartphone with the push of a button
4:05 PM  •
Andrew Grush / Android Authority:  Report: Google hopes to launch Play app store in China, moderating its approach with Beijing
3:40 PM  •
Shara Tibken / CNET:  Samsung shifts gears again with Tizen, now targeting $100 phone market, taking on Android One
3:15 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Apple Relabels “Free” Download Buttons On iTunes And Mac App Store To “Get” Following Pressure from EC
2:50 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Google acquires RelativeWave, makes its mobile prototyping software Form, normally $79, free for Mac
2:25 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google's New Bookmarking Interface, Formerly Called “Stars,” Goes Live In Chrome Beta
1:50 PM  •
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg:  Apple still committed to bringing jobs to Mesa, Arizona, plans to repurpose the sapphire plant
1:15 PM  •
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:  Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service
12:45 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Viber messaging app launches Public Chats to let you follow live conversations of celebrities
12:20 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  BitTorrent plans mobile app for sending large files, unveils Sync 2.0 with $40/year pro tier
12:05 PM  •
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:  Google News Displaying “Suggested For You” Stories Customized To Match Your Interests
11:50 AM  •
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:  Uber investor Ashton Kutcher defends digging into “shady” journalists' private lives
11:30 AM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Samsung launches video aggregation app Milk Video, only works on Galaxy devices
10:55 AM  •
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:  Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome
10:40 AM  •
Joab Jackson / PC World:  Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs
10:30 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Amazon's $39 Fire TV Stick starts shipping today, but new orders won't arrive before January 15
10:20 AM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple's iPhone 6 Plus & iPad Air 2 lose out to Samsung & Surface in detailed color accuracy analysis
10:10 AM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Kik Messenger Takes $38 Million in Funding, Buys GIF Startup Relay
10:00 AM  •
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:  Android Lollipop's Trusted Places removes need to unlock device in select geographical areas
9:45 AM  •
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:  Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows
9:20 AM  •
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:  Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Raises Further $60M
9:05 AM  •
David Kravets / Ars Technica:  AT&T amicus brief seeks clarity on whether warrants are needed for customers' cell location data
8:30 AM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Bigcommerce Gets $50 Million to Set Up Online Shops for Small Businesses Worldwide
7:55 AM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative
7:30 AM  •
Mic Wright / The Next Web:  O2 UK launches shared data plans for families and people with multiple devices
7:20 AM  •
Robin Wauters /  Big numbers for Prezi: 50 million users, 160 million presentations created and $57m in fresh funding
7:00 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  500 Startups Launches $10M Mobile Collective Fund, Hires Ex-Dolphin Browser Exec Edith Yeung To Run It
6:05 AM  •
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:  U.K. Government Funds Free Online Courses Teaching Startup Skills
5:20 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  UK to clear 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband use by 2022
4:35 AM  •
BuzzFeed:  Uber investigating its New York GM Josh Mohrer for tracking journalist's location without consent; internal “God View” tool makes tracking customers easy
4:15 AM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices
1:55 AM  •
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:  Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber's Operations
1:40 AM  •
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:  Prosecutors withdraw key evidence in robbery case to avoid revealing how police used phone tracking technology
1:30 AM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Uber risks turning off investors, employees, and the public with its aggressive culture

November 18, 2014

11:55 PM  •
Ross Miller / The Verge:  Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps
11:05 PM  •
Erin Kelly / USA Today:  Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection
11:00 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Google-owned Nest debuts first TV ads for its thermostat, smoke alarm, and Dropcam monitors
10:10 PM  •
Deadline:  Nielsen to begin measuring viewership of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon in December
9:35 PM  •
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:  PayPal unveils Pebble app for notifications, watch-only payments at stores accepting PayPal
8:50 PM  •
Mark Wilson / BetaNews:  Microsoft unveils Office 365 Video for secure enterprise video sharing and streaming
8:45 PM  •
Nancy Scola / Washington Post:  Uber updates privacy policy, reiterating it will only use rider data for “legitimate business purposes”, says it is investigating recent BuzzFeed claims
8:40 PM  •
The Verge:  USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate
8:15 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google's mobile search results get ‘mobile-friendly’ label to show you which sites work best on your phone
7:40 PM  •
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:  Microsoft Fixes Critical Kerberos Flaw Under Attack With Out-of-Band Patch
7:05 PM  •
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:  Coinbase launches Coinbase Tip, a one-click bitcoin micropayments tool
6:30 PM  •
Kevin Montgomery / Valleywag:  Yik Yak sued by former classmate of co-founders who claims he was pushed out of the company
6:20 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Apple told to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from the 1990s
5:43 PM  •
Cliff Edwards / Netflix:  Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015
5:15 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Gruber says next year's iPhone may include a two-lens, DSLR quality back camera
4:45 PM  •
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:  Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology
4:15 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Watch Screen Resolutions: 312 x 390 for 42mm Version, 272 x 340 for 38mm Version
3:45 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apple WatchKit third-party apps require a connected iPhone to function, ‘fully native’ apps coming later in 2015
3:35 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Google releases first set of Android Auto APIs for creating audio and messaging apps for cars
3:10 PM  •
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”
3:00 PM  •
James Trew / Engadget:  Create your own smart home with littleBits' house-friendly kit
2:35 PM  •
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:  Cisco Releases OpenSOC Security Analytics Framework as Open Source
2:10 PM  •
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:  Ex-BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins named CEO and Chairman of wireless charging startup Powermat
1:55 PM  •
Meghan Peters / Facebook Media:  Facebook expands FB Newswire with FB Techwire to flag tech content on Facebook for journalists
1:50 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps to Developers
1:40 PM  •
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:  WeMail Raises $1M From Twitch, Reddit Founders For Intelligently Designed Mobile E-mail
1:25 PM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  With some 650M MAUs, Facebook gives Groups its own app with more control over notifications, no ads for now
1:20 PM  •
Yi Zhuang / The Twitter Blog:  Twitter search finally indexes all public tweets since 2006
1:05 PM  •
Shirley Sun / Facebook:  Facebook launches standalone Groups app for iOS and Android
1:05 PM  •
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:  Nokia releases Z Launcher adaptable homescreen replacement on Play Store with scribble search
12:50 PM  •
Lucian Constantin / PC World:  EFF and Mozilla back new certificate authority “Let's Encrypt” offering free SSL certificates
12:25 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  IBM launches IBM Verse web-based email service, free for individuals, commercial version for business
12:00 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Teespring Raises $35 Million Series B From Khosla Ventures As It Prepares To Expand Beyond Apparel
11:45 AM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  More Than 90 Percent of U.S. Households Have Three or More Devices Pinging the Internet
10:55 AM  •
Lucy Teitler / Motherboard:  Hackers are building and open-sourcing spy tools based on leaked NSA documents
10:50 AM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Tiiny 2.0. update makes images, video permanent by default; adds profiles
10:45 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Google Keep now lets you share notes and collaborate in real-time
10:40 AM  •
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:  Far from killing it, native apps have made the open web even stronger
10:35 AM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption using TextSecure code
10:25 AM  •
Cho Mu-hyun / ZDNet:  Samsung to launch flexible display, cut number of smartphone models by 25-30% in 2015
10:15 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Nokia N1 will be made and sold by Foxconn, will include Google Play in markets where Play is available
10:10 AM  •
Steven Loeb / VatorNews:  Squarespace acquires website building service Brace, which will shut down Jan. 19
9:55 AM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:  Apple will soon let third-party products use its Lightning port, opening up new possibilities for accessories
9:45 AM  •
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:  Nokia launches iPad Mini look-alike 7.9" N1 Android tablet with Lollipop, reversible MicroUSB connector, launching in China next year for $250
9:40 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Amazon has enough free cash flow to compete in the cloud arms race even if it lacks the cash of Microsoft and Google
9:15 AM  •
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:  Square launches old-school physical gift cards, replacing digital ones sent via email
8:20 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  BitTorrent Opens Its Paygate Premium Content Bundles To All Artists, Giving Creators A 90% Cut
7:15 AM  •
Lizzie Widdicombe / New Yorker:  Inside 10x, a talent agency representing superstar programmers
6:20 AM  •
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:  [Update: Ships With Google Apps] Nokia Announces N1 Tablet With Lollipop, 7.9" 4:3 Display …
5:15 AM  •
Eric Johnson / Re/code:  Execs Behind Candy Crush and Angry Birds Back Swedish Game Accelerator
4:10 AM  •
Shawn De Cesari / Android Police:  Android TV Apps Will Be Screened And Approved By Google Before Being Available In The Play Store
1:55 AM  •
John Markoff / New York Times:  Google and Stanford researchers create image recognition software that goes beyond recognizing individual objects, teaches itself to identify entire scenes
1:10 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Cisco launches new telepresence system, Project Squared mobile app
12:35 AM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Google has free speech right in search results, court confirms
12:00 AM  •
James Niccolai / PC World:  Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts

November 17, 2014

11:55 PM  •
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:  OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess
11:20 PM  •
Parmy Olson / Forbes:  Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom
10:25 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine
9:31 PM  •
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:  Uber exec, at NYC dinner with CEO present, suggested digging up dirt on critical journalists
9:15 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Luxe's on-demand valet parking service expands to Los Angeles
8:15 PM  •
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:  Large Number of Tor Hidden Sites Seized by the FBI in Operation Onymous were Clone or Scam Sites
7:40 PM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Swedish ISP protects customers from surveillance with free VPN
6:55 PM  •
Anna Irrera / Wall Street Journal:  Deutsche Bank to set up joint innovation labs with IBM, Microsoft in Berlin, London, Palo Alto
6:10 PM  •
Marco Arment /  Podcasts are neither exploding nor dying - they've been steadily growing for a decade
5:25 PM  •
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:  Wirelurker site in China taken down, suspects arrested
4:40 PM  •
Sydney Ember / New York Times:  Registrations open today for US Marshal auction of 50K bitcoin worth $19M seized from Ross Ulbricht; auction Dec. 4
3:55 PM  •
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:  Intel's MICA smart bracelet with built in GPS and sapphire touchscreen will be available in December with 2 year AT&T contract for $495
3:35 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Snapchat's new Snapcash feature, rolling out on Android now and iOS soon, lets you send money to friends via Square
3:25 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Biz Stone's new app Super prompts users to share opinions and recommendations with images either with a username or as “anonymish”
3:05 PM  •
Federal Trade Commission:  TRUSTe, which certifies websites for privacy protections, settles with FTC for failing to audit companies
3:05 PM  •
Lesley Fair / Federal Trade Commission:  The FTC's TRUSTe case: When seals help seal the deal
2:35 PM  •
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:  Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Dropbox, Evernote, Aol, LinkedIn, Twitter lend support to NSA Freedom Act in open letter to US Senate
1:55 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 w/ bug fixes & performance improvements for iPad 2, iPhone 4s
1:35 PM  •
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:  NYC announces LinkNYC a free gigabit speed wi-fi network; construction will start in 2015
1:25 PM  •
Lucian Armasu / Tom's Hardware Guide:  Sony's new 21MP IMX230 sensor will enable HDR 4K recording and 192-point phase detection autofocus in smartphones
12:55 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Shark Tank-Backed GrooveBook Acquired By Shutterfly For $14.5 Million
12:15 PM  •
Michael J. Casey / Wall Street Journal:  Khosla Ventures, Reid Hoffman, others invest $21M in Blockstream to enable new distributed applications built on bitcoin's blockchain technology
12:00 PM  •
Jane L. Levere / New York Times:  Airbnb launches Pineapple, a quarterly print magazine focused on travel; $12 at select stores
11:35 AM  •
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:  Apple Adds UnionPay, China's Largest Bankcard Network, To App Store Payment Options
11:25 AM  •
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:  FCC will propose raising annual cap on spending for school Internet needs by $1.5B to $3.9B
10:30 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Hidden In Spotify's App Code Alongside Uber, Plans To Launch Podcasts And Something ‘Magic’
10:25 AM  •
Billy Steele / Engadget:  Spotify confirms Uber integration, will launch on Nov. 21st, in 10 cities around the world
10:00 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Vevo Confirms Rio Caraeff To Step Down As CEO This Year, CFO Alan Price Steps Up For The Interim
10:00 AM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box
9:50 AM  •
Spotify:  Spotify confirms Uber integration, will launch on Nov. 21st, in 10 cities around the world
9:15 AM  •
Robin Wauters /  Rocket Internet Q3: portfolio valued at €2.7B, up €74M from IPO, plans 10 new startups in 2015
7:55 AM  •
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:  Foodpanda and Delivery Hero swap subsidiaries in India, Latin America to consolidate positions, reduce competition
7:20 AM  •
Alex Zaharov-Reutt /  Google partners with Australia's biggest telecom Telstra for 20-balloon Project Loon trial in Queensland
6:40 AM  •
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:  Alibaba co-founder and vice-chairman Joe Tsai talks Apple, M&A and the company's U.S. plans
6:05 AM  •
Grady Smith / Guardian:  Forgoing streaming and iTunes sales, Garth Brooks sees meager sales for his comeback album
5:10 AM  •
Connie Loizos / StrictlyVC:  Nest's hierarchical, meeting-centric culture is said to clash with Dropcam's
4:40 AM  •
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:  Sources: Uber's gross revenue expected to hit a run rate of $10B by the end of 2015
12:35 AM  •
Shelly Walia / Quartz:  Uber offers Paytm's prepaid digital wallet to comply with credit card regulations in India

November 16, 2014

9:00 PM  •
Apple:  Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option for App Store Customers in China
8:45 PM  •
Carol Morello / Washington Post:  State Department shuts down its e-mail system amid concerns about hacking
7:15 PM  •
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:  Facebook at Work, now in testing at several companies, will enable document collaboration and chat, and let users separate personal and work profiles
12:35 PM  •
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:  Unshackled raises a $3.5M angel fund to provide visas and paychecks for immigrant entrepreneurs while they build their companies and fundraise

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