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October 13, 2014, 11:00 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Pay setup detailed & retailers begin training as service launches at Apple HQ  —  The launch of Apple Pay, Apple's NFC and Touch ID-based mobile payment solution, is upon us.  Apple has begun preparing for the launch by kicking off Apple Pay training programs for its own group …
Apple:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Arrive in 36 More Countries and Territories This Month  —  Apple's Fastest-Ever iPhone Rollout Includes India, Mexico, South Korea & Thailand  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms  —  Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous — you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis.  Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though.
Tor Ekeland / Wired:
US should follow UK and Ireland in meting out punishment to hackers that is proportional to the harm they cause  —  America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers  —  “How did you get caught?”  I ask Darren Martyn, aka Pwnsauce, the former member of LulzSec.  —  “Bad Opsec.  Really, really bad Opsec,” he says.
Reuters:
French bank BPCE teams with Twitter to offer person-to-person money transfer via tweets  —  French bank, Twitter team up for money transfers via tweets  —  (Reuters) - One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Fred Pals / Bloomberg:
Dutch Police Arrest Drivers Using Uber App in Amsterdam  —  Dutch police arrested four drivers in Amsterdam early Sunday after they were found to be improperly using the Uber app for taxi services, posing another challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.'s efforts to expand in Europe.
More: Engadget and Gigaom
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
A profile of Product Hunt founder and tech tastemaker Ryan Hoover  —  The 27-Year-Old Who Tells Investors and Reporters What's New in Tech  —  Ryan Hoover was dancing with some friends at DNA Lounge in San Francisco last month when a stranger suddenly turned to him and asked, “Are you Ryan from Product Hunt?”
More: Oatmeal StoutTweets: @cbm and @rrhoover
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
USPTO “business method” patent rejections increase to 78% in July, up from 24% in January, after Alice v. CLS Bank SCOTUS June decision  —  The patent office is rejecting a lot more software patents  —  A June Supreme Court decision on the legality of software patents has been sending shockwaves through the legal system.
Jason Hahn / Digital Trends:
Samsung announces 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi technology that increases max transmission speeds from 866 Mbps to 4.6 Gbps, expects first products in 2015  —  Samsung just figured uot a way to make Wi-Fi five times faster  —  When it comes to Wi-Fi, it's a tale of two speeds: the theoretical and the actual.

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