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October 29, 2014, 11:45 PM

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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
CurrentC alerts users of its pilot program that some email addresses were stolen by hackers  —  Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked  —  Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.
TechCrunch:
MCX: open to switching from QR codes to NFC and non-exclusivity; reported hack only occurred at email provider  —  MCX Says QR Payments App Will Pivot To NFC If Necessary, Won't Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity  —  In a virtual press conference today, MCX's CEO Dekkers Davidson said “We're agnostic about technology.
Chris Moody / The Twitter Blog:
IBM to incorporate Twitter data into their analytics tools, enterprise solutions  —  Changing the way business decisions are made  —  We believe that social data has unlimited value, and near limitless application.  Today, we're taking an important step toward unleashing this value through a new relationship with IBM.
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS, And It Looks Awesome  —  Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to support videos running at 60 frames-per-second—plans that would make a huge difference for footage of video games.  Today, the video network has finally started rolling out the new service …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker  —  Microsoft Health, the Microsoft Band, and a plan to unite the world  —  Microsoft's fitness tracking ambitions are not small.  —  Yusuf Mehdi is sitting at a conference table at the company's campus in Redmond …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Unclassified White House network breached by hackers thought to be working for Russia, no system damage or evidence of classified network hack  —  Hackers breach some White House computers  —  Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks …
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
MPAA, movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy against wearables  —  A movie theater industry group and the Motion Picture Association of America updated their anti-piracy policies and said that “wearable devices” must be powered off at show time.  —  “Individuals who fail or refuse …
Joe Rossignol / 9to5Google:
Xiaomi overtakes LG to become world's third-largest smartphone maker  —  The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has surpassed Huawei and LG to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world.  Xiaomi has been making impressive strides since …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player (hands-on)  —  Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now — after two attempts that never really went anywhere =- the search giant seems poised to get it what it wants.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google will discuss ‘major changes and advances’ for its modular smartphone in January  —  Google plans to update developers on the state of its Project Ara modular smartphones at a series of conferences held early next year, where it'll discuss “major changes and advances” …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Report Analyzes Extent of Data Breaches in California  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The constant drumbeat of data breaches won't cease anytime soon, according to a new report from California's attorney general, Kamala D. Harris.  —  There were 167 data breaches reported in California last year …
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Google Hangouts now lets you make free one-minute international calls  —  Google announced yesterday that users in 25 countries will now get the first minute free on international calls to 25 countries they make via its Hangouts app.  —  Google's Hangouts app for desktops and mobile …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
After a blow from Apple, Nomi sells to Brickstream  —  Even the smallest change to Apple's iOS platform can have a huge impact.  Tiny tweaks, such as the decision to improve privacy settings on iOS8, can wipe out whole categories of app makers.  —  Take Nomi, a New York-based startup.

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