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November 17, 2014, 7:20 PM

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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  —  Snapchat to Let You Send Money to Friends, Thanks to Square  —  Snapchat unveiled Snapcash on Monday, a new payments feature that allows users to send and receive money …
Federal Trade Commission:
TRUSTe, which certifies websites for privacy protections, settles with FTC for failing to audit companies  —  TRUSTe Settles FTC Charges it Deceived Consumers Through Its Privacy Seal Program  —  Company Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications, Facilitated Misrepresentation as Non-Profit
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 w/ bug fixes & performance improvements for iPad 2, iPhone 4s  —  Apple has released iOS 8.1.1, a minor update to last month's iOS 8.1 release for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  The public release for iOS 8.1.1 follows a beta release to members of Apple's developer program.
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
NYC announces LinkNYC a free gigabit speed wi-fi network; construction will start in 2015  —  The Plan to Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots  —  Today, the New York City mayor's office announced the winning bid to transform the city's existing payphone infrastructure.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hidden In Spotify's App Code Alongside Uber, Plans To Launch Podcasts And Something ‘Magic’  —  Spotify's upcoming integration with Uber — getting announced formally today — is not the only development the music streaming service has planned to grow its business.
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  —  Intel Reveals Details of MICA Smart Bracelet … Intel CEO Brian Krzanich visited New York's Fashion Week festivities in September to drum up interest in MICA …
Jane L. Levere / New York Times:
Airbnb launches Pineapple, a quarterly print magazine focused on travel; $12 at select stores  —  Airbnb Introducing Print Magazine, Pineapple  —  Following in the footsteps of other digital brands like CNET and WebMD, Airbnb is getting into the print magazine business.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Podcasts are neither exploding nor dying - they've been steadily growing for a decade  —  Why podcasts are suddenly “back”  —  Did you hear?  Podcasts were dead, and now they're back!  —  This story is suddenly everywhere.  It's not extremely accurate, but I'll take it.
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”  —  Biz Stone's Jelly Launches Super So You Can Express Your Best, Craziest, Sexiest Opinions  —  Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's Q&A app Jelly didn't quite blow up …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Apple Adds UnionPay, China's Largest Bankcard Network, To App Store Payment Options  —  App Store customers in China can now link their UnionPay debit or credit cards to their Apple IDs for purchases, Apple announced today.  —  This is significant for Apple and Chinese consumers because China UnionPay …
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  —  Facebook, Google and Apple lobby for curb to NSA surveillance  —  A coalition of the biggest names in consumer technology have backed a US bill …

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