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November 14, 2015, 1:35 AM

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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Some publishers complain about underwhelming traffic from Apple News, no real-time data on posts and users, delayed comScore integration  —  Publishers are underwhelmed with Apple News app  —  When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company's performance on Apple News last week …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces a ‘lens store’ to adorn your selfies with 99-cent filters  —  In September, Snapchat introduced Lenses, a way to augment your selfies with silly photos and animations: a monocle and mustache, say, or a violent bolt of lightning coming out of your mouth.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Darren Pauli / The Register:
Researcher showcases new Chrome exploit that affects all Android versions, compromises device after visiting malicious site; vulnerability not made public  —  Latest Android phones hijacked with tidy one-stop-Chrome-pop  —  Chinese researcher burns exploit for ski trip.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Crowdsources Business Listing Corrections, Map Edits With Expanded Local Guides Program  —  Google today is expanding its Local Guides program - the company's answer to Yelp's Elites, which encourages and rewards users for providing information on area businesses, including reviews, photos, and other details.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple updated App Store search algorithm to return results even if keyword is not in metadata or title  —  Apple's App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine  —  A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store's search algorithms are returning results.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Google launches Chrome beta for iOS through Apple's TestFlight, first release adds 3D touch  —  Google has quietly launched a Chrome beta for iOS through TestFlight, the beta distribution service Apple acquired last year and integrated into its own developer services.
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft's Project Astoria for emulating Android apps on hold indefinitely, may be shelved completely  —  Microsoft's Project Astoria and Android app emulation not happening anytime soon  —  During Microsoft's Build conference earlier this year the company announced their software Bridges for developers.
Raymond Wong / Mashable:
Facebook is testing the ability to search for posts within specific profile pages on desktop and iOS  —  Facebook may soon let you search individual profile pages (Updated)  —  Update: Friday, 12:33 p.m. ET: A Facebook spokesperson provided the following statement on the profile search feature:
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
‘Nasty’ Bug In MetroPCS Site Left Personal Data of Subscribers Open to Hackers  —  Until this month, if you were one of the more than 10 million MetroPCS subscribers, anyone who knew your phone number could easily get all your personal information from the company's website, including your home address …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections  —  Soon, you may see a warning in Gmail that tells you that an email has arrived over an unencrypted connection.  —  Gmail already defaults to using HTTPS for the connections between your browser and its servers …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
500px Launches Its Photo Sharing And Licensing Platform In China  —  500px, the photography platform where users post and share, as well as buy and sell photos, has become the latest Western technology company to enter China.  The Toronto-based startup launched a localized version of its service in China …
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Ian Kar / Quartz:
Sources: Apple partnering with banks for peer-to-peer payment program to avoid money transmitter licenses, may use iMessage for money transfer  —  Apple is making a grab for Venmo's turf and might use iMessage to do it  —  Apple is wading into Venmo's main business, betting …
Michele Molnar / Education Week:
Education software company Instructure closes first day of trading at $18/share, up 12.5%  —  Instructure Inc., Creator of Canvas LMS, Goes Public  —  Instructure, the company that launched the Canvas learning management system in 2011, became a public company Friday.
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