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November 23, 2015, 8:50 PM

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Klint Finley / Wired:
Automattic, in move away from PHP, launches new, open sourced admin interface for WordPress.com built on Node.js and React, releases Mac OS X app  —  WordPress.com Gets a New Face and Joins the JavaScript Age  —  The popular blogging site WordPress.com unveiled a new admin interface today …
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Square starts shipping its chip card reader with Apple Pay support; Samsung Pay now supports Chase cards  —  Square rolls out readers to accept Apple Pay  —  NEW YORK — Square is rolling out new mobile payment readers to 100 local businesses around the country, allowing such merchants …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and new GPU profiler  —  At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE).  Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, and a new GPU profiler.
Paresh DaveContact / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat's Story Explorer lets you view event-related Snaps from other users, available for New York and Los Angeles Live Stories today  —  Inside Snapchat's newest feature: Story Explorer  —  Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Evan Spiegel grabs his iPhone, opens his Venice company's app and taps an icon for “Los Angeles.”
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates  —  Root certificate debacle that hit Lenovo now visits the House of Dell.  —  In a move eerily similar to the Superfish debacle that visited Lenovo in February, Dell is shipping computers that come preinstalled …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches Compare for mortgages in partnership with Zillow and LendingTree, available only in California for now  —  Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon  —  Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California.
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones  —  If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed:
By delivering flu shots and hiring its first health advisor, Uber signals intent to shake up health care  —  The Uber Will See You Now  —  Jessica Funcannon getting a flu vaccination shot from Nurse Jerry Palacios at her workplace during the UberHealth day in Chicago last year.
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