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December 18, 2015, 8:35 AM

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Andrew Pollack / Bloomberg Business:
Apple and Samsung ink separate agreements with China's UnionPay to introduce their competing mobile payments systems in the country, expect early 2016 launch  —  Apple, Samsung Agree With UnionPay for China Payments From 2016  —  Agreements in China subject to certification from regulators
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Juniper discovers backdoor in its NetScreen enterprise firewalls that allows decrypting VPN traffic, admin access, recommends patching immediately  —  Juniper Finds Backdoor that Decrypts VPN Traffic  —  Juniper Networks today has released an emergency patch that removes what it's calling …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Netflix announces rebuilt Universal Windows 10 app for PCs and tablets, coming to smartphones early next year  —  Netflix's new Windows 10 app embraces Microsoft's universal dream  —  Netflix is making the most of Windows 10 today.  Netflix is updating its Windows Store app …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC wants to meet with T-Mobile, Comcast, AT&T by Jan. 15 to discuss their zero-rating programs  —  Regulators want to talk to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile about sponsored data  —  Federal regulators have asked AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile to meet with them to discuss a growing …
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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Vine introduces personalized Twitter Moment's-like curated channel, For You  —  Vine will now curate a channel of posts it thinks you'll want to see  —  It can be a pain for new users to find stuff on Twitter, so the company spent a big part of its year trying to show users things from people they don't already follow.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ID theft monitoring company LifeLock to pay $100M fine for violating 2010 FTC settlement that required LifeLock protect customer data  —  LifeLock to pay $100 million to settle U.S. contempt charges: FTC  —  LifeLock Inc, which sells identity theft monitoring and fraud detection services …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 14% to 5.1 Mbps, only 5.2% of users have broadband  —  Global average connection speeds rose 14 percent year over year to 5.1 Mbps in Q3 2015.  Unfortunately, just over 5 percent of users now have broadband speeds of at least 25.0 Mbps.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Technology investors describe the cooling in Silicon Valley: lower valuations for top-tier companies, and trouble for weaker startups  —  Silicon Valley's cash party is coming to an end  —  Silicon Valley is cooling, not crashing.  Valuations are falling.  The era of cheap money is over.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter's Head of Video, Baljeet Singh, Is Leaving the Company  —  Twitter's product lead in charge of video, Baljeet Singh, is planning to leave the company early next month, according to multiple sources.  —  Singh, whose title is senior product director, joined Twitter nearly two years ago …

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