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December 20, 2014, 8:50 PM
 

December 20, 2014

7:20 PM  •
Lucian Armasu / Tom's Hardware Guide:  Project Ara Gains Support For Nvidia Tegra K1 And 64-Bit Marvell Chip Modules
5:15 PM  •
New York Times:  Obama administration seeks China's help in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks
4:30 PM  •
Steven Tweedie / Business Insider:  Ex-Apple engineer launches Duet Display, which turns iPads into second displays for Macs, uses wired connector to avoid lag, available now for $9.99
2:25 PM  •
Sam Biddle / Gawker:  Writer whose post helped kick off #HasJustineLandedYet mob recounts meeting and apologizing to Justine Sacco, reflects on his own fumble with Twitter irony
12:40 PM  •
Dave Smith / Business Insider:  Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi closing funding round topping $1B led by All-Stars Investment, valuing the company at $45B
12:10 PM  •
Alastair Sharp / Reuters:  BlackBerry building BlackBerry Enterprise Service into Boeing Black device, an Android phone which will self-destruct when tampered with
11:25 AM  •
Frank Pallotta / CNNMoney.com:  Sony Entertainment CEO blames theaters for cancellation of The Interview, still wants to release the film
11:05 AM  •
Patricia Hurtado / Bloomberg:  Former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem gets two years in prison for Silk Road money laundering
9:25 AM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Cisco elevates patent battle against Arista with ITC complaint
9:20 AM  •
BBC:  North Korea denies Sony hack, proposes joint inquiry with US, warns of “grave consequences” if Washington refuses
9:05 AM  •
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:  Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As ‘Non-Secure’
5:30 AM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  India's e-commerce giant Flipkart raises $700M, bringing its total investor money in 2014 to over $2B
1:55 AM  •
Jan Dawson / Beyond Devices:  Cross platform development by Apple, Google, and Microsoft analyzed and visualized
12:50 AM  •
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:  Apple Pay claimed 1% of November's digital payment dollars, new report says

December 19, 2014

11:15 PM  •
Phillip Inman / Guardian:  US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches
10:10 PM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks
10:05 PM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Sources confirm Sony hackers hail mainly from North Korea, and include Japan-based group of ethnic North Koreans
9:30 PM  •
Chris Hoffman / PC World:  Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015
8:40 PM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  New version of ZeuS malware has targeted over 150 banks and 20 payment systems worldwide
8:05 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Social TV service TVtag, previously known as GetGlue, to shut down end of 2014
7:30 PM  •
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:  Runkeeper adds phone-free GPS and headphone heart rate monitor support
6:55 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  FCC proposes expanding definition of pay-TV providers to include internet TV services
6:50 PM  •
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:  Hackers Used Sophisticated SMB Worm Tool to Attack Sony
6:15 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft pays VirnetX $23 million to settle expanded patent case
5:40 PM  •
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:  Evernote's intelligent writing assistant, Context, is now available on Android and Windows
5:05 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook announces first two-day F8 developer conference for March 25-26 in San Francisco
4:55 PM  •
Investor Relations:  STAPLES PROVIDES UPDATE ON DATA SECURITY INCIDENT
4:35 PM  •
Chris Davies / SlashGear:  Amazon updates Fire OS; Firefly now translates text and identifies famous artwork
4:05 PM  •
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:  Yahoo announces plans to kill off some regional news sites, sunsets Yahoo Classic Games, alerts, and profile sites
3:35 PM  •
The Reddit Admins / reddit:  Reddit to distribute equity to active users by lottery with ‘reddit notes’ in 2015
3:10 PM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Study: portion of social media users aged 13-17 on Facebook slips to 88%, down from 94% last year
2:55 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Stickered from Facebook's Creative Labs lets you add stickers to photos you send on Messenger; available for Android, coming to iOS
2:40 PM  •
Re/code:  Obama calls Sony canceling The Interview a “mistake”, says North Korea acted alone; White House contemplating “proportional response”
2:25 PM  •
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:  Intel launches free Easy Migration app to help users transfer files from Windows, Android, iOS to Chromebooks
2:05 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Messenger now uses “FacePiles” to show read receipts, indicates more send states for messages
1:40 PM  •
Facebook:  Happy Holidays from Messenger
1:25 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  isoHunt posts code to GitHub enabling anyone to launch their own version of The Pirate Bay
1:05 PM  •
Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:  Square ports feature that lets you pay by saying your name from discontinued Wallet app to Square Order, offers the service free to merchants
12:55 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  T-Mobile settles FTC's cramming charges lawsuit for $90M, will give refunds to customers
12:50 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Computer intrusion inflicts massive damage on German steel factory
12:25 PM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  Google sues to block Mississippi AG Jim Hood's “burdensome, retaliatory” subpoena of records, issued a document preservation notice to MPAA
12:10 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apple increases app prices in Russia in response to changing exchange rates
11:58 AM  •
FBI:  FBI concludes that the North Korean government is responsible for Sony Pictures hack
11:50 AM  •
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:  In new email sent to Sony executives, hackers threaten further release of “sensitive data” pending any “additional trouble”
11:20 AM  •
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:  Sales rise in McDonald's tests of beacons for wireless offers of promotions on iOS/Android
10:55 AM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week
10:50 AM  •
CBS News:  How North Korea could have pulled off Sony Pictures hack
10:35 AM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  FBI to name North Korea, and possibly China, responsible for Sony hack before 1:30pm ET today
10:10 AM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Citigroup raises valuation of Instagram, bought by Facebook for $1B, from $19B to $35B
9:35 AM  •
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:  Djay Pro for Mac brings Spotify-powered mixes, revamped interface, and more features, for $50
9:00 AM  •
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:  Poll: 45% of Americans have been notified that payment card details were stolen in a data breach
8:25 AM  •
Sean Silcoff / Globe and Mail:  BlackBerry stock slips as revenue tumbles below expectations
8:20 AM  •
Andy / TorrentFreak:  MPAA says Google positioning itself as a defender of free speech is shameful
7:50 AM  •
Rhiannon Williams / Telegraph:  Apple CEO Tim Cook is “deeply offended” by the BBC's labor abuse allegations
7:15 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret's Not One Of Them
7:05 AM  •
Robert McMillan / Wired:  Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web
4:30 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Microsoft brings Windows Phone carrier billing to China, India, Brazil, and Verizon in the U.S.
1:55 AM  •
Cory Bennett / The Hill:  EFF to argue NSA's “upstream” data collection program is unconstitutional in first public court challenge Friday
1:05 AM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Amazon's smartphone strategy could threaten its retail dominance as local delivery services, retail startups bring innovation to consumers
12:00 AM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Google launching open source Cloud Dataflow SDK for Java

December 18, 2014

11:05 PM  •
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:  GameAnalytics Scores $5.5M Series A, Hires Ex-Aol European MD As CEO
10:45 PM  •
Vindu Goel / New York Times:  Instagram purges spambots; popular accounts lose millions of followers, with the company losing the most at 18.9M
9:55 PM  •
Richard Lawler / Engadget:  Samsung to shut down its ChatOn messaging service Feb. 1, 2015 in all markets except U.S.
8:55 PM  •
Bloomberg:  China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown Suppliers
8:00 PM  •
Matthew Wee / Yahoo:  The Yahoo App Adds Local News, Commenting, and More on Android and iOS in the U.S.
7:50 PM  •
Marc Rogers / Marc's Security Ramblings:  Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea.
6:55 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Uber Strikes Deal With Portland to Suspend Service for Three Months
6:50 PM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Flickr ends the sale of Creative Commons licensed photos through Wall Art service, apologizes, will issue refunds
6:45 PM  •
Reuters:  Google will build Android Auto software directly into cars with Android M, no smartphone needed
6:05 PM  •
Kent Walker / Google Public Policy Blog:  The MPAA's Attempt to Revive SOPA Through A State Attorney General
6:00 PM  •
Junio C Hamano / Gmane:  Vulnerability in Git, Mercurial allows for arbitrary code execution on OSX, Windows; affects Visual Studio, Github client app, among others
5:50 PM  •
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:  Longtime Internet Explorer leader Dean Hachamovitch is leaving Microsoft
5:15 PM  •
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:  Vulnerability in embedded web server software from 2002 leaves about 12M home routers exposed
4:45 PM  •
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:  Google Launches “Store Visits” Metric In AdWords, To Help Prove Online-To-Offline Impact
4:30 PM  •
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:  US telcos can operate in Cuba as part of new reform, White House says
3:55 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service
3:25 PM  •
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:  Critical vulnerabilities in SS7 telephony protocol found; tested techniques can decrypt cell phone calls and texts
2:45 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  WordPress 4.1 arrives with new default theme, distraction-free writing mode, Vine embeds, and more
2:20 PM  •
Richard Bilton / BBC:  BBC investigation finds Apple repeatedly not meeting its supply chain standards on workers' hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers
1:50 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Windows App Studio gets TouchDevelop programming language and web app templates, drops Windows Phone 8.0
1:20 PM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel raises $65M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz at an $865M valuation
12:40 PM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  Redfin raises $70.9M to continue national real estate expansion
12:06 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Secret is relaunching as a faster anonymous social network with chat
12:00 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Messaging Firm Line Buys Microsoft's MixRadio To Take Its Focus On Music Global
11:55 AM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Expect Labs Raises $13 Million for ‘Anticipatory’ Computing
11:30 AM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  EyeEm Launches Open Edits, Letting You See How Pros Edit Their Photos
10:55 AM  •
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:  Intel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015
10:30 AM  •
Katie Benner / Bloomberg View:  Jawbone delays UP3 fitness band release until after holidays, offers discounts to preorderers
10:15 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Open Garden Raises $10.8M Series A Round To Double Down On Its Off-Grid FireChat Messenger
10:05 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Windows Browser Ballot comes to an end as EC obligation expires
9:50 AM  •
Janelle Lawrence / Bloomberg:  Boston Uber Driver Charged With Raping Woman Seeking Ride
9:40 AM  •
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:  Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about the IPO, competition, and the company's future strategy
9:15 AM  •
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:  State-sponsored or not, Sony Pictures malware “bomb” used slapdash code
8:20 AM  •
Russell Brandom / The Verge:  Sony leaks reveal how Hollywood aims to achieve SOPA-style DNS blocking under existing laws
7:35 AM  •
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:  The FBI used Flash code from abandoned Metasploit side project to identify Tor users in Operation Torpedo
6:10 AM  •
Amar Toor / The Verge:  Amazon launches Prime Now for Prime subscribers in New York City: one hour delivery of select items costs $7.99, two hour delivery is free
5:40 AM  •
Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:  Eurostat study finds nearly one in every five Europeans aged 16-74 has never used the internet
4:35 AM  •
John Biggs / TechCrunch:  Sony Pictures' internal systems still haven't fully recovered, forcing some employees to work with decades-old tech
1:55 AM  •
Nicholas Carlson / New York Times:  Book adaptation: How Marissa Mayer fought to turn around Yahoo and lost her way
1:10 AM  •
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:  Palo Alto Networks finds factory-installed backdoor on Android devices from China's Coolpad
12:25 AM  •
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:  AMC and MoviePass partner for unlimited movie subscription plan, priced between $35 and $45 per month

December 17, 2014

11:50 PM  •
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:  Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1
11:15 PM  •
Dave McNary / Variety:  Sony Has ‘No Further Release Plans’ for ‘The Interview’
10:45 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Costolo's Family Trusts Sell Remaining Twitter Stock
9:55 PM  •
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:  Apple's Holiday Product Red Campaign Raises $20 Million for AIDS Research
9:45 PM  •
iFixit:  Amazon Echo teardown: TI DM3725 processor, single-core ARM Cortex A8 chip, 256MB of LPDDR1 RAM, 4GB storage, 2.5" woofer, 2.0" tweeter, 7-microphone array
9:00 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Plex Arrives On PS4 And PS3 In Europe And Asia, U.S. Launch Coming Later
8:15 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Google Drive adds support for importing OpenOffice (ODF) file formats
8:10 PM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy
7:35 PM  •
Sara Castellanos / Boston Business Journal:  Rapid7 gets $30M to invest in new cybersecurity initiatives and expand global reach
6:50 PM  •
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:  Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain out of public eye
6:30 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  ICANN e-mail accounts, zone database breached in spearphishing attack
6:25 PM  •
New York Times:  U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony
6:15 PM  •
Hollywood Reporter:  CNN: U.S. to Name North Korea as Source of Sony Hack
5:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Facebook's Rooms app gets ‘Explore’ button, making it easier to discover communities
5:10 PM  •
Business Insider:  Sony Just Cancelled The December 25 Release Of ‘The Interview’
4:30 PM  •
Jack Clark / Bloomberg:  Oracle Profit, Sales Top Estimates Amid Shift to Cloud
4:05 PM  •
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:  Sony hackers achieve key aim as three largest theater chains in US cancel screenings of The Interview
3:25 PM  •
Owen Williams / The Next Web:  Facebook is testing an official way to sell goods in Groups
2:50 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Uber will use biometric scans to improve background checks on drivers
2:35 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Tile's tiny Bluetooth stuff-tracker now works with Android
1:40 PM  •
Alex Hern / Guardian:  Reddit bans SonyGOP subreddit and users for sharing leaked Sony documents, deletes posts after receiving DMCA takedown request
1:05 PM  •
Purch:  Purch, owner of Tom's Hardware and Laptop Magazine, acquires AnandTech months after founder Anand Shimpi leaves for Apple
12:30 PM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Netflix's streaming app now available on Dish's Hopper DVR in first big pay-TV partnership
12:20 PM  •
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:  21st Century Fox to Acquire Ad Tech Firm TrueX for $200 Million
12:00 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft's Xim app now shares photos to Apple TV, Chomecast, and Xbox One
11:40 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar opens Creator Preview for YouTube rival Vessel to lure stars; $2.99/month service includes ads, offers up to $50 CPM for creators
10:50 AM  •
Hugh Langley / TechRadar:  Netflix: offline viewing is ‘never going to happen’
10:45 AM  •
Shane Dingman / Globe and Mail:  BlackBerry Classic review: old-fashioned phone that won't please traditionalists or new users
10:40 AM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  BlackBerry officially launches Classic, with full QWERTY keyboard and physical navigation keys
10:05 AM  •
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:  Google to close Freebase June 2015, will migrate data and APIs to Wikidata
8:30 AM  •
Reuters:  Uber faces tough rivals, regulatory glare in China
8:25 AM  •
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:  Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment In Uber, May Add Ride Requests
7:10 AM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Launch Center Pro makers debut Group Text+ and Email+ for iOS
6:05 AM  •
David Meyer / Gigaom:  Sony previews smart glasses module that attaches to existing glasses, targets sports and work use cases
5:00 AM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Brandwatch buys top-influencer analytics firm PeerIndex
3:55 AM  •
Vikas SN / MediaNama:  OnePlus sales halted in India after Micromax complaint over Cyanogen exclusivity
1:55 AM  •
Ben Thompson / stratechery:  Wearables, Bitcoin, or messaging may underpin the next consumer computing epoch, after the PC, internet, and mobile
12:20 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Google Takes Play Music's Songza-Powered Playlists Abroad, First Stop UK

December 16, 2014

11:35 PM  •
Billy Steele / Engadget:  Fitbit says Charge skin irritation issues aren't caused by the device's materials
10:50 PM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Twitter And Foursquare Are Partnering To Improve Location In Tweets
10:30 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Leaked Sony emails show Snapchat acquired QR scanning company Scan for $50M and AddLive for $30M, negotiated with Vevo for music partnership
9:45 PM  •
Business Insider:  Emails from Sony Hack show Snapchat quietly acquired Google-Glass like startup Vergence Labs for $15M in early 2014
9:10 PM  •
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:  Shared office space provider WeWork secures $355M investment at $5B valuation
8:25 PM  •
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:  Sony hack confirms Snapchat turned down over $3B from Facebook last year, based on emails between Sony Ent. CEO Michael Lynton and Malcolm Gladwell
8:10 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google Drive gets Gmail attachment support, Google voice search on Android, uploading from other apps on iOS
7:25 PM  •
Andrew Binstock / Dr. Dobb's:  Dr. Dobb's to stop producing content at year end due to decline in ad revenue despite 10M+ page views this year
7:20 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group
6:35 PM  •
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:  FCC preparing to fine Sprint $105M for unauthorized cramming charges
5:30 PM  •
Daniel Terdiman / VentureBeat:  Facebook engineering VP Cory Ondrejka departs after overseeing Oculus acquisition
5:10 PM  •
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:  NBC is launching streaming of network shows for people with pay-TV logins
4:50 PM  •
Jessica Plautz / Mashable:  Delta security flaw let passengers access others' boarding passes
4:30 PM  •
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:  MongoDB snaps up WiredTiger as new storage engine option
4:15 PM  •
Adi Robertson / The Verge:  Sci-Fi author Neal Stephenson joins augmented reality startup Magic Leap as “Chief Futurist”
4:00 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Starts Auto-Enhancing Photos Because Algorithms Are Better At Filters Than You
3:40 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Gmail gets Content Security Policy support to stop extensions from loading unsafe code
3:25 PM  •
Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters:  TAG Heuer enlists partners in smartwatch plan and may make acquisitions
3:05 PM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:  Upcoming 2.3 Pebble update brings actionable Android Wear notifications and more
2:50 PM  •
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:  After Google News shutdown, external traffic to Spanish media sites plummets, according to Chartbeat
2:35 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Ayden raises $250M at $1.5B valuation to expand its international payments platform, lists Facebook, Airbnb, Spotify among its 3.5K clients
2:20 PM  •
Garett Sloane / Adweek:  Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos to Compete With Facebook
2:05 PM  •
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg:  Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuations
1:45 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Messaging App Line's Payment Service Begins Rolling Out To Users Worldwide
1:30 PM  •
Mark Bergen / AdAge:  Twitter Lets Advertisers Target By Wireless Carrier, New Devices
1:20 PM  •
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:  Instagram's latest major update adds 5 new filters, revamped design and real-time commenting
1:02 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case
12:55 PM  •
CNET:  Huawei launches Honor 6 Plus with dual 8MP cameras, 5.5" full-HD display, 3GB of RAM, proprietary Kirin 925 octa-core CPU, 3600 mAh battery
12:35 PM  •
Los Angeles Times:  Sony hit with lawsuit by former employees over email leaks
12:25 PM  •
Daniel Howley / Yahoo Tech:  Starting January 1st, T-Mobile Data Stash will let you roll over unused data for up to a year, starting with one-off 10GB allowance
12:20 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google and Verizon cross-license patents to ‘reduce the risk’ of future litigation
12:05 PM  •
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:  LA's Upfront Ventures raises $280M for its fifth fund
11:50 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Clever, which develops a login layer for educational apps, raises a $30M round led by Lightspeed; has signed up 30K schools in the US
11:35 AM  •
NDTV Gadgets:  Xiaomi India import ban lifted until January 8th for smartphones with Qualcomm chipsets
11:30 AM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  ‘Opera Coast’ Browser for iOS Gains Discover Feature, Turbo Data Compression
11:20 AM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Dots Spins Out Of Betaworks With $10M Series A From Tencent, GreyCroft
11:05 AM  •
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:  Google Wallet iOS app now supports Touch ID and lets you split the bill between friends
10:55 AM  •
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:  Netflix updates its Android app with social sharing features, Android Wear integration
10:45 AM  •
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:  Uncarrier 8: T-Mobile lets you store, roll over your data
10:40 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft's ‘Arcadia’ team is building a streaming app and game service
10:25 AM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Google Ventures invested 36% in healthcare & life sciences startups this year, up from 9% last year; consumer internet down from 66% last year to 8% in 2014
10:15 AM  •
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:  Automation is not only replacing manufacturing jobs, it is displacing knowledge and service workers too
9:50 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Microsoft to open source Project Orleans, the cloud framework behind Halo, by early 2015
9:25 AM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Samsung in talks with mobile payments startup LoopPay to launch Apple Pay rival in 2015
8:50 AM  •
Zoltan Istvan / Motherboard:  Flying smartphones, or personal drones with smartphone capabilities, to rise in popularity over the next ten years
8:15 AM  •
Kyle Wiens / Wired:  DRM restrictions and copyright laws make e-books less accessible to the visually impaired
7:30 AM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  Apple Pay now supports credit cards representing about 90% of purchase volume in US
6:35 AM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Evan Williams: Medium's key advertising sales metric is not page views, but time spent on page
5:30 AM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Kik Introduces Hashtags To Bring Mini Social Networks To Its Messaging Service
4:35 AM  •
Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:  Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, MH370, ALS, and Flappy Bird top Google's list of trending searches for 2014
1:55 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Comcast Will Finally Let Roku Owners Stream HBO, Showtime
1:15 AM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Bose May Be Working on Streaming Music Service
12:10 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Warner Music's CEO advocates for paid services as streaming revenue rises 74% in last 12 months while download sales dropped by 12%

December 15, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo:  Russian malware SoakSoak infects 100k+ self-hosted WordPress sites, uses known vulnerability in RevSlider plug-in
11:00 PM  •
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:  Microsoft's Gestures Beta app brings ‘enhanced’ gestures to Lumia Windows Phone devices
10:15 PM  •
Kristian Vättö / AnandTech:  Western Digital's enterprise arm HGST to acquire flash array provider Skyera in all cash deal
9:20 PM  •
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:  Yelp Introduces New App For Business Owners With Push Notifications
9:15 PM  •
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:  Jury begins deliberations in billion-dollar Apple iTunes trial
8:40 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Microsoft removes waitlist for its Office presentation app Sway, adds slew of new features to the preview
8:35 PM  •
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:  Uber responds to Sen. Al Franken, says it accessed reporters' account because she was late, scales back access to God View; senator still dissatisfied
7:55 PM  •
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News:  Networking company Riverbed Technology to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $3.6B after activist investor struggle
7:50 PM  •
Nate Raymond / Reuters:  Apple e-book case enters appeals court; some judges seem sympathetic, citing Amazon dominance
6:50 PM  •
Loek Essers / PC World:  Google faces up to €15M fine over privacy violations in Holland
6:45 PM  •
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:  HBO Go not available on Fire TV for Comcast and Charter customers
5:45 PM  •
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:  Google is talking to retailers about 1-click “Buy Now” button and an Amazon Prime-like free 2 day shipping program
4:40 PM  •
Business Wire:  HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV, support for Fire TV Stick coming in spring
4:05 PM  •
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:  Apple, Amazon, other tech giants, trade groups, and academics support Microsoft in its case against US Government on overseas search warrants
3:40 PM  •
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:  Sony unlikely to prevail in court if it sues media organizations for publishing stolen data
3:05 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Amazon's Kindle for iOS app updated w/ Goodreads integration, Audible progressive play, more
2:35 PM  •
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:  SoundCloud introduces ‘Collection,’ a dashboard for following artists and listening to your playlists
2:10 PM  •
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:  Google integrates Nest with its iOS and Android apps, enables voice commands, Now cards
1:55 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung's Expense
1:25 PM  •
The Foursquare Blog:  Foursquare launches on iPad with emphasis on trip planning
1:20 PM  •
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:  Pirate Bay admin talks about the raid, copycats, says he's not sure site will be relaunched
12:45 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Chat App Viber Introduces Games In An Initial 5 Countries, Plans Global Rollout In 2015
12:30 PM  •
BBC:  BT enters exclusive talks to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5B
12:10 PM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Runtastic embraces virtual reality with a new fitness app for Oculus Rift
11:50 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Nokia's Here Will Power Maps For Baidu Outside China To Cater To China's ‘Globetrotters’
11:20 AM  •
Mic Wright / The Next Web:  Indiegogo launches Life, a fee-free crowdfunding site for personal causes
11:10 AM  •
Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune:  SurveyMonkey is worth $2 billion after new $250 million fundraising round
10:30 AM  •
Gurdeep Pall / Skype Blogs:  Skype Translator preview goes live on Windows 8.1 with support for real-time translation of English and Spanish
10:15 AM  •
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Google:  T-Mobile teases a new uncarrier deal livestreaming tomorrow as it claims 50% faster LTE in NY
9:25 AM  •
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:  European long-distance ridesharing platform Carpooling arrives in the United States, partners with Uber
4:55 AM  •
Chine Labbe / Reuters:  France says UberPop to be banned as irate taxi drivers stall traffic

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