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November 19, 2013, 1:55 AM

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Bitcoin surges to all-time high of $900, then drops below $650 in 30 minutes  —  The value of Bitcoin has skyrocketed in the past five days.  Graph via Bitcoincharts.com.  —  It's Bitcoin-madness today.  —  On the same day the U.S. government began discussions about Bitcoin, the value of the digital currency is skyrocketing.
Marissa Mayer / Yahoo:
Yahoo will encrypt all information moving between its data centers by the end of Q1 2014  —  Our Commitment to Protecting Your Information  —  We've worked hard over the years to earn our users' trust and we fight hard to preserve it.  —  As you know, there have been a number of reports …
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
Salesforce.com buys cloudconnect just in time for Dreamforce  —  Salesforce.com has purchased cloudconnect, a startup founded by Heroku and Salesforce.com alum Adam Gross who is now, I guess, back in the fold.  —  The news was posted — with scant details — on cloudconnect's web page which read:
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google is working on a new Android camera API, supports Camera RAW  —  Could a new API with many new features shore up one a big Android weak spot?  —  The Nexus 5 camera was a huge disappointment, especially after comments from high-ranking Googler Vic Gundotra stating that …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Microsoft's Office Remote lets you control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a Windows Phone  —  Microsoft has just unveiled Office Remote, a new app that lets users control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentations with any Windows Phone 8 device.  It's basically SmartGlass …
AppleInsider:
Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch flops with just 50,000 units sold - report  —  Since its debut in late September, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch has mustered sales of just 50,000 units, suggesting the device has not managed to gain sizable interest from the mass market.
Donna Tam / CNET:
Uber adds PayPal payment option to drive user adoption  —  Uber users can now pay for on-demand car service with PayPal, kicking off a partnership that lends PayPal some mobile cred while potentially driving new users to Uber's services.  —  Uber is releasing new versions of its Android …
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
NFL, Major League Baseball Warn That Aereo Could Trigger End of Free TV Game Broadcasts  —  The National Football League and Major League Baseball are urging the Supreme Court to grant broadcasters' petition to hear their challenge to the legality of Aereo, the startup that features unauthorized streams of local broadcast signals.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Google Completes Upgrade of its SSL Certificates to 2048-Bit RSA  —  Google announced today that it has completed the upgrade of all its SSL certificates to 2048-bit RSA or better, coming in more than a month ahead of schedule.  —  “We have completed this process which will allow the industry …
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Google to pay $17M to states in Apple cookies case  —  State attorneys general accused the company of circumventing cookie-blocking defaults in the Safari browser  —  Google has reached a $17 million settlement with 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over its unauthorized placement …
Derek Khanna / Slate:
Obama's Secret Attempt to Ban Cellphone Unlocking, While Claiming to Support It  —  Last week, WikiLeaks made public a portion of a treaty that the White House has been secretly negotiating with other nations and 600 special interest lobbyists.  The draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty …

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