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October 13, 2014, 10:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Pay setup detailed & retailers begin training as service launches at Apple HQ  —  The launch of Apple Pay, Apple's NFC and Touch ID-based mobile payment solution, is upon us.  Apple has begun preparing for the launch by kicking off Apple Pay training programs for its own group …
Apple:
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Arrive in 36 More Countries and Territories This Month  —  Apple's Fastest-Ever iPhone Rollout Includes India, Mexico, South Korea & Thailand  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms  —  Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous — you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis.  Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though.
Reuters:
French bank BPCE teams with Twitter to offer person-to-person money transfer via tweets  —  French bank, Twitter team up for money transfers via tweets  —  (Reuters) - One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Tor Ekeland / Wired:
US should follow UK and Ireland in meting out punishment to hackers that is proportional to the harm they cause  —  America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers  —  “How did you get caught?”  I ask Darren Martyn, aka Pwnsauce, the former member of LulzSec.  —  “Bad Opsec.  Really, really bad Opsec,” he says.
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
A profile of Product Hunt founder and tech tastemaker Ryan Hoover  —  The 27-Year-Old Who Tells Investors and Reporters What's New in Tech  —  Ryan Hoover was dancing with some friends at DNA Lounge in San Francisco last month when a stranger suddenly turned to him and asked, “Are you Ryan from Product Hunt?”
More: Oatmeal StoutTweets: @cbm and @rrhoover
Eric Enge / Stone Temple Consulting:
Google Now comes way ahead of Siri and Cortana in a 3K+ voice knowledge-query test  —  The Great Knowledge Box Showdown: Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana  —  Google's Knowledge Graph has been the center of much attention lately.  We have been hearing a lot about another concept called the Knowledge Vault as well.
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
USPTO “business method” patent rejections increase to 78% in July, up from 24% in January, after Alice v. CLS Bank SCOTUS June decision  —  The patent office is rejecting a lot more software patents  —  A June Supreme Court decision on the legality of software patents has been sending shockwaves through the legal system.
Jason Hahn / Digital Trends:
Samsung announces 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi technology that increases max transmission speeds from 866 Mbps to 4.6 Gbps, expects first products in 2015  —  Samsung just figured uot a way to make Wi-Fi five times faster  —  When it comes to Wi-Fi, it's a tale of two speeds: the theoretical and the actual.

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Smartsheet:
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