Techmeme
October 25, 2014, 10:55 PM

Top News

Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet, as they prepare to roll out MCX's rival payment system  —  CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet  —  Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut …
Noah Everett / Twitpic Blog:
Twitpic agrees to give Twitter the Twitpic.com domain and photo archive, site to remain in read-only mode  —  Twitpic's Future  —  First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months.
Re/code:
Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai  —  Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar  —  In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely  —  Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router.  Choose Wisely  —  Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires …
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries  —  A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically.  The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers  —  Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip  —  Venture capitalists these days tend to avoid chip companies, largely because developing new products costs a bundle.
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini 3  —  Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE.
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe updates Digital Edition e-book reader app to stop uploading reading logs in plain text  —  Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet  —  Adobe rolled out a new update for their Digital Editions Epub app today, and I have good news, bad news, and okay news.

Sponsor Posts

Google Meet:
Try Google Meet Video Meetings  —  Google's premium video meetings are now free for everyone.  Find it at meet.google.com.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho SalesIQ for Apple TV  —  Getting to know and understand what is happening on your website in real-time allows your business to move as fast as your customers and clients!
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Oura:
What are the stages of sleep?  —  REM sleep?  Deep sleep?  Light sleep?  Why each is important, and how much of each stage do you need for a restful night?

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 06/02 - Everything is Postponed Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:55 PM ET, October 25, 2014.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Michael Heyward / Whisper:

Earlier Picks

Xinhua News Agency:
Liz Gannes / Re/code: