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October 25, 2014, 10:55 PM

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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

Smartsheet:
Direct listing or IPO: What's the difference?  —  What's the best way to take a company public?  Recently a few larger, well-known brands, notably Spotify and Slack, have opted for the direct listing.  Read more.
Zoho:
How bots can help improve your workflow  —  In today's world, messaging has become one of the most popular methods of communication.  Whether over text or through a messenger application, it's how a lot of people prefer talking with one another.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

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