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November 16, 2014, 4:08 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How the Russian Anonymous Marketplace maintained a thriving dark web drug trade for 2+ years  —  How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2)  —  Silk Roads come and Silk Roads go.  But after every law enforcement crackdown shakes the dark web, one Russian black market always seems to survive.
Facebook:
Facebook to start limiting the number of non-ad “promotional Page posts” in News Feed in January  —  News Feed FYI: Reducing Overly Promotional Page Posts in News Feed  —  One of the main reasons people come to Facebook is to see what's happening in their News Feeds.
Reuters:
Google Glass's future clouded as consumer launch slips to 2015, key employees depart, and many developers abandon projects on the platform  —  Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith  —  (Reuters) - After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass …
TechCrunch:
Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs  —  Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers.  Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.
New York Times:
Apple Pay brings significant increase in mobile payments to retailers like Whole Foods and McDonald's, increases awareness of Google Wallet and Softcard  —  Apple Pay Gives Glimpse of Mainstream Appeal for Mobile Payments  —  For years, tech companies have dreamed of a future in which people ditch …
Wall Street Journal:
HealthCare.gov Reopens With Few Glitches  —  Early Enrollees Point to Smoother Process and Fewer Problems Than Last Year  —  HealthCare.gov launched its second enrollment effort under the Affordable Care Act on Saturday to largely positive reviews, suffering from fewer of the logjams …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix shuts down its public API, partners with select developers for continued data access  —  Netflix is shutting down its public API today  —  Netflix is shuttering its public API today, effectively ending support for a number of third-party apps that made use of the API to get TV …
More: Engadget and SlashGear
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff to leave at the end of the year, CFO will take over during CEO search  —  Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Heads for the Door.  (Memo)  —  Rio Caraeff, who has run the Vevo music video service since its creation in 2009, is leaving at the end of the year.

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