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November 16, 2014, 4:30 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How the Russian Anonymous Marketplace has maintained a thriving dark web drug trade for more than two 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 …
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: one of the best screens on a Chromebook at a great price  —  Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: Impressive Chromebook for the cost  —  Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Apple MacBook Air (13-inch)  —  Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)
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 …
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 …
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 …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Facebook reducing promotional posts from Pages in News Feed is just the latest blow to businesses  —  Facebook to Cut Unpaid Posts by Marketers on News Feeds  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook's executives are not terribly worried about upsetting people these days.
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