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November 17, 2014, 8:10 AM

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Apple:
Apple Adds UnionPay Payment Option for App Store Customers in China  —  Apple® today announced that the App Store has added UnionPay as a payment option for customers in China.  China UnionPay is the most popular payment card in China and will provide App Store customers with a simple …
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Facebook at Work, now in testing at several companies, will enable document collaboration and chat, and let users separate personal and work profiles  —  Facebook is making ‘Facebook at Work,’ so you can Facebook at work  —  You already Facebook at work, so here's “Facebook at Work.”
Connie Loizos / StrictlyVC:
Nest's hierarchical, meeting-centric culture is said to clash with Dropcam's  —  Unrest at Nest  —  Sitting on stage last week at a San Francisco conference, Greg Duffy, the 28-year-old co-founder and CEO of Dropcam, which makes Internet-connected video cameras, fielded questions from an audience of startup founders.
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Grady Smith / Guardian:
Forgoing streaming and iTunes sales, Garth Brooks sees meager sales for his comeback album  —  How Garth Brooks took on the internet - and lost  —  The poor sales of his comeback album Man Against Machine show that taking a stand against the modern music business only works if you're Taylor Swift
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Q&A: Alibaba Senior Executive On Apple, M&A and U.S. Plans  —  After going public in September in a $25 billion initial public offering, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is gearing up for the next stage of its growth.  As the company continues to expand, it is pursuing alliances …
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Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook's new data center sidesteps a hierarchical network model, avoiding the expensive switches made by Cisco and Juniper  —  Facebook's New Data Center Is Bad News for Cisco  —  Facebook is now serving the American heartland from a data center in the tiny town of Altoona, Iowa.

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