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December 10, 2014, 4:25 PM

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Apple:
Apple and IBM launch first wave of ten IBM MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprises  —  Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps  —  Big Data Analytics and Security Capabilities Arrive on iPhone & iPad  —  Apple® and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram surpasses Twitter with 300M monthly users, plans to launch verified badges soon  —  Instagram Hits 300 Million Monthly Users To Surpass Twitter, Keeps It Real With Verified Badges  —  It's no fad.  Just nine months after hitting 200 million users, Instagram now says 300 million people use …
Jere Suikkila / HERE Three Sixty:
Nokia's HERE maps app now available for free on Google Play; iOS version coming in early 2015  —  HERE for Android now available for free on Google Play  —  More than a million of you have already taken HERE for Android beta for a spin, with the most active downloaders coming from Germany and the USA.
Facebook:
Facebook bringing Trending Topics to mobile, organizes topic stories in sections for news coverage, posts from people nearby, and more  —  Updates to Trending  —  People gather on Facebook to talk about what's happening in the world.  In January, we introduced Trending to help people discover timely …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google introduces support for Watch Faces on Android Wear with developer APIs and a new Play Store section offering dozens of designs at launch  —  Android Wear Gets Official Third-Party Watchface Support  —  Google is making good on a promise it made previously to the Android Wear community today …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Inside Facebook's one-year-old Artificial Intelligence Research lab, led by Yann LeCun  —  Facebook Envisions A.I. That Keeps You From Uploading Embarrassing Pics  —  Let's say you're out drinking with your buddies, things get out of hand, you pull out your smartphone …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More  —  Google's Hangouts app for Android is getting a major update today, as the company's VP of Product for Google+ Bradley Horowitz announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning.  Some of these new features …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Europe's right to be forgotten rule is dangerous for history and free speech  —  Web founder: Europe's ‘right to be forgotten’ rule is dangerous  —  Tim Berners-Lee believes thinks scrubbing false information off the Web is fine, but the truth should be preserved for reasons of free speech and history.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber's Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny  —  Uber champions its “industry-leading standards” for vetting its drivers.  On its website, it describes its background checks as “often more rigorous” than those in the traditional taxi industry.  —  But in statehouses across the country …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A privacy policy for cars: What automakers know about you (and what they're doing with it)  —  The General Motors OnStar command center is shown in Detroit in this 2006 file photo.  (Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)  —  If you use a road service like OnStar, you know that your car can track …
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Yammer Founder David Sacks Joins Cloud HR Startup Zenefits As COO  —  David Sacks is back up in the startup game.  The founder of Yammer, who sold his company to Microsoft for $1.2 billion about two-and-a-half years ago, has decided he's had enough time off and is joining fast-growing cloud HR startup Zenefits as its new COO.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The New York Times open-sources its Hive crowdsourcing platform  —  A couple of months ago, the New York Times rolled out an interesting project called Madison, in which the newspaper asked readers to help the paper identify old print ads by going to a website and answering questions …
More: nytlabs and Nieman Lab
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
BuildDirect raises $43.7M at a $437M valuation for its home improvement products marketplace  —  BuildDirect Lands Funding to Deal With Onslaught of Demand … There could be too much of a good thing.  BuildDirect, a site where consumers purchase large home improvement items on the cheap …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser  —  BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing company, is today opening an alpha test for its latest stab at disrupting — or at least getting people to rethink — how users interact with each other and with content over the Internet.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Glassdoor: Google dethrones Twitter as the best tech company to work for in the U.S., also tops new U.K. list  —  Career website Glassdoor today released its seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best companies to work for in the coming year.

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