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November 17, 2015, 1:35 PM

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Bret Arsenault / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to create a Cyber Defense Operations Center and an Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, with security experts for rapid response to security threats  —  Enterprise security for our mobile-first, cloud-first world  —  Today, I was able to join Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Washington …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick  —  Earlier this year, Google and ASUS announced the Chromebit — a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick.  Today, the two companies are officially launching this new way of using Chrome OS on any screen with an HDMI port.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple Pay is now available in Canada with American Express, UK Apple Pay adds Tesco Bank and TSB  —  As expected, Apple Pay is now available in Canada.  You can use use eligible American Express bank cards to make mobile payments at a whole host of retailers that support the NFC technology across Canada.
Chris Dixon / Medium:
What media firms can learn from the PC video game industry's embrace of freemium models, remixes, mods, and crowdsourcing  —  Lessons from the PC video game industry  —  The future of media is here—it's just not evenly distributed  —  The success or failure of tech and media products depends …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With Rdio Buy, Pandora Envisions Apple Music Model for New Service  —  Pandora, the Internet radio service, says that after buying Rdio, a music subscription service, it wants to offer a new subscription service of its own next year.  —  What will that service look like?  Pandora execs won't say.
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Mike Ayers / Wall Street Journal:
Oxford Dictionaries selects “face with tears of joy” emoji as 2015 Word of the Year  —  Oxford Dictionaries Selects an Emoji as Word of the Year  —  The Oxford Dictionaries has chosen its Word of the Year for 2015: An emoji depicting the “face with tears of joy.”
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Lyft executive says the company made about $83M in gross bookings from 7M rides in October  —  Exclusive: Lyft executive says on track to hit $1 billion in annual revenue  —  Ride-hailing app Lyft, Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] biggest competition in the United States …
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Sources: Google wearable tech group Project Aura working on three prototypes, one with screen, and two without that rely on bone conduction like original Glass  —  Google Glass Successor Dumps Some Glass  —  So much for the screen.  We've learned that Google's revamped Google Glass project …
Ben Kepes / Computerworld:
Are the container wars back again?  CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings  —  It might seem like a lifetime ago, but it was only last December when Silicon Valley startup CoreOS dropped a bit of a bombshell with a full-frontal assault on Linux container kingpin Docker's hegemony.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources As Company Builds Out Ecosystem  —  Apple continues to improve its mapping product by adding new features and content, albeit often under the radar.  Last year, reviews and content from Booking.com and TripAdvisor began to show for locations and travel destinations, especially outside the US.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Home Services Marketplace Angie's List Rejects IAC's $512M Acquisition Offer  —  Well, it looks like it might be a while yet before you swipe right to find your next bricklayer or painter.  Angie's List, a marketplace for independent contractors, has formally rejected an offer from IAC …

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