November 17, 2015, 3:40 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.
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Pushbullet Introduces A Pro Plan, Will Soon Require $5 A Month Or $40 A Year For Some Of The Currently Free Features  —  We here at Android Police have a thing for Pushbullet.  You could even call it a crush.  Not everyone on the team uses it, but we and many of our readers agree that it's a solid service.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Netflix open sources Spinnaker, its cloud resource management tool for AWS, with support for Google Cloud Platform and Cloud Foundry, Azure support coming soon  —  Netflix launches open source project ready for Amazon, Google clouds  —  Additional deployment support for Microsoft Azure was said to be …
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.
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
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 …
Cameron Summerson / Android Police:
NVIDIA re-releases SHIELD Tablet as SHIELD Tablet K1 without stylus, charger, and only 16 GB option for $199  —  NVIDIA Re-releases SHIELD Tablet As SHIELD Tablet K1, Drops The Price To $199 [Quick Hands-On]  —  In my personal opinion, NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet has been one of the better Android tablets …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Spotify launches Fan Insights portal for musicians to see data on their fans  —  Spotify Opens Up Its Data Firehose  —  The modern-day music industry is missing all sorts of stuff it used to have in the old days.  Like sales.  —  But the 2015 music industry has at least one thing the CD era didn't: Lots of data.
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 and TripAdvisor began to show for locations and travel destinations, especially outside the US.
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.

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