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November 23, 2015, 5:35 PM

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Michelle W. / WordPress.com News:
WordPress announces a major redesign of WordPress.com, and a new desktop app, available for Mac now, Windows and Linux later  —  Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac  —  What if WordPress.com helped you...  ... update your pages and respond to comments from a desktop app?
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Square starts shipping its chip card reader with Apple Pay support; Samsung Pay now supports Chase cards  —  Square rolls out readers to accept Apple Pay  —  NEW YORK — Square is rolling out new mobile payment readers to 100 local businesses around the country, allowing such merchants …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and new GPU profiler  —  At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE).  Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, and a new GPU profiler.
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones  —  If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.
Paresh DaveContact / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat's Story Explorer lets you view event-related Snaps from other users, available for New York and Los Angeles Live Stories today  —  Inside Snapchat's newest feature: Story Explorer  —  Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Evan Spiegel grabs his iPhone, opens his Venice company's app and taps an icon for “Los Angeles.”
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates  —  Root certificate debacle that hit Lenovo now visits the House of Dell.  —  In a move eerily similar to the Superfish debacle that visited Lenovo in February, Dell is shipping computers that come preinstalled …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Slack says it is having sporadic connectivity issues and is investigating  —  Slack Is Having A Panic Attack  —  Slack seems to be running intermittently at the moment.  —  /giphy fail  —  We first noticed it internally, and then saw reports on Twitter.  —  @SlackHQ also confirmed the service issue in a tweet:
Jonathan Keane / BBC:
As retailers turn to increasingly affordable facial recognition tech to fight shoplifters, privacy concerns abound  —  Catching a thief by their face  —  Retail stores are turning to facial recognition technology and customer tracking tools to fight against shoplifters.  BBC Future investigates.
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed:
By delivering flu shots and hiring its first health advisor, Uber signals intent to shake up health care  —  The Uber Will See You Now  —  Jessica Funcannon getting a flu vaccination shot from Nurse Jerry Palacios at her workplace during the UberHealth day in Chicago last year.
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Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Adobe to close Revel, its cloud-based photo and video sharing service, in February, and will let users transfer files into Creative Cloud Photography plan  —  Adobe kills off its photo-sharing service Revel  —  The company is going all-in on the Creative Cloud Photography plan.

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