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December 10, 2015, 6:15 AM

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Sruthi Ramakrishnan / Reuters:
Walmart announces its mobile payment service Walmart Pay, will be introduced in select US stores on Thursday and nationwide by the first half of 2016  —  Wal-Mart enters mobile payment with launch of Walmart Pay  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would launch 'Walmart Pay …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple's 2015 apps of the year include Periscope for iPhone, Robot Factory for iPad, HBO Now for Apple TV, Dark Sky for Apple Watch, and Affinity Photo for Mac  —  Apple Publishes Best of 2015 App Store Lists for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV  —  Early this morning …
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Only three of YouTube's top 10 videos of 2015 were made by ordinary YouTubers  —  The year has changed, and the exact videos have changed, but one aspect of YouTube's annual top-10 remains pretty predictable: The real powerhouses on the site that claims to have democratized Internet video …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Google publishes results for its D-Wave 2X quantum computer, says tests show it performs 100M times faster than conventional computing for some problems  —  Google's quantum computer can blitz a normal PC - but it's not ready for production just yet  —  Google's latest tests show there's light …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Senator Dianne Feinstein to seek legislation to “pierce” through encryption with warrant, working with Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Burr, others  —  Top Democratic senator will seek legislation to ‘pierce’ through encryption  —  A leading Democratic senator …
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Blog:
Microsoft open sources blogging tool Live Writer  —  Announcing Open Live Writer - An Open Source Fork of Windows Live Writer  —  Today is the day.  An independent group of volunteers within Microsoft has successfully open sourced and forked Windows Live Writer.
Reuters:
Samsung Electronics to form automotive team with initial focus on infotainment, autonomous driving  —  Samsung Electronics to form auto team in search of growth driver  —  * Initial focus on infotainment, autonomous driving  —  * Firm in need of growth driver as smartphones falter …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
The “Satoshi” PGP keys reported to be linked to Craig Wright were likely backdated, pointing to a hoax  —  Satoshi's PGP Keys Are Probably Backdated and Point to a Hoax  —  On Tuesday, both Wired and Gizmodo dropped a big bombshell: According to “leaked” (Wired) or “hacked” …

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