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Cross platform development by Apple, Google, and Microsoft analyzed and visualized (Jan Dawson/Beyond Devices)

5 hours 17 min ago

Jan Dawson / Beyond Devices:
Cross platform development by Apple, Google, and Microsoft analyzed and visualized  —  Visualizing cross-platform development  —  Much has been made recently of Microsoft's shift from a Windows-centric worldview to a cross-platform approach to the development of applications and services.

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Apple Pay claimed 1% of November's digital payment dollars, new report says (Mike Beasley/9to5Mac)

6 hours 22 min ago

Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple Pay claimed 1% of November's digital payment dollars, new report says  —  A new report from ITG has revealed that Apple Pay was responsible for 1% of the total digital payment dollars spent in November.  The study also found that 60% of new Apple Pay customers used the service multiple times throughout …

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US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches (Phillip Inman/Guardian)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:15pm

Phillip Inman / Guardian:
US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches  —  Critics fear Tisa talks could be used to further interests of large corporations and undermine right to privacy  —  The US is attempting to secure immunity from investigation for online security breaches …

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Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:10pm

Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks  —  ‘OK Google’ feature now available on Chrome OS Dev Channel  —  You've been able to yell voice commands at Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches for some time now, but soon you'll be able to do the same to a Chromebook computer.

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Sources confirm Sony hackers hail mainly from North Korea, and include Japan-based group of ethnic North Koreans (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:05pm

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources confirm Sony hackers hail mainly from North Korea, and include Japan-based group of ethnic North Koreans  —  FBI: North Korea to Blame for Sony Hack  —  The FBI today said it has determined that the North Korean government is responsible for the devastating recent hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015 (Chris Hoffman/PC World)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:30pm

Chris Hoffman / PC World:
Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015  —  Exploring Linux, Chrome OS, and beyond.  —  Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015  —  Earlier this year, I reported on the forthcoming release of Ubuntu phones.  Ubuntu for phones had just hit “release to manufacturer” …

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New version of ZeuS malware has targeted over 150 banks and 20 payment systems worldwide (Charlie Osborne/ZDNet)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:40pm

Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
New version of ZeuS malware has targeted over 150 banks and 20 payment systems worldwide  —  ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide  —  Summary:A new strain of the malevolent ZeuS malware has been discovered targeting over 150 banks and 20 payment systems across the globe.

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Social TV service TVtag, previously known as GetGlue, to shut down end of 2014 (Janko Roettgers/Gigaom)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:05pm

Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Social TV service TVtag, previously known as GetGlue, to shut down end of 2014  —  GetGlue successor TVtag is shutting down  —  Janko Roettgers  —  Social TV service TVtag, which was previously known as GetGlue, is shutting down at the end of the year.  TVtag announced the shut …

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Runkeeper adds phone-free GPS and headphone heart rate monitor support (Mark Sullivan/VentureBeat)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:30pm

Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Runkeeper adds phone-free GPS and headphone heart rate monitor support  —  Smartwatch and smartwatch app makers are waking up to the fact that runners don't want to lug their phones around while they work out.  —  The well-loved fitness app RunKeeper is announcing today a new version of its app …

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FCC proposes expanding definition of pay-TV providers to include internet TV services (Amy Schatz/Re/code)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:55pm

Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC proposes expanding definition of pay-TV providers to include internet TV services  —  FCC Launches Effort to Help Online Video Providers Compete With Cable Guys  —  Federal regulators released new proposed rules Friday designed to make it easier for online video providers to get access …

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Hackers Used Sophisticated SMB Worm Tool to Attack Sony (Mike Lennon/SecurityWeek)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:50pm

Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Hackers Used Sophisticated SMB Worm Tool to Attack Sony  —  Sony Hackers Used Server Message Block (SMB) Worm Tool  —  Just hours after the FBI and President Obama called out North Korea as being responsible for the destructive cyber attack against Sony Pictures, US-CERT issued an alert decribing …

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Microsoft pays VirnetX $23 million to settle expanded patent case (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:15pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft pays VirnetX $23 million to settle expanded patent case  —  Summary:Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.  —  Microsoft has agreed to pay VirnetX another $23 million …

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Evernote's intelligent writing assistant, Context, is now available on Android and Windows (Kia Kokalitcheva/VentureBeat)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:40pm

Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Evernote's intelligent writing assistant, Context, is now available on Android and Windows  —  Evernote's artificial intelligence-based writing assistant is now available for paying customers on Android and Windows, the company announced.  —  Context, which the company first launched on Mac …

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Facebook announces first two-day F8 developer conference for March 25-26 in San Francisco (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:05pm

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces first two-day F8 developer conference for March 25-26 in San Francisco  —  Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF March 25-26 2015  —  Facebook has more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it's adding a second …

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Staples provides details on September breach: 115 stores' POS systems, 1.16M payment cards compromised (Staples Investor Relations)

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:55pm

Staples Investor Relations:
Staples provides details on September breach: 115 stores' POS systems, 1.16M payment cards compromised  —  Staples Provides Update on Data Security Incident  —  Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today gave an update on the investigation into its previously announced data security incident involving …

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