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Shandra Martinez / MLive.com: Regional grocery chain Meijer will continue to provide both Apple Pay and CurrentC services  —  Why Meijer isn't ditching Apple Pay like other retailers  —  With the wave of an iPhone 6 or the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch, you can buy groceries or fill up your gas tank at Meijer using Apple Pay.

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch: About.me launches Intro, an app to replace business cards, which lets you email or text your contact info  —  About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card  —  Tony Conrad, the founder of about.me, says it's time to disrupt the business card.  He's released a new app today called Intro to do just that.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: IDC: Tablet shipments grew 11.5% in Q3 2014, but leaders Apple, Samsung, and Asus all lost market share  —  The tablet market continues to grow, albeit not as quickly as before.  Q4 2013 saw 53.8 million units ship worldwide, up 11.5 percent from 47.6 million the same quarter last year.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store  —  The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8's support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that …

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Graham Cluley: Drupal 7 sites attacked hours after vulnerability disclosure, unpatched sites assumed hacked  —  “Assume every unpatched website running Drupal 7 was compromised”  —  Content management system Drupal has issued a chilling public service announcement to website admins and internet users …

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Garett Sloane / Adweek: Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands  —  Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers  —  After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here.  —  Instagram, owned by Facebook has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Capriza, which enables anyone to convert desktop business applications for use on mobile, raises $27M Series C  —  Capriza Raises $27 Million to Bring Unwieldy Business Apps to Mobile  —  Taking old and unwieldy business applications and making them usable on mobile devices has been pursued …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Crowdsourced Design Marketplace Minted Raises $38M More, Adds Fabrics And Home Decor  —  E-commerce design startup Minted has big ambitions for its crowdsourced marketplace of designs, with plans to launch in a whole new product category as well as giving its artists a platform for creating new storefronts.

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Steve Dent / Engadget: LG slims smartphone bezels to a virtually non-existent 0.7mm  —  You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it.  It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card.

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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog: Samsung Gear S 3G smartwatch launches Nov. 7 in US, $0 down on T-Mobile and Sprint on 2 year contract  —  Samsung Gear S launching in the US on November 7, carriers begin to reveal pricing  —  Following its international debut at the end of August, the Samsung Gear S will soon be making its way stateside.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Skype for iPhone now lets you save and delete photos, gets avatar, people, and chat improvements  —  Skype today updated its iPhone app with a slew of new features and improvements based on user suggestions.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store.

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Sophie Knight / Reuters: Nintendo and ResMed are developing non-wearable bedside sleep and fatigue tracker  —  Nintendo to develop device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO  —  Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014.

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Signe Brewster / Gigaom: Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies  —  Autodesk is seeking both hardware and software companies to receive a chunk of the fund, with an eye on fostering the 3D printing company as a whole.  —  Autodesk is gearing up to release its open-source 3D printer and accompanying software …

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Chris Ziegler / The Verge: Taiwanese smart energy startup Gogoro, led by former HTC exec, is close to raising $150M  —  Mysterious smart energy company raises $150 million, led by ex-HTC executive  —  Horace Luke, Gogoro's CEO.  —  Taiwanese firm Gogoro came out of stealth mode this morning — sort of …

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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian: Vodafone and EE begin LTE-A rollout in the UK  —  UK joins world's fastest mobile internet club with next generation 4G+ rollout  —  EE joins Vodafone with mobile data speeds five times faster than average UK broadband in London, with Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool added in 2015

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Tim Cook / Businessweek: Tim Cook publicly acknowledges he's gay, describes a deeper understanding of minorities, says the “rhinoceros” skin he's grown is “handy” as Apple CEO  —  Tim Cook: “I'm Proud to be Gay”  —  Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Lenovo Completes $2.9 Billion Motorola Purchase From Google  —  When Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh said Tuesday that the Lenovo deal was nearly done, he wasn't kidding.  —  Lenovo officially completed its $2.9 billion deal with Google early Thursday.

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area  —  In its first big move beyond home cleaning, Homejoy is adding carpet cleaning and general handyman services to its offerings in the Bay Area.  —  Co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung …

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal: Sony Replaces Mobile Division Head  —  Hiroki Totoki Has Been Widely Viewed as Instrumental in Sony's Structural Reforms  —  TOKYO— Sony Corp. on Thursday named Senior Vice President Hiroki Totoki as the new head of its mobile division, the electronics giant's latest move to prop up its struggling smartphone business.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google Play Movies & TV app gets redesign, second-screen experience w/ actor & soundtrack info  —  Google today announced that it's rolling out an updated Google Play Movies & TV app for Android that introduces a second-screen experience when streaming TV shows and movies to a Chromecast or Nexus Player-connected TV.

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Chat App Line's Revenue Doubles Year-On-Year To Reach $192 Million in Q3 2014  —  Days after Facebook revealed that WhatsApp, its $18 billion messaging app acquisition, posted an overall loss for the first half of this year, Line — a rival app with 500 million registered users …

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Cade Metz / Wired: Facebook open-sources OSquery, a security tool to monitor OS processes, network connections  —  Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software  —  Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan says that people like Mike Arpala are hard to find.

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica: Lenovo announces 13" Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows, available November, prices start at $699.99  —  Lenovo adds a 13-inch Windows tablet to the Yoga mix  —  Not content with launching five Yoga-branded tablets earlier this month, Lenovo has added a sixth device to its range.

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Associated Press: Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows  —  BEIJING (AP) — Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.  —  The Beijing-based company …

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Todd Holmdahl / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Health, a platform including a cloud service announced, works with Jawbone UP, RunKeeper, more; app available for Android, iOS  —  Introducing Microsoft Health  —  Today we're announcing a new platform called Microsoft Health.  Within health and fitness, there is rapid innovation …

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