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Nate Swanner / SlashGear: Chromecast support (finally) comes to Vimeo on iOS  —  Consuming video on your mobile device is awesome, but sometimes you want more.  Some videos just need to be seen on the bigger screen.  If you happen to be on the couch, the TV might appear to be mocking you with it's big display, which is just meant for video.

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Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals: LinkedIn plans for new office, plus retail promenade in Mountain View development plans  —  LinkedIn Corp., long hemmed in by its larger corporate neighbor Google Inc., believes it has finally found the way to settle down and expand in Mountain View.  —  On Friday, the company submitted plans …

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David Bredan / aBlogtoWatch: Swatch announces Touch Zero One smartwatch targeted at beach volleyball players and fans  —  Swatch Introduces A Smartwatch: Touch Zero One (For Volleyball)  —  Today, as news both expected and unexpected, Swatch has introduced what will be its first widely available smartwatch: the Swatch Touch Zero One.

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Andy / TorrentFreak: Cloud-storage service Mega claims PayPal shut down its account after Visa and Mastercard were pressured by Senator Patrick Leahy  —  Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files  —  During September 2014, the Digital Citizens Alliance and Netnames teamed up to publish a brand new report.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Tinder building out ad product, approaching potential partners including Facebook, Twitter  —  Tinder Is Building Out Its Ad Product  —  Dating app Tinder is ready to make some money.  —  The Los Angeles-based startup, which doesn't currently generate any revenue, is building out its first ad product …

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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal: Dropbox partners with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400M wireless customers  —  Dropbox Taps Vodafone for International Growth  —  Dropbox is partnering with Vodafone to offer its file-storage service to more than 400 million wireless customers.

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Tracey Lien / Los Angeles Times: Uber discloses one of its databases was breached in May 2014; personal info, including drivers' license numbers, on up to 50K drivers at risk  —  Uber security breach may have affected up to 50,000 drivers  —  Thousands of Uber driver names and driver's license numbers may be in the hands …

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: White House releases draft of consumer privacy bill that requires firms to provide “concise” explanations of how data will be used, option to remove information  —  White House releases draft of consumer privacy bill  —  The Obama administration is releasing a draft of legislation …

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Cody Toombs / Android Police: YouTube App Now Has Built-In Video Trimming And Inline Previews, Turns Long Home Videos Into Great Shareable Moments  —  Baby's first steps, carrying the cake out on grandma's birthday, receiving your diploma at the graduation ceremony.  These are great moments you want to show off …

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times: Will.i.am's wearable device startup I.am+ hires former Sony exec Phil Molyneux as President and COO  —  Will.i.am Start-Up Hires Sony Electronics Executive  —  The pop musician Will.i.am has started moonlighting as a technology entrepreneur.  Now he has an experienced technology executive …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform  —  Visa announced today that it's planning to acquire Mountain View-based TrialPay, an e-commerce payment platform which sits in between payments and advertising, providing consumers with an alternative way to pay for items …

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Alex Barinka / Bloomberg Business: IBM Forms Partnership With Juniper on Data-Networking Analysis  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. formed a partnership with Juniper Networks Inc. to create networks with built-in analytics, harnessing big data to improve mobile and other applications.

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Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals: Google submits master plans for Mountain View campus featuring moveable, canopied structures  —  Exclusive: Google campus plan would explode the concept of buildings, workspace (renderings)  —  When Google Inc.'s engineers need a certain kind of workspace, they come to David Radcliffe with a question.

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Brian P. Rubin / ReadWrite: Pebble releases SDK v3.0 with software emulator for Pebble Time  —  Pebble: It's Time To Preview Our New App Development Tools  —  Thursday, Pebble released a preview of its software development kit for its new smartwatch platform and Pebble Time device.  —  With SDK 3., the company touts …

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: Lenovo promises to stop bundling crapware on PCs  —  Summary:Following on from the Superfish debacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Opens Up ‘iWork for iCloud’ to Everyone, No Apple Device Required  —  Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device.  —  As of today, anyone can sign …

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Reuters: China's draft counterterror law would require that technology firms hand over encryption keys, install backdoors; Obama administration has conveyed concerns  —  China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms  —  (Reuters) - China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law …

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Andrew Chung / Reuters: Smartflash LLC sues Apple again over use of same patents in iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPad Air 2  —  Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm  —  (Reuters) - Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple Inc (AAPL.O), a Texas company is again suing the tech giant …

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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Silent Circle raises $50M, buys out Geeksphone's stake in JV to get full control of Blackphone  —  Silent Circle targets enterprise users with ‘world first’ privacy ecosystem  —  Summary:A fresh funding round will help the company cope with increased demand for encrypted communications in the enterprise.

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Ariel Adams / aBlogtoWatch: Swiss watchmakers launch luxury smartwatches with embedded activity tracker based on an open platform  —  MMT ‘Horological Smartwatch’ Platform Finally Ties Switzerland To Silicon Valley  —  Ever since the smartwatch became a thing, I have been preaching that companies need to pool …

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Allister Heath / Telegraph: Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook  —  Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives  —  Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back.

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Paul Carsten / Reuters: China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts  —  (Reuters) - Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV  —  VideoLAN today launched what is arguably the biggest release of its popular media player to date: an update to VLC for the desktop coordinated with new versions across all major mobile platforms.

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David Meyer / Gigaom: Spyware firm Gamma failed on human rights, says OECD  —  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has for the first time found a surveillance software company to be in violation of human rights guidelines, following a complaint about the notorious British-German spyware outfit Gamma International.

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Miles Brignall / Guardian: UK ISP TalkTalk suffers massive data breach, subscribers' information used in scams  —  Fraud threat to millions of TalkTalk customers  —  Major breach of data leaves one customer £2,800 out of pocket as TalkTalk and his bank, Santander, refuse to compensate him

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