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Lauren Schwartzberg / Fast Company: The Oral History of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop to America)  —  Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan.  But without Google, it may have stayed there.  —  If the story of the poop emoji's rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:

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AnandTech: Full disk encryption on Nexus 6 leads to 62.9% drop in random read performance  —  Encryption and Storage Performance in Android 5.0 Lollipop  —  As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0.

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: Eyes-on with Streaming Photoshop: Adobe's plan to bring PS to the cloud  —  We have seen Photoshop work in a browser, and it looked pretty good.  “Streaming Photoshop” is Adobe and Google's plan to bring the incomparable photo editor to Chrome OS and the Chrome Browser.

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Ben Popper / The Verge: Assembly raises $2.9M for a platform letting anyone contribute to projects and share profits  —  With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid  —  A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing

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Derek Walter / Greenbot: Google Maps 9.1 for Android now displays local weather, time, and tips about your destination  —  Google Maps 9.1 is a rather minor update, compared to the major Material Design overhaul in 9.0.  —  But it turns out there are some useful features tucked away, especially if you rely on the app …

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Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint: Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages  —  Pebble is on a roll.  —  Despite kicking off the week with handy apps like Domino's Tracker and PayPal, the smartwatch maker has yet another announcement up its sleeve: an update for the Pebble Android app …

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Susan Decker / Bloomberg: Samsung Files Complaint to Block Nvidia Chips From U.S.  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) is seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) from the U.S. market, escalating a battle begun after licensing talks failed.  —  Samsung filed a complaint today against Nvidia …

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: Android malware NotCompatible infects 20K a day, according to mobile security company Lookout  —  Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones  —  For years security researchers have warned that it was only a matter of time before nasty digital scourges like malicious software and spam would hit smartphones.

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Lane Wood / Medium: Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort media narrative on Uber scandal  —  Here ego again.  —  There's something unsettling about all this Uber stuff.  —  Maybe it's the fact that I have to wade through all the technorati tweets about “#Ubergate” …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris  —  Cooliris, the startup behind a photo-browsing app of the same name, just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo.  —  On its website, the company wrote: … Updating

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Martin Beck / Marketing Land: Livefyre Launches Livefyre Studio To Help Marketers Repurpose Social Content  —  Continuing to move beyond its roots as a comment platform, the company is offering an enterprise level aggregation and publishing tool.  —  Livefyre today announced the launch of a new content aggregation …

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal: Uber's Rival Lyft Quietly Limits Employee Access to User Data  —  In the early days of Facebook , a universal password reportedly gave the social network's employees access to user accounts.  Seven years later, Uber, another startup growing at lightning speed and writing the rules as it goes …

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Parmy Olson / Forbes: Cloudflare: 500 Gbps DDoS attack, largest in history, carried out against independent Hong Kong news sites  —  The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites  —  The intense skirmishes inside Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests haven't just taken place on the streets, but online too.

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Nate Raymond / Reuters: Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval  —  The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in Sydney September 19, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) agreement to pay $450 million …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: iCloud.com now supports uploading JPG images to iCloud Photo Library  —  iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities  —  Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library …

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Mark Hearn / 9to5Google: Eligible Chromebooks bought before December 31 will come with 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years  —  Google bundling 1TB of Drive storage with the purchase of select Chromebooks  —  Chromebook's are becoming a viable option for people with simple computing needs …

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: Google releases Divide Productivity Review app for Android IT Preview Program users  —  Android Work takes shape as Google's BYOD Divide surfaces on Play  —  Summary: Google's play to establish Android in the enterprise has taken a step forward with the launch of its BYOD container for productivity apps.

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Patrick Klepek / Giant Bomb: Steam updates Early Access guidelines advising developers to provide a playable game at launch  —  Steam Updates Early Access Rules, Guidelines For Developers  —  Valve appears to recognize Early Access has burned some customers, and it needs to clarify what the platform is really for.

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Financial Times: European parliament draft motion says breakup of Google should be considered  —  Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels  —  The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.

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Edwin Chan / Reuters: European parliament preparing to call for Google break-up: FT  —  People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call …

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Lanh Nguyen / Android Authority: Asus Zenwatch review: classy, elegant, great battery life, low-priced at $200, but with a clunky charger  —  Asus ZenWatch Review  —  The Bottom Line  —  PROS  —  CONS  —  The Asus Zenwatch brings elegance and class to the Android Wear space at a surprisingly competitive price …

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: Amazon's AppStream can now stream any Windows application  —  Summary: Amazon expands support for its streaming service that targets games developers to any Windows application.  —  Liam Tung  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated AppStream to allow any Windows application to be accessed through a browser.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report  —  Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival.  According to a report in the New York Post …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable  —  This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup.  The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access …

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Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors: Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015  —  Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners.  In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion …

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