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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Gmail gets Content Security Policy support to stop extensions from loading unsafe code  —  Google today added support for Content Security Policy (CSP) to Gmail.  The security feature protects users by stopping extensions from loading unsafe code.  —  CSP is a computer security concept …

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Silke Koltrowitz / Reuters: TAG Heuer enlists partners in smartwatch plan and may make acquisitions  —  (Reuters) - TAG Heuer is pushing ahead with plans for a smartwatch to more directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and may make acquisitions to help drive the strategy, its head said on Tuesday.

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google: Upcoming 2.3 Pebble update brings actionable Android Wear notifications and more  —  Pebble users have been left in the dust this year as Android Wear has taken hold over the smartwatch market-and offered some functionality that Pebble and other companies haven't yet implemented.

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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: After Google News shutdown, external traffic to Spanish media sites plummets, according to Chartbeat  —  External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move  —  Credit: Flickr / Pavel P  —  Credit: Flickr / Pavel P  —  As expected, Google removed all Spanish publishers …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Ayden raises $250M at $1.5B valuation to expand its international payments platform, lists Facebook, Airbnb, Spotify among its 3.5K clients  —  Adyen Raises $250M From General Atlantic To Expand Its International Payments Platform  —  International payments startup Adyen is growing fast …

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Garett Sloane / Adweek: Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos to Compete With Facebook  —  Brands would love it, but would users protest?  —  Twitter is weighing a difficult decision, one that not only could disrupt the traditional order of things at the social network but also may well be the key …

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Tim Higgins / Bloomberg: Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuations  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) has halted online sales in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations, the company said.  —  “Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing,” Alan Hely, a spokesman for the Cupertino …

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Messaging App Line's Payment Service Begins Rolling Out To Users Worldwide  —  Line prematurely announced the introduction of its chat app payment feature earlier this month, but now it has begun rolling out to its 500 million-plus registered users.  —  The Japanese company announced …

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Mark Bergen / AdAge: Twitter Lets Advertisers Target By Wireless Carrier, New Devices  —  With Mobile Features, Social Platform Hopes to Tap Into Telecom War  —  Ad Spending for 100 Largest B-to-B Marketers Nears $5 Billion  —  Heated competition in the wireless world has been a boon to Twitter.

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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web: Instagram's latest major update adds 5 new filters, revamped design and real-time commenting  —  Just when you thought you had enough filters, Instagram goes and adds more along with an updated design and a whole slew of other new and improved features.  —  Today the make-your-photos-look-better …

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Jury finds Apple not guilty of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case  —  Apple cleared in potential $1 billion court case  —  An eight-person jury has decided that Apple is not on the hook for what could have been more than $1 billion in a trial centering on extra security measures …

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CNET: Huawei launches Honor 6 Plus with dual 8MP cameras, 5.5" full-HD display, 3GB of RAM, proprietary Kirin 925 octa-core CPU, 3600 mAh battery  —  Design  —  Huawei isn't just chucking in a couple of cameras and calling it a day.  The 7.5mm thick Honor 6 Plus shares the black glass design of the Honor 6 …

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Los Angeles Times: Sony hit with lawsuit by former employees over email leaks  —  The first legal salvo has been leveled against Sony Pictures Entertainment since the massive computer breach that exposed the personal information of thousands of current and former employees.  —  Lawyers representing …

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Daniel Howley / Yahoo Tech: Starting January 1st, T-Mobile Data Stash will let you roll over unused data for up to a year, starting with one-off 10GB allowance  —  T-Mobile ‘Data Stash’ Lets You Roll Over Your Unused Data  —  Yahoo Tech's David Pogue interviewed T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Tuesday as T-Mobile announced upgrades …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google and Verizon cross-license patents to ‘reduce the risk’ of future litigation  —  Google and Verizon today announced a long-term patent cross-license agreement.  The duo said the deal covers “a broad range of products and technologies” but details were scarce beyond that.

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Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table: LA's Upfront Ventures raises $280M for its fifth fund  —  Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund  —  Whew!  —  We've been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Clever Gets $30 Million From Lightspeed To Become The Login Layer For Education Apps  —  It's not often you hear about companies actually disrupting the education market.  Conventional wisdom seems to be that due to the bureaucratic nature of the industry, it's nearly impossible to get wide-scale adoption at the institutional level.

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NDTV Gadgets: Xiaomi India import ban lifted until January 8th for smartphones with Qualcomm chipsets  —  Xiaomi Permitted to Import and Sell Qualcomm-Based Handsets in India  —  The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has permitted Xiaomi to sell and import Qualcomm chipset-based handsets until January 8 as a temporary measure.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: ‘Opera Coast’ Browser for iOS Gains Discover Feature, Turbo Data Compression [iOS Blog]  —  The Opera Coast webkit-based browser for iOS was today updated to version 4.0, adding Opera Software's Turbo data compression technology to make browsing websites on the iPhone and iPad much faster on congested networks.

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Dots Spins Out Of Betaworks With $10M Series A From Tencent, GreyCroft  —  Dots, the mobile gaming studio responsible for two dead-simple but beautiful games, is today announcing the close of a $10 million round, as well as the official spinout of Dots as its own company, separate from betaworks.

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Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac: Google Wallet iOS app now supports Touch ID and lets you split the bill between friends  —  Apple Pay may be leaving Google Wallet in the dust when it comes to adoption, but Google hasn't given up yet.  It's just updated its iOS app to support Touch ID, add optimization for the iPhone 6/Plus …

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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Netflix updates its Android app with social sharing features, Android Wear integration  —  Streaming video service Netflix is showing some love for subscribers using the company's Android app with a new social-focused updated released today.  —  The Netflix Android app update adds a set …

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: Uncarrier 8: T-Mobile lets you store, roll over your data  —  Summary:The fourth largest cellular giant in the U.S. will now let you “stash” your data, allowing you to store unused data in following months.  —  T-Mobile launched its eighth round of jabs to its cellular rivals — so-called “data stashing.”

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's ‘Arcadia’ team is building a streaming app and game service  —  Summary:Microsoft's Operating Systems Group is staffing up a new team that is building an app and game streaming service for the company's ‘core platforms.’  —  As Microsoft officials themselves have said …

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal: Google Ventures invested 36% in healthcare & life sciences startups this year, up from 9% last year; consumer internet down from 66% last year to 8% in 2014  —  Google Ventures Shifts Focus to Healthcare  —  Google 's venture-capital arm is moving strongly into healthcare and life-sciences startups …

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