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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police: Nexus 6 And Android L Make Early Cameo Appearance In New Android Ad Campaign ‘Be Together, Not The Same’  —  It feels like Android L and the Nexus 6 are set to drop at any moment—you can almost sense the #NexusWarriors gathering at the fringes of the internet, ready to storm …

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Brian Fung / Washington Post: Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace  —  Aereo's service uses thousands of tiny antennas to help it stay within the bounds of copyright law.  (Aereo)  —  It's been weeks since we last heard from Aereo, the shuttered streaming video service that lost big at the Supreme Court this summer.

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John Cook / GeekWire: AWS migration service 2nd Watch lands $10 million, names new CEO  —  2nd Watch, which helps companies move applications onto Amazon Web Services, has raised $10 million in fresh funding from Top Tier Capital, Madrona Venture Group and Columbia Capital.  It also named Doug Schneider as CEO …

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New York Times: Ireland to Phase Out Tax Break Used by Technology Firms  —  LONDON — After years of debate over tax breaks that have helped lure big multinational corporations to Ireland, the Irish government said Tuesday that it would phase out a measure used by technology companies including Google to reduce their bills.

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Ian Kar / Bank Innovation: PayPal Is in ‘Early Talks’ to Acquire Square  —  PayPal CEO Dan Schulman is apparently exploring several potential acquisitions, including the purchase of Square, sources close to both PayPal and Square have told Bank Innovation.  —  Our sources tell us the acquisition talks are in the “early stages,” but are described as serious.

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Snapchat: Snapchat says public API is coming, third-party apps using the private API “can't be trusted”  —  Third-Party Applications and the Snapchat API  —  Over the past few days we've fielded a number of questions about our API and third-party applications after a website that offered …

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Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom: August launches $250 smart lock that lets you use iOS/Android smartphones for local and remote access  —  August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys  —  The August smart lock ships Tuesday, and for those wondering if you should spend $250 for a connected lock, the answer is yes.

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Kim Zetter / Wired: Russian hackers used Windows zero-day vulnerability to target NATO, Ukraine and EU since 2009  —  Russia's ‘Sandworm’ Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years  —  A cyberespionage campaign believed to be based in Russia has been targeting government leaders and institutions …

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Greg Sterling / Marketing Land: WSJ: Search Engines Ignoring FTC Rules About Labeling Search Ads  —  Article asserts search engines intentionally deceiving consumers.  —  The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has implicitly issued a challenge to the FTC.  Covering alleged non-compliance with the FTC's 2013 directive to improve …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Anki Drive's AI-powered racing game now available on select Android devices  —  Anki Drive's AI-powered racing game arrives on Android  —  But mixed matches with iOS and Android still aren't possible  —  As it promised last month, Anki is making its artificial intelligence-powered racing game available on Android.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Skype launches mobile video chat app Qik with clips that disappear after two weeks  —  Skype today launched Skype Qik (pronounced “quick"), a new video messaging app meant to be used alongside the main Skype app.  The new mobile-only app is launching simultaneously on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online  —  One of the most frequent refrains from the big broadband players and their friends who are fighting against net neutrality rules is that there's no evidence that ISPs have been abusing …

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ScienceDaily: Scientists working on Li-Ion batteries that can be recharged 70% in two minutes, last over 20 years  —  Ultra-fast charging batteries that can be 70% recharged in just two minutes  —  Scientists have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes.

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Loek Essers / PC World: Europe to get €2.5 billion big data boost from Commission, industry  —  Big data is going to get a big boost from the European Union, which will match an industry consortium's €2 billion investment with €500 million of public money over the next five years.

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Anton Mityagin / The Dropbox Blog: Dropbox wasn't hacked  —  Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren't true.  Your stuff is safe.  The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox.  Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox.

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CNET: Oculus working on Oculus Cinema software that simulates a movie theater experience  —  Virtual reality and the silver screen: A match made in heaven  —  Oculus is developing software for watching movies, and it's one of the best VR experiences out there.  —  Oculus's cinema app …

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ProPublica: Private donors suppling law enforcement with spy tech like surveillance and tracking gear, bypassing public oversight  —  Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops  —  by Ali Winston and Darwin Bond Graham, Special to ProPublica,  —  In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility …

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The Official Google Blog: Google Shopping Express adds merchants, expands to Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C., rebrands as Google Express  —  Google Express: more cities, more stores and a new name  —  One year ago, the first Google Shopping Express order was delivered—a box of granola.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Amazon slated to open pop-up retail store in upscale San Francisco mall  —  Amazon is set to open a retail store in San Francisco as early as next week, according to a source familiar with the deal.  The store will be located at Westfield San Francisco Centre, a mall located in the heart …

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Eric Calouro / NEWSBTC: Dorian Nakamoto seeking donations for legal fight against Newsweek, will accept bitcoins  —  Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action  —  Story Highlights  — Dorian Nakamoto planning lawsuit against Newsweek  — Chicago Sun-Times Reportedly Aims to Test Bitcoin Paywall February 1st 14.Jan

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Alex Heath / Cult of Mac: Dropbox denies hack, says old logins were scraped from third-party services  —  Update: A Dropbox spokesperson has confirmed that its service has not been hacked and that the exposed logins were mostly expired and harvested from third-party services.  More information below.

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Eric Brown / LinuxGizmos: Linux Foundation launches Dronecode, an open-source software platform for drones  —  Open source “Dronecode” UAV platform project launches  —  [Updated 4:25AM] — The Linux Foundation launched a collaborative “Dronecode Project” aimed at creating a shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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Owen Williams / The Next Web: Hundreds of Dropbox passwords may have leaked online in alleged hack  —  A thread has surfaced on Reddit that contains links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text.  —  In four Pastebin files linked to from the site, a few hundred username …

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Tanaya Macheel / CoinDesk: Former Senate Aide Joins Coinbase as US Government Liaison  —  Bitcoin services provider Coinbase has hired an in-house liaison to US policy makers who are drafting digital currency legislation.  —  John Collins joins the San Francisco-based company as Head of Government Affairs in Washington, DC.

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Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land: Bing & Google Offering New Search Tools For 2014 Election Season  —  With the November 4th elections looming ever so near, both Bing and Google have launched search tools to help voters stay informed.  From news and analysis, to predictions and voter registration information …

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