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Shopping with Apple Pay

recode.net – Oct 24, 6:00 AM
Lauren Goode RT @KellyLynnMc: Expected success shopping with Apple Pay in San Francisco. The real test is middle America. t.co/alPD9YpAOb via @LaurenGoode

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The Horror Before the Beheadings

nytimes.com – Rukmini Callimachi – Oct 25 – The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one. In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof that a prisoner is still alive in a kidnapping negotiation. James Foley…
Steve Rhodes RT @rcallimachi: Since June, I have been researching the hell hostages held in ISIS' underground gulag endured. Here's the story t.co/bti7XQQAsp
Erin Cunningham ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say t.co/RftKtKZyKl
The New York Times Prolonged beatings, waterboarding and food rations of one teacup per day. The ISIS hostages' struggle for survival t.co/laqUCOXs8p
Tim Carmody RT @stevesilberman: If you missed it, this is era-defining journalism by @rcallimachi. RT @nytimes: The Horror Before the Beheadings t.co/f7UxqBr8sQ
LoriSpechler The Horror Before the Beheadings t.co/16DU20fHaF Amazing / horrifying report.
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UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine

dallasnews.com – Kaci Hickox – Oct 25, 12:00 PM – I am a nurse who has just returned to the U.S. after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone - an Ebola-affected country. I have been quarantined in New Jersey. This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those…
John Bussey UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine t.co/xRJsYecFgH
Jason Del Rey RT @jtcone1977: Courage of @MSF_USA colleagues like Kaci Hickox keep my faith in humanity despite disgusting vitriol she now faces t.co/aEyenW9Xry
Staci D Kramer One thing to impose quarantine. Another to do it right. So far looks like little done right for #KaciHickox. t.co/fiVvQKA3tp #Ebola
Jim Roberts Nurse returning from West Africa criticizes "frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine.' t.co/dLQHEVBpB1 2/2
Staci D Kramer RT @DoctorYasmin: Kaci's story: quarantined nurse shares her story: t.co/91eh0qqJR5 #Ebola #nurse #DoctorsWithoutBorders #NursesFightEbola
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Twitpic's Future

Twitpic Blog – twitpic – Oct 25, 7:45 AM – First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months. As you know it's been quite the roller coaster ride. We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic…
Mediagazer Twitpic agrees to give Twitter the Twitpic domain and photo archive, site to remain read-only t.co/XK1TQXmIFH t.co/AgtLLwBKhC
Steffen Konrath Twitpic: "we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive" /@noaheverett t.co/kbCxdSSuhY
Danny Sullivan RT @TwitPic: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/OmGQHVKG0n. More here: t.co/IiASPzMoW4
Jim Prosser RT @noaheverett: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/eR7FXsig1R - more here: t.co/LrBSgo9DEX
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Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

theverge.com – Kwame Opam – Oct 25, 10:09 AM – There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, are in outright…
Andrew Losowsky Several big-name retailers are blocking Apple Pay in favor of their own system launching next year, based on QR codes t.co/wf6DKnWa68
Jack Schofield Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay, says @verge ~ t.co/OwLMnDs6dA
Daniel Brusilovsky Good luck to all these retailers who think their own mobile payments app will be better than Apple Pay. t.co/d6g7xudlM8
The Verge RT @dcseifert: By shutting out Apple Pay, retailers are also blocking Google Wallet and SoftCard. Retailers are dicks. t.co/g5Mpl1djNT
Mike Dudas RT @chartier: Best Buy, Walmart, and other major retailers band together to turn down customers' money, make them shop elsewhere: t.co/5egZegN3Nk
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CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet

macrumors.com – Oct 25, 7:56 AM – Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid…
Jonathan Abrams RT @mackinra: Lame! 'CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet' t.co/G4NgK7P2s0 via @nuzzel thanks @chockenberry
Danny Sullivan Is dumb CVS blocks Apple Pay to protect own wallet. If course it blocks Google Wallet, but no one cares about that t.co/n3DDlF8gm0
Danny Sullivan Daddy, how did you survive the CVS closes Apple pay crisis. Well, child, I had to get out my credit card, the HORROR t.co/n3DDlF8gm0
Aaron Pressman RT @erickschonfeld: Mobile wallet wars begin "@MacRumors: CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet t.co/8qHkfIAzlA"'
Aaron Levie As Peter, Paul and Mary once said, "Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?" t.co/4S85xWVzwX
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Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay

Daring Fireball – Oct 25 – Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid…
Nicolas Magand RT @stevesi: "Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay" t.co/NRA30uPuQT @daringfireball <-- what he said. I even used cvs as my first test!
John Federico Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay t.co/6lBipeP3NO
Steven Sinofsky "Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay" t.co/NRA30uPuQT @daringfireball <-- what he said. I even used cvs as my first test!
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Mindy Kaling Talks at The New Yorker Festival

nytimes.com – Jacob Bernstein – Oct 24 – Mindy Kaling was on the 37th floor of the Trump SoHo New York hotel, having her hair and makeup done. “There's Champagne, quesadillas and water,” she said. “Make yourself at home.” As part of The New Yorker Festival…
Ashley Parker 'Did he really think I'm Malala? And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?' -- @mindykaling t.co/Gc0Qz0Culc
Ashley Parker 'Did he really think I'm Malala? And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?' --Mindy Kaling t.co/Gc0Qz0Culc
Elizabeth Holmes RT @racheld: An octogenarian hanging out at the Boom Boom Room mistook Mindy Kaling for Nobel Prize winning teen Malala Yousafzai. t.co/OCxJTR7M96
katierosman RT @racheld: An octogenarian hanging out at the Boom Boom Room mistook Mindy Kaling for Nobel Prize winning teen Malala Yousafzai. t.co/OCxJTR7M96
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After Calling for Calm, Cuomo Joins Christie in Ordering Some Quarantines

nytimes.com – Thomas Kaplan – Oct 24 – On Thursday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sat beside Mayor Bill de Blasio at Bellevue Hospital Center as they offered soothing words to worried New Yorkers: New York City's first case of Ebola, they said, was no reason for panic. Less than 19 hours…
Gabriel Snyder RT @SuzyKhimm: Cuomo falsely accuses Dr Spencer of violating quarantine protocols t.co/0oRirsrF6f Dr followed all protocols, wasn't under quarantine
Sarah Kliff Today in unproductive: Gov. Cuomo falsely accuses Dr. Spencer of breaking MSF protocols. t.co/PrfvNGR8EB (h/t @SuzyKhimm)
Heidi N. Moore RT @dandrezner: "[Dr.] Bassett, was not informed in advance of the Cuomo-Christie mandatory quarantine order and was 'furious.'" t.co/B6KWsONKrl
Heidi N. Moore RT @tcarmody: A race to out-asshole Christie is unwinnable RT @moorehn: Apparently Cuomo also feared being seen as soft on Ebola. t.co/X4D8v9fXlr
Tim Carmody A race to out-asshole Christie is unwinnable RT @moorehn: Apparently Cuomo also feared being seen as soft on Ebola. t.co/X4D8v9fXlr
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The Silent Benefits of PR

bothsidesofthetable.com – Oct 25 – I've been having this PR discussion with three separate portfolio companies at once so I thought I'd just publish my thoughts more broadly. I have written many times about PR so if you want a deep dive on the “how” of PR you may enjoy…
George Chen RT @raju: Why good PR people have always been worth their weight in gold. Now, even in a startup era t.co/2Y1z1WUI8W h/t @BenedictEvans
Raju Narisetti Why good PR people have always been worth their weight in gold. Now, even in a startup era t.co/2Y1z1WUI8W h/t @BenedictEvans
Semil RT @stevesi: The Silent Benefits of PR: t.co/n5mhrSzSNQ via @msuster // very useful guidance for folks reluctant to think of PR strategically
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Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic

Medium – Oct 23, 7:26 AM – The conventional (smart) wisdom is that we should not panic about Ebola in the United States (or Europe). That is certainly true because, even with its huge warts, US and European health-care systems are well-equipped to handle the few cases of…
Medium 'Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic' -@zeynep t.co/2HA78nzvbw
Ryan Chittum Excellent piece marred by recommendation to/justification for panic re ebola response. Use your head t.co/lpMp1vZ5ta
craignewmark RT @Wendy92: A must read. 'Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic' by @zeynep t.co/ze93FHofWe >>Mass media barks up the wrong tree.
Rafat Ali Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic Our Global Institutions are Broken t.co/Mnh4JycKva
Kate Lee RT @jeffjarvis: Six degrees of ebola: globalization, failed infrastructure, and epidemic. Excellent @zeynep. t.co/0uKiIysft4
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