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What’s New Google Product Kingpin Sundar Pichai Like? Re/code Will Provide! (Video)

recode.net — Yesterday, Re/code broke the news of a significant reorganization of Google management, in which top Google exec Sundar Pichai was given the keys to much of the company by CEO and co-founder Larry Page. The well-liked Pichai now is the boss of research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure and will continue to keep his existing responsibility for Android, Chrome and Google Apps.

Google Exec Alan Eustace’s Stealthy Parachute Jump Breaks Altitude Record

recode.net — The last person to break the world record for parachuting from the highest point in the stratosphere broadcast it live on the internet, and one of the sponsors turned it into a Super Bowl ad. But today's record-breaker funded his 135,908-foot jump himself, and didn't tell the world until he completed it this morning.

The Ebola Crisis and Where Big Data Can Help

recode.net — Like fighting a forest fire with spray bottles. That was how one health worker described the challenge facing international efforts to halt the spread of Ebola. The West Africa outbreak was first confirmed by the World Health Organization back in March.

Apple Pay (Comic)

recode.net — Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

Apple Pay Review: the Re/code, Bi-coastal, Team Test

recode.net — Amid all the products Apple introduced this fall, the most impactful might be one that isn't a physical product at all: Apple Pay. It's a service that allows you to load digital versions of your credit cards into Apple's latest devices, and pay for goods with them wirelessly, using a short-range technology called NFC.

Ben Bradlee Could Teach Us All a Thing or Two About Real Disruption

recode.net — When he died this week at 93 years old, the kudos and remembrances for former Washington Post editor extraordinaire Ben Bradlee flooded across the Internet in a blast-from-the-past exudation.

The People Who Make the Internet Safe for Use, Dropbox vs. San Francisco and More #Mustreads

recode.net — Happy Friday! Here is a lot of good stuff from the Internet. Check the receipt for the return policy. Re/code makes no exceptions: When you consider the sheer quantity of Facebook posts, tweets, Whisper pictures and other content we fling out into the abyss, it's overwhelming to think about.

Digital River to Be Acquired by Investor Group for $840 Million

recode.net — E-commerce services provider Digital River said on Thursday it had entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group for about $840 million. The deal, valued at $26 per share in cash, is at a premium of almost 50 percent over Digital River's Thursday's closing price.

LG Gets Into the Smartphone Chip Game

recode.net — Korea's LG confirmed on Thursday night that it is indeed getting into the business of making its own mobile processors. While most phone makers get their processors from companies such as Qualcomm and Nvidia, a number of players also have homegrown options.

Broadcasters Win Preliminary Injunction Against Aereo

recode.net — A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. The ruling was another win for major broadcasters, whose copyrights the U.S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated in retransmitting the programming to subscribers' devices via the Internet.
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Oct 25, 2014

@michaelgrosser @CVS_Extra Im well aware of that. I'm looking for details on which merchant partners pressured them etc.

Oct 25, 2014

RT @mdudas: @rabois @jameswester and I'd argue the spend required to get consumers to use it will be larger than the cost savings.

Oct 25, 2014

Kids always sleep the longest when you need them awake

Oct 25, 2014

@jsprewell have you actually had people use apple pay before today?

Oct 25, 2014

@josephjpeters @delucachris merchants like cvs have own mobile payments initiative to try to get more people paying with debit/store cards

Oct 25, 2014

@sammaule thanks for having me, Sam. Was great to finally meet

Oct 25, 2014

Looking for tips on story behind CVS being pressured to turn off NFC so Apple Pay cant work. Jason at recode dot net or DM. Retweets welcome

Oct 25, 2014

@lizgannes @karaswisher @markoff mind-boggling. That's the best offsite promotion you can get: couple of sentences pointing readers to story

Oct 25, 2014

The Emotional Toll on Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics & Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed wired.com/2014/10/conten… great work by @AdrianChen

Oct 25, 2014

Will miss reading @samfbiddle at Valleywag but they are lucky to have the rockstar currently known as @nitashatiku running the whole show

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