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Co-Executive Editor, reviewer and columnist for Re/code. Find us at http://recode.net. Email me at walt@recode.net.

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.

OverDrive Review: A Free E-Book Lending Service That Requires Some Patience

recode.net — When you think of public libraries, what comes to mind? Maybe memories of the days you used to go there as a kid, or perhaps images of stacks and stacks of musty old books. Whatever the picture might be, I'm guessing that you don't see the age-old institution as a resource for e-books.

U.S. Government Probes Medical Devices for Possible Cyber Flaws

recode.net — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cyber security flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.

Ex-Spy Chief’s Private Firm Ends Deal With NSA Official

recode.net — Former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander has ended a deal with a senior U.S. intelligence official allowing the official to work part-time for his firm, an arrangement current and former officials said risked a conflict of interest. Reuters reported on Friday that the U.S.

VMware Forecasts Weak Q4 Revenue; Shares Fall

recode.net — Software maker VMware forecast current-quarter revenue largely below Wall Street's estimates due to a delay in the closing of a large U.S. government deal and lower bookings in Germany, Russia and Japan in the third quarter. The company's shares were off by about two percent in after-market trading.

Review: Apple’s iPad Air 2 is Better, but is it Better Enough?

recode.net — I am a tablet lover and, more specifically, an iPad lover. I use my iPad and iPad mini every day for a variety of things, including productivity tasks, and that has meant that I rely on my laptop a lot less than I once did.

What to Expect at Flight, Twitter’s New Developer Conference

recode.net — After years of watching fellow Silicon Valley tech giants Facebook and Google woo app developers, Twitter's ready to jump into the fight. That's the premise of Flight, Twitter's first mobile developer conference set to take place Wednesday in San Francisco. What's interesting here is the conference has basically nothing to do with Twitter, the product.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: Refined, But Not Radical

recode.net — When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note about two years ago, the smartphone became the butt of many jokes. It was a good idea, in theory - a new style of handset designed to combine a big, tablet-size display with a more portable, smartphone-like form factor - but it was generally dismissed because of its comically large size.
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Oct 25, 2014

@BoschsPoodle @georgecolombo Yep. CVS has the right to accept or reject any form of payment. And customers have choice of where to shop.

Oct 25, 2014

I wonder how customer satisfaction ratings for @CVS_Extra compare with those for Apple and Google.

Oct 25, 2014

2/2 @CVS_Extra If true, pls explain why I cant use my credit cards any way I like via Apple or Google. Why shouldn't I switch to @Walgreens?

Oct 25, 2014

1/2 @CVS_Extra Is it true you are turning off NFC on your payment terminals, which will block use of Apple Pay and Google Wallet?

Oct 24, 2014

@DarylT Did you even read our review? We never said Apple had anything to do with the terminals.

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