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  • Apple steals your wallet with future iPhone

    Apple and Visa are ready to turn your iPhone into your wallet, after years of steady work to develop such services.

  • Google assimilates Twitch into the YouTube collective

    Google: Resistance is futile.

    If you are a gamer, odds are good you've heard of Twitch. For those that don't know, Twitch is the go-to destination for watching live streaming videogame play online. It also happens to consume a higher percentage of Internet bandwidth than Hulu or Facebook. Bandwidth? Enter Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has reportedly decided to purchase Twitch for one beeeelion dollars.

    In IT Blogwatch, bloggers welcome their new primary colored overlord.

  • Lunch -- the hard way

    This systems analyst pilot fish is trying to keep things working at a manufacturing plant in the southern U.S. -- and management isn't making it easy.

  • Zero-day broker exploits vulnerability in I2P to de-anonymize Tails users

    Vulnerability broker Exodus Intelligence found a critical hole in the I2P component used in the privacy-orientated operating system Tails, warning that users should not count on any one security solution to keep their IP anonymous despite Edward Snowden touting Tails for privacy.

  • Hands on: Amazon's Fire Phone makes a strange first impression

    Amazon's Fire Phone is like no other phone you've used before -- but after 24 hours with the device, it's hard to say whether that's actually a good thing.

  • Will Microsoft's Surface line ever make a profit?

    Microsoft's quarterly earnings report this week had a bit of deja vu: The company's bottom line once again took a hit because of woes with the Surface line. This time around, it was cancelling the Surface Mini. Will the Surface line ever make a profit?

  • Security expert rejects Apple, NSA, iOS backdoor claims

    A hacker this week claimed hidden iOS backdoors are used by government, law enforcement and other out of control groups to collect personal data without permission, but the allegations are incorrect, a leading security developer told AppleHolic.

  • Will sleep-aid device Sense give Kickstarter nightmares?

    Sense: A Kickstarter hit -- after a screwball pitch.

    Sense is a new device that monitors sleep patterns, receiving over $350,000 in startup funds on Kickstarter. But this dreamy success story may take a turn for the worse: parent company Hello Inc., also received VC funding for Sense prior to "Kickstarting." This is surprising news -- and the stuff bad dreams are made of -- for some Kickstarter investors.

    In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wake up grumpy.

  • How'd you get the vendor guy to go along with it?

    The financial institution where this pilot fish works is moving to a new disaster recovery site, and that means arranging the transfer of several financial-market data servers -- which could take months.

  • Earnings reports show Apple matters to the world, Microsoft doesn't

    Yesterday's earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple showed a contrast in corporate strategies: Apple's aimed at consumers, Microsoft's targeted at businesses. Those reports and the press's reaction to them shows why right now Apple matters to the world, and Microsoft doesn't.