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  • Visa, MasterCard & American Express have all reached agreements w/ Apple for a mobile payment system, Bloomberg reports; an NFC chip will work in conjunction w/ Touch ID to strengthen iPhone 6 transaction security - Link

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  • Microsoft has 20 days to satisfy the concerns of China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce; Windows and Office compatibility are among other antitrust issues; China has also expressed concern over Windows 8 security - Link

  • Personal photos & videos belonging to female celebrities of sport, television & film are leaked; an anonymous 4chan user posted a list of dozens of stars, claiming to have photos &/or video of ea; some material, allegedly from iCloud, was uploaded to or linked on 4chan & reposted to Reddit; the original poster promised more leaks in exchange for bitcoin donations; the breach could be attributed to a Find My iPhone vulnerability or an attack on non-Apple svcs; @M_E_Winstead says her leaked images were deleted long ago; some stars have verified the authenticity of images, others have denied - Link

  • Tokyo-based business & industry analysis co Uzabase raises $4.5M C led by Itochu Technology Ventures w/ participation from YJ Capital, Kodansha, SMBC Venture Capital & others; Uzabase makes a Bloomberg Terminal competitor called SPEEDA, which covers all publicly listed co's in Asia & has data on 600k unlisted co's - Link

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  • Norwegian design studio @sdg_oslo uses Microsoft Kinect to create an interactive energy industry conference presence; 'Breaking the Surface' employs undulating tubes as an abstract representation of the changing 3-D models utilized by oil co Lundin; the tubes move when a person walks underneath them - Link

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