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CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Feesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. (IT news)

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Twitpic Data Will Stay Alive “For Now” Thanks To An Agreement With Twitterview story

http://techcrunch.com –  And in a somewhat happy turn of events, Twitpic has announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter to keep Twitpic photos and links alive, giving Twitter control over the domain and the full photo archive. However, the agreement also states that Twitpic will no longer be taking any new photos or data and will only exist in a read-only mode. (IT news)

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Top The Charts With Your Mobile Game App This Holiday Seasonview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The holiday season is fast approaching, and for mobile gaming studios it’s make or break time. How can you earn one of the coveted spots in Apple Store’s Top 10 list without exhausting your marketing budget? Below are five steps to help you develop an effective strategy for getting your mobile game apps noticed by consumers this holiday season. Read More (IT news)

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Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profitsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity, according to the official blog post. (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang: Room to Growview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. (IT news)

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U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Marketview story

http://techcrunch.com –  U.K. startup Swytch — founded in April this year — is bootstrapping a cloud based mobile network and dialer app that will let you use multiple phone numbers on a single SIM, so doing away with the hassle of juggling multiple physical SIM cards. Read More (IT news)

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As we return from Disrupt London, we give you the stories you won’t want to miss from the past week (10/18-10/24). 1. Josh Constine wrote a long form piece called “Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks” about the future of Spotify and what it will take for them to win the music streaming race. (IT news)

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Bitcoin 2.0: Sidechains and Ethereum and Zerocash, Oh My!view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Strange, interesting, and wildly ambitious things are afoot in the world of Bitcoin and blockchains. I give you Zerocash, a completely anonymous currency; Ethereum, an blockchain platform designed to decentralize much of the Internet; and Sidechains, a proposal to accelerate the evolution of Bitcoin itself. Any one of these could conceivably become a very big deal. All three? (IT news)

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Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unificationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome’s browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android. Read More (IT news)

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Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Ridesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you’ll get a $15 credit for that ride. Read More (IT news)