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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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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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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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Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growthview story

http://techcrunch.com –  During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and analysts, and brought up his own perspective on the product category. “I take a step back on iPad,” he said. (IT news)

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Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pagesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Groupon today took one more step ahead in its bid to be a simple daily deals site, and more of a general go-to place for local businesses and all of their e-commerce efforts: it has launched a new format and online presence called Pages. (IT news)

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You Can Now Build Oculus Rift Projects In The Free Version Of Unityview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one with the awesome idea for something that needs to be built in virtual reality! Remember a few weeks back, when Oculus mentioned that their development tools would soon work with the free version of the Unity game engine, rather than just the $1,500 Pro Version? It’s done. Read More (IT news)

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Japanese 3D-Printed Gun Maker Is Sentenced To Two Years In Jailview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yoshitomo Imura, an employee at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan, was arrested last may for printing and firing a 3D-printed gun called the ZigZag. He printed three guns in total and was arrested for running afoul of Japan’s strict gun laws. The prosecutors warned that Imura’s actions were a threat and felt he was “flaunting” his skill. (IT news)

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Iranian Users Petition Microsoft For Greater Windows Supportview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system preview has attracted more than 1 million testers to date, and tens upon tens of thousands of votes on its user forums. (IT news)