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CurrentC: An imaginary crisis

The biggest controversy of the week (so far) is unraveling as rival high schools /r/apple and /r/android unite under a single hashtag: #PayItSafe.

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Google releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus preview images

As promised, Google today released the full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The latest version of Android isn’t available just yet, but the company is giving developers a head start (about two weeks), so they can test their apps on the new platform.

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Google misses in Q3 with revenue of $16.5B & earnings of $6.35 per share

Google today reported its third-quarter earnings for 2014, with gross revenue of $16.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $6.35. Analysts had expected earnings of $6.53 on revenue of $16.6 billion. In after-hours trading, the company is down by almost 3 percent.

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The Snowball app for Android is your ticket to unified messaging

If you’ve noticed that your conversations with friends, family, and colleagues spread across a jumble of mobile apps, you’re not crazy. It just sort of happened. Today a startup called Snowball is launching an Android app to respond to the madness by bringing all those conversations into a single place.

PayPal may look to emerging markets like Russia and China to ensure a bright future.

Games are key to PayPal's life after eBay

PayPal is ditching eBay. The online-auction company is spinning off its payment subsidiary, and game-related transactions are one of the big areas where the payment processor may look to grow.

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Vivametrica launches health data aggregation platform for fitness trackers, Apple Watch, Google Fit

Imagine a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Up, or Misfit Shine on every person on the planet. Imagine all that data flowing up into an anonymized cloud-based platform. Imagine connecting that with health data from medical sensors. With location and altitude data from smartphones. With health information such as diseases we catch, conditions we develop, and accidents we encounter.