Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston:
Netezza veterans reunite for Cazena, focused on shifting data warehouses to the cloud — A Waltham startup is coming out of stealth mode today, with $8 million in funding. Cazena reunites several veterans of Netezza, a data warehousing startup that went public and then was acquired by IBM for $1.7 billion four years ago.
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia — Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network. — Ceglia’s claim was dismissed earlier …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Eddy Cue expects biggest share of early Apple Pay transactions to be in-app purchases — Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes in System — IPhone Payment System Arrives Monday; Ubiquitous Use Isn’t Assured Immediately
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Updates ‘Apple Store’ iOS App With Apple Pay Support — Apple today updated its Apple Store app, adding support for Apple Pay, which was enabled with the recently released iOS 8.1 update. Following the update, users will be able to use their iPhones to make purchases in the Apple Store app …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more — Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features.
Percy / GreatFire.org:
Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on iCloud.com users — China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone — After previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, the Chinese authorities are now staging a man-in-the-middle …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple pushing to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month — Spotify Lowers Its Music Prices, Using a Family Plan. Apple Wants to Go Lower. — Apple thinks streaming music should cost less. Spotify agrees. — Spotify is effectively offering a price cut …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple’s fiscal Q4 — Today should be a busy day on the Apple beat. — Apple Pay goes live with the release of iOS 8.1, along with the launch of iCloud Photo Library and a functioning Handoff (which, for many of us on Yosemite, still isn’t working).
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Check Out Gmail 5.0 For Android And Google’s Plan To Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App — Google’s been updating apps left and right recently to fall in line with its new material design philosophy, and the results have been impressive. There are a few apps it appears Google’s saving …
Gideon Rosenblatt / Medium:
Google and Amazon are headed for a collision in the battle to dominate local retail — The Google—Amazon Retail Slugfest — Two competitors, seemingly in different businesses, now determine the future of shopping. — As the guy at the gas station at the end of The Terminator says: there’s a storm coming in.