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Hamish McKenzie

  1. WeChat is going to be huge for payments (unlike WhatsApp)

    In China, WeChat is not only beating SMS and social networks – it's also a threat to Alipay, the country's equivalent to PayPal.

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  2. Who hates Jony Ive's iOS7? Publishers, that's who

    When Marco Arment launched The Magazine in October last year, media watchers got excited about its business model. At the time, The Magazine was an iOS-only product (you can now subscribe and read on the Web, too) and charged $2 a month for a publication of geek-oriented essays that arrived every two weeks. Within a month, the publication had already reached financial sustainability.

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  4. Finally! A role-playing game starring a bearded drag queen

    Spying a gap in the market for computer games featuring bearded drag queens, a New Zealand company is attempting to fund what it is billing as “a game so gay it is beyond the rainbow.”

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  5. Behold Leap Transit: The Uber for city buses is nigh

    If you see Google’s commuter buses as symbols of tech separatism, you’re going to love Leap Transit.

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  6. Line has 300 million users, WhatsApp has a problem

    Messaging app Line, which got its start in Japan, has now passed 300 million users, about 100 million of which signed up in the last four months, according to a statement released by the company today.

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  7. PandoWeekly: Adam Penenberg on what it's like to be hacked

    Last month, PandoDaily editor Adam Penenberg published a 7,000-word story that detailed how he challenged a group of white-hat hackers to infiltrate his personal life. Over a number of weeks, the hackers staked out his apartment, infiltrated his wife's Pilates studio, and eventually found a way to break into his home computers, which opened up access to his passwords, his social media accounts, his tax documents, and his bank account. The story, "I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling," turned out to be one of the most widely read pieces PandoDaily has ever published.

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  8. Is MomentCam the next Chinese app to go big in the West?

    Few Chinese apps have managed to get any serious pick-up in the West. The most serious contender so far is Tencent's WeChat, a messaging app that the company now claims has more than 100 million registered accounts outside of China.

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