12 Stories You Need To Know Today

Square Stand becomes more widely available as 8% of US adults get their news via Twitter.

Anyone can now buy Square’s iPad POS system at Staples. Square

Technology hotbed Israel is on track for highest M&As in nearly a decade. Quartz

Google will now educate Glass Explorers over Hangout. TechCrunch

Almost 1-in-10 American adults get their news via Twitter. Pew Research

Blackberry will not sell itself, will instead replace CEO. Yahoo Finance

Art appreciation could be a simple brain zap away. Popular Science

America’s first all-electric school bus will ride in 2014. Inhabitat

Amazon’s first attempt at original programming premieres Nov. 15. The New York Times

Big-box retailers aren’t scared of the ‘showrooming’ effect. The Wall Street Journal

Google Street View could help document earthquake damage. Treehugger

In its first year, Kickstarter UK raised $25M for startups. Kickstarter

Jim Beam distills sweeter and more expensive bourbons. Businessweek

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