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12 Things You Need to Know Today

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A shocking percentage of web traffic is bots, Google Now features come to iOS, and more.

Rachel Pincus
  • 13 december 2013

Bitcoin wallet company Coinbase just raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz. Coinbase Blog

Japan now leads the world in spending money on mobile apps. Quartz

Instagram is getting in on the private messaging craze that’s sweeping the world outside the U.S. The New York Times

Selecting music for retail stores and their accompanying apps is big business. The Wall Street Journal

61% of web traffic is bots – but they’re not all malicious like you think. BBC

Coin, the all-in-one credit card, has great potential for business use. Technology Advice

The Bitcoin Foundation, the currency’s de facto trade group, opened an office in the UK. The Verge

A new Google Maps iOS update lets you manage flight, hotel and restaurant reservations. GigaOM

Shopify’s intuitive point-of-sale program will compete with Square, PayPal and Groupon with a $100 million round of funding. Fast Company

The creator of Guitar Hero has launched a new fitness game called Blue Goji. Mashable

The U.S. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure made an anti-cell phones on planes top-10 list on Buzzfeed. Skift

Image: Mashable

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