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Former Apple executive Tim Bucher has hired away some key technical leaders from Netflix, Apple, YouTube, Amazon and Intel for a new stealth hardware startup. The latest fight between ISPs and over-the-top providers is taking place deep in the network, away from the eyes of regulators and consumers. Feedly is no longer relying on Google Reader's backend, and on Wednesday it announced a much-requested web-only version and a bunch of new apps. The Wi-Fi Alliance has kicked off its 802.11ac certification program. First in line to get the official Wi-Fi stamp of approval was the Samsung Mega 6. Researchers demonstrate that the list passwords for protecting the iPhone's mobile hotspot are drawn from is just too small. Small app studio Impending is struggling with one of the most essential questions about today's App Store: what to charge for a new app in the age of free-to-play apps. Dish maintains that it's offer for Clearwire is fair and legal, and Sprint's attempt to block it in the courts is just an attempt to divert attention away from its own failed bid. New Yorkers soon will start seeing strange kiosks popping up in parks and other public places. They should be welcome sights, though, since anyone can plug their phones into them for a quick battery refresh. Sweden's iZettle is now at Square's doorstep thanks to help from Banco Santander. The company has updated its credit card reader for the North American market. Punchey hopes to carve off a piece of mobile credit card payments market by charging lower fees for high-dollar transactions.