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Booting Up: All Jack Dorsey’s Friends Are Getting Tacos for Christmas

(Photo: Twitter)

(Photo: Twitter)

Square is now offering gift cards, redeemable anywhere Square is accepted. You’ll need to use the company’s wallet to send a card, but not to redeem one. [Fast Company]

For a use case look to Jack Dorsey, who’s using the product to send gifts like $100 worth of tacos. [Twitter]

No more Instagram photos in your Twitter feed, fostering FOMO among your followers. [AllThingsD]

Several big-name tech companies are making another attempt to stifle patent-trolling. Firms including Google and Facebook have filed an amicus brief in a case currently being argued in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals, asking that the court set a precedent against lawsuits based on patents for things like “an ecommerce platform.” [TechCrunch]

The World Conference on International Telecommunications just got underway, and already nations including China and Russia have attempted (and just as quickly abandoned) a push for the Internet to be considered composed of government-controlled networks. [ZDNet]

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