From the Wires

The saga of Candy Crush

BBC: Candy Crush Saga - the "match-three" mobile game - was the highest grossing app on both iPhone and iPad in 2013.

WhatsApp now one-third the size of Facebook

CNET: Mobile messaging app WhatsApp now has more than 400 million users each month.

Zuckerberg cashing out on $2.3B in stock

USA Today: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is selling $2.3 billion of holdings to help pay taxes.

Target confirms credit-card data breach

USA Today: Target stores have been hit by a major credit-card attack, affecting up to 40 million accounts.

Apple to begin selling Mac Pro

Washington Post: Apple's new high-end desktop, the Mac Pro, goes on sale Thursday.

China restricts bitcoin

BBC: Bitcoin has fallen to less than half the value it recently traded for, following reports of fresh action by Beijing to restrict trade in the virtual currency.

Two winning Mega Millions tickets sold

CNN: Two tickets matched the winning numbers in Tuesday night's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Microsoft will not announce any CEO news until 2014

Microsoft's Board of Directors has been searching for Steve Ballmer's replacement since August 23.

Mulitivitamins are useless

CNN: The journal Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions is a waste of money.

Facebook tops 2013 google searches

BBC: The social networking site beat the search company's own YouTube video service to the top spot.

Mega Millions jackpot could reach $1B

CNN: The Mega Millions jackpot payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas.

FDA questions antibacterial soap

CNN: The Food and Drug Administration announced it was requiring manufacturers of antibacterial soaps to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term use.

Lloyds of London hires first female CEO

BBC: Following in the footsteps of General Motors, another iconic firm, Lloyds of London, has appointed its first female chief executive.