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November 26, 2014, 8:20 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter to Start Tracking Which Apps Its Users Have Downloaded  —  Twitter will soon be peeking in on your smartphone.  Literally.  —  The social network says it will start collecting data on which apps its users have downloaded onto their phones.  The update is opt-out …
Pocket Blog:
Apple's new phones taking screen time from iPads; iPhone 6+ owners open 65% more articles and videos than those with smaller phones  —  The Screen-Size Debate: How the iPhone 6 Plus Impacts Where We Read & Watch  —  Every day, millions of articles, videos and web pages are saved and viewed …
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
GoPro to sell multirotor consumer drones with high definition cameras late next year for $500-$1000  —  GoPro Developing Line of Consumer Drones  —  Company Plans to Start Selling Multirotor Helicopters With High-Definition Cameras Late Next Year  —  The wearable video camera maker …
Bloomberg:
Sony is developing an e-paper smart watch, entire face and band will function as a display  —  Sony Said to Plan E-Paper Watch in Test of Innovation  —  Sony Corp. (6758) is developing a watch made out of electronic paper for release as soon as next year in a trial of the company's …
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
DOJ used 225-year-old law to get federal court to order manufacturer to bypass phone password  —  Case Suggests How Government May Get Around Phone Encryption  —  The Justice Department is turning to a 225-year-old law to tackle a very modern problem: password-protected cellphones.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Unity Finally Releases Its Long Promised User Interface Creator  —  Good news, everyone!  —  Once upon a time, Unity promised to overhaul the way developers would build user interfaces in their Unity-powered games.  This was roughly around the time man discovered fire*.
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Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it had record usage last week in wake of Uber controversy  —  Uber had a rough week following its PR meltdown involving a journalist, an Uber executive, possible threats against that journalist, calls to ban Uber, and the specter of possible privacy violations by Uber execs.
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole), with her glaring incompetence and ridiculously laughable antics.
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William Alden / New York Times:
Almost half of Airbnb's $1.45M in 2010 revenue in New York City was from 119 users with over 3 listings, who may have violated the law  —  The Business Tycoons of Airbnb  —  Two years ago, when the monthly rent on his two-bedroom apartment rose to $5,000 from $2,800, a 35-year-old real estate agent in Lower Manhattan had a quick fix.
More: Re/codeTweets: @transbay
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
EU Parliament member calling for breakup of Google works for law firm that represented publisher in antitrust case against Google  —  European Legislator Urging the Breakup of Google Has Ties to a Law Firm  —  Andreas Schwab, a German member of the European Parliament …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Rolls Out Mobile App Install Ads In The Form Of Shareable Sponsored Posts  —  Tumblr this morning is rolling a new mobile-only ad unit called “Tumblr Sponsored Apps” which will allow app publishers to target the social blogging service's largely Millennial (and heavily mobile) …
More: MediaPost and Fast CompanyThanks:@techtipster1

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