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November 27, 2014, 5:40 AM

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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 …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Google Fiber Austin pricing: basic internet free, Gigabit $70/month, Gigabit+TV $130/month  —  Google Fiber Posts Austin Pricing  —  1-Gig/Pay-TV Bundle To Start At $10 More Than In K.C. & Provo  —  Google Fiber has posted details on the three residential service plans it will offer …
More: 9to5Google and KXAN-TV
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 …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Preview of Office for Android tablets similar to the iPad version, but integrates better with other apps and services  —  Preview: Office for Android tablets is like Office for iPad, but on Android  —  Google's Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps are a lot of things—they're fast, they're convenient …
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.
SimilarWeb:
Does Ello's Sudden Rise In Popularity Herald A New Era Of Social Media?  —  The latest social network to be on the tip of everyone's tongue is the rebellious Ello which launched earlier this year and promises an ad-free experience.  The concept of an ethical service, where your data …
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Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore marketplace app Carousell raises $6M series A led by Sequoia for Asia expansion  —  Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital  —  Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones …
More: ZDNet
Ian Paul / PC World:
Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more  —  Google is adding some big names to the Chromecast roster just in time for Thanksgiving.  On Tuesday, seven new apps embraced Google's $35 streaming media stick, and almost all of them are from big name media companies.

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Microsoft:
Great Black Friday deals on the hottest devices and more  —  You don't have to battle the crowds to get super savings on Black Friday and beyond this holiday season.  Check out this slideshow for a wide range of products …
Amazon Cognito:
Sync your app data seamlessly with Amazon Cognito  —  Amazon Cognito helps you sync your app data across a user's devices even when they are offline.  Get started with 10GB of free storage.
SimilarWeb:
Does Ello's Sudden Rise In Popularity Herald A New Era Of Social Media?  —  The latest social network to be on the tip of everyone's tongue is the rebellious Ello which launched earlier this year and promises an ad-free experience.
Zoho:
Thank You India!  Your Spirit Made It Happen  —  Our much awaited Zoholics (Nov 20-21) India event just got over, and the response has been amazing.  Thank you for showing such an overwhelming support to our efforts …
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) …

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