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November 29, 2013, 4:05 PM

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Andrew Zajac / Bloomberg:
Apple Objects to Monitor's Fees in E-Books Antitrust Case  —  Apple Inc. said a monitor appointed by a judge to oversee antitrust compliance in its electronic books price-fixing case is charging too much money.  —  “Of all all known past Apple matters,” no lawyer has had a higher rate …
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Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
A closer look at the Jolla phone: good intentions, bad delivery (video)  —  Jolla's self-titled and first smartphone launched in partnership with Finnish carrier DNA this week, with a few hundred handsets finding their way to early pre-orderers.  Today, a couple of familiar faces …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
While Mulally/Nadella Remain the Favorites, Bates Is Silicon Valley's Choice for Microsoft CEO  —  About 10 days ago, AllThingsD reported once again that Ford CEO Alan Mulally was in the lead position to take over as CEO of Microsoft, with one internal exec as the No. 2 choice.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales  —  For many years, Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - marked the start of the holiday shopping rush.  But with many (not all) physical stores closed on Thanksgiving …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Mobile rules Walmart: Accounted for 53% of Thanksgiving traffic, new mobile customers up 3X  —  Black Friday is just beginning, but Walmart has already seen some impressive stats from shoppers on Thanksgiving day — especially when it comes to mobile.  —  The retail giant announced this morning …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler?  —  A voyage into the strange underworld of spambots, shady marketing, and non-human intelligence.  —  It was around 5pm last Thursday when Olivia, a San Diego high school student, noticed that something interesting was going on with her Twitter account.
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Suddenly, Upworthy Clones Are Everywhere And Millions Of People Are Reading Them  —  On March 26, 2012, a new media startup called Upworthy launched.  Now it has 50 million monthly unique readers.  —  Almost all of its readers come from Facebook.  The headlines, which Upworthy's editors toil over …
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