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December 7, 2013, 10:20 PM

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Verizon Is Acquiring Content Delivery Network EdgeCast For More Than $350 Million  —  Verizon is looking to get deeper into the content delivery business with the acquisition of Los Angeles-based CDN provider EdgeCast Networks, TechCrunch has heard.  Owning EdgeCast, and combining …
Bloomberg:
Japan's SoftBank moves to undercut Square's lower payment processing fees for small retailers  —  Twitter's Dorsey Vies With SoftBank's Son for Japan Shops: Tech  —  Twitter Inc. co-founder Jack Dorsey sparked a price war over Japanese credit-card transactions with SoftBank Corp. (9984)'s Masayoshi Son.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?  —  Something has Redmond spooked  —  “It's pretty much a brick,” says Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer.  Microsoft really doesn't want you buying this thing.  —  But why?
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
White House promises more transparency in second Open Government plan  —  Earlier this week, the Obama administration released its second Open Government National Action Plan, building on an earlier initiative to make government more transparent.  Both documents were published to help meet …

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