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November 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

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The White House:
President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility  —  Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet  —  More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago.
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi Model A+ on sale now at $20  —  When we announced the Model B+ back in July, we said that we'd also be producing a lower-cost variant, analogous to the original Model A. Since then, James has been beavering away, and today we're pleased to announce the release of the Raspberry Pi Model A+ at a new low price of $20.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage  —  Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier.  The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system.
Avi Asher-Shapiro / The Verge:
Uber is recruiting 50,000 veterans as drivers  —  But are these vets getting taken for a ride?  —  Shortly after his 17th birthday, Ali Malik asked his mother for permission to join the U.S. military.  A New York City high school student, Malik had watched the twin towers implode …
More: CNBC and 2Paragraphs.comTweets: @reckless and @cironline
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison  —  After being on the run for two years Peter Sunde, aka brokep, was arrested during a family visit in southern Sweden late May.  —  Despite being accused of non-violent crimes, Peter was transferred to a high-security unit.  His time in prison was tough.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple Rewards card from Barclaycard updated with 3X points on Apple Store purchases, Chip & PIN security  —  A new “Apple Rewards” Visa card launched this month by Barclaycard with a number of changes, most notably a revised rewards system that pays out Apple Store gift cards, as well as the addition of Chip & PIN security.
More: 9to5Mac
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Meet the network of parody Twitter account operators who earn thousands from paid ads  —  Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As “Common White Girls”  —  The Twitter illuminati that made “Alex From Target” an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.

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Microsoft:
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eero:
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Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho ShowTime's Open Mic: Let your learners have their say!  —  Traditional classroom training has always enjoyed one significant advantage over virtual training - the personal touch.
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
 

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