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November 15, 2014, 6:50 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook to start limiting the number of non-ad “promotional Page posts” in News Feed in January  —  News Feed FYI: Reducing Overly Promotional Page Posts in News Feed  —  One of the main reasons people come to Facebook is to see what's happening in their News Feeds.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Facebook reducing promotional posts from Pages in News Feed is just the latest blow to businesses  —  Facebook to Cut Unpaid Posts by Marketers on News Feeds  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook's executives are not terribly worried about upsetting people these days.
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Reuters:
Google Glass's future clouded as consumer launch slips to 2015, key employees depart, and many developers abandon projects on the platform  —  Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith  —  (Reuters) - After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass …
TechCrunch:
Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs  —  Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers.  Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.
New York Times:
Apple Pay brings significant increase in mobile payments to retailers like Whole Foods and McDonald's, increases awareness of Google Wallet and Softcard  —  Apple Pay Gives Glimpse of Mainstream Appeal for Mobile Payments  —  For years, tech companies have dreamed of a future in which people ditch …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix shuts down its public API, partners with select developers for continued data access  —  Netflix is shutting down its public API today  —  Netflix is shuttering its public API today, effectively ending support for a number of third-party apps that made use of the API to get TV …
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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Local anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is close to raising roughly $75M in new financing  —  Yik Yak Is Close To Closing On Roughly $75 Million  —  Thank the kids in America for turning Yik Yak into the newest technology craze that's a parental nightmare and an anonymous messaging juggernaut.
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality  —  The corporate battle lines over the new federal rules for the Internet have been well established.  Vocal technology startups have been leading the charge for muscular regulations for broadband access …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff to leave at the end of the year, CFO will take over during CEO search  —  Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Heads for the Door.  (Memo)  —  Rio Caraeff, who has run the Vevo music video service since its creation in 2009, is leaving at the end of the year.
Brandon Bailey / Associated Press:
Microsoft surpasses Exxon as 2nd most valuable co.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.  —  Under new CEO Satya Nadella …

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