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November 14, 2014, 12:10 PM

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Bryan Steele / Skype Blogs:
Skype for Web brings instant messaging, voice, and video calls to your browser  —  Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)  —  Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video.
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Secret US DOJ program collecting data from thousands of cellphones through phony communications “towers” deployed on airplanes  —  Americans' Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program  —  Fake Cellphone Towers on Planes Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
In first 30 days of availability in US, iPhone 6 accounts for 68% of all iPhone sales, iPhone 6 Plus takes around 24%  —  iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin in US - report  —  Though Apple doesn't break down sales figures for specific iPhone models, a new study suggests …
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Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News:
Apple downplays Masque threat, ‘not aware’ of any users affected  —  CUPERTINO — In Apple's first statement since a vulnerability in its popular mobile devices was described by security specialists, the company said Thursday that it was unaware of any user actually being hacked through the “Masque Attack” technique.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns, Ellen Pao to be interim CEO, Alexis Ohanian back full time as executive chairman  —  Reddit Chief Executive Resigns as Company Shuffles Top Ranks  —  Reddit, the popular online community message board, wants to grow up into a viable business.
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Adam Zeis / iMore:
Photo Editor by Aviary updated with creative cloud sync and $200 worth of free effects  —  Aviary has today announced their biggest update since joining forces with Adobe, bring a much improved Photo Editor by Aviary app to Android and iOS.  The photo editing app — which allows users to edit …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service  —  Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn't require provisioning of any compute infrastructure.  —  As AWS's CTO Werner Vogels pointed out …
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