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November 19, 2014, 7:20 AM

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BuzzFeed:
Uber investigating its New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, for tracking Buzzfeed journalist's location without her consent  —  “God View:” Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology  —  Uber CEO Posts 13-Tweet Apology Without Answering a Single Question  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just responded to privacy and ethics concerns about Emil Michael, after the top executive publicly suggested paying $1 million …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps  —  11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works  —  As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 8.2 With WatchKit SDK for Apple Watch Apps to Developers  —  Apple today announced that its set of WatchKit development tools are now available for developers, allowing them to begin creating apps and software for the company's upcoming Apple Watch.
Shirley Sun / Facebook:
Facebook launches standalone Groups app for iOS and Android  —  Introducing the Facebook Groups App  —  People use Facebook Groups every day to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends.  —  Today, we're introducing a new Facebook Groups app …
Yi Zhuang / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter search finally indexes all public tweets since 2006  —  Building a complete Tweet index  —  Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006.  —  Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets …
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
Prosecutors withdraw key evidence in robbery case to avoid revealing how police used phone tracking technology  —  Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods  —  Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather …
Bloomberg:
Apple told to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from the 1990s  —  Apple Told to Pay $23.6 Million Over Pager Technology  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was told to pay a Texas company $23.6 million after a jury found its iPhone and other devices used pager technology from the 1990s without permission.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Big numbers for Prezi: 50 million users, 160 million presentations created and $57m in fresh funding  —  It's a big day for Prezi, the Hungarian-American company behind the nifty cloud-based presentation platform with the same name.  —  At the Slush conference in Helsinki, Finland …
Cliff Edwards / Netflix:
Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015  —  World's Leading Internet Television Network to Offer Original Series, Movies, Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials and TV Shows for Low Monthly Price  —  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the leading Internet movie and TV subscription service …
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection  —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
U.K. Government Funds Free Online Courses Teaching Startup Skills  —  A tech industry-backed, U.K. government-funded initiative offering free online courses to those wanting to learn commercial digital business skills goes live today, aiming to upskill Brits to work for tech companies or even start their own startup.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices  —  Cyanogen's next stop is India  —  The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones  —  Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
UK to clear 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband use by 2022  —  As expected, the British telecommunications regulator Ofcom has decided to free up spectrum in the 700MHz for mobile broadband use.  Already used for 4G/LTE in the U.S. and Asia, this spectrum is great for long-range deployments …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google's mobile search results get ‘mobile-friendly’ label to show you which sites work best on your phone  —  Google today announced the debut of a new “mobile-friendly” label on its mobile search results page.  The company says the change will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks, so don't fret if you don't see it yet.

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