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November 24, 2014, 6:55 AM

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Symantec uncovers Regin, a trojan likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on businesses and governments since 2008  —  Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool  —  Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The one big potential Uber scandal concerns employee access to user data, not targeting journalists for opposition research  —  In Defense of Uber: An Objective Opinion  —  The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, which is why I've been reluctant to weigh in.
Lane Wood / Medium:
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple to donate unspecified “portion” of sales to Global Fund on Black Friday and World Aids Day, partners with developers for (RED) apps and in-app purchases  —  Apple launches massive two-week (RED) campaign  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is glowing (RED) for the holidays.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT is in talks to buy back O2  —  Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together.  The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonia to buy back O2, almost a decade after it sold the operator for £17.7 billion.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's Inbox uses open source tools like J2ObjC to reuse 70% of code across Android, iOS, and web apps  —  How Google Inbox shares 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and the Web  —  Launching a new app in the mobile age is hard.  If you want to reach a wide audience …
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Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
OnePlus One review: well built with solid battery life despite the low $299 starting price, but difficult to use one-handed and software feels unpolished  —  The OnePlus One Review  —  The OnePlus One has been one of the most hyped smartphones of 2014.  There's really not much else to be said …
Rachel Feintzeig / Wall Street Journal:
Tech firms competing for talent spawn “workplace coordinators” to manage lavish employee perks  —  Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category  —  At Tech Companies, Aim-to-Please Specialists Provide Yoga Classes, Jell-O Shots  —  From Muay Thai classes to Zen meditation rooms …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Europeans Have Authority To Seek Google Break Up Though Unlikely To Do So  —  Break Google up.  That's the thrust of a “non-binding” resolution the European Parliament is expected to adopt at some point in the near future, according to a report on Friday from Reuters.

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