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November 24, 2014, 3:55 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
FAA to propose rules on commercial drones: operators must be licensed pilots, flights only allowed in daylight hours at altitudes below 400 feet  —  Drone Flights Face FAA Hit  —  Looming Rule Proposal Would Restrict Commercial Uses, Require Pilot License
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble  —  Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parnter Sarah Mick …
More: Engadget
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google search on smartphones and tablets now shows product details with 360-degree view, where to buy them  —  Google today updated its search engine on smartphones and tablets to show new product details.  The company says it wants to help shoppers make purchase decisions …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ  —  A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations.  The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raises $62M led by Sequoia at valuation in low hundreds of millions, adds Jim Goetz to board  —  Year-Old Yik Yak Draws Big Valuation  —  Figure for Anonymous-Messaging App Is Said to Be in Low Hundred Millions of Dollars  —  Yik Yak, the controversial …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
ESPN Gets Ready to Launch Its First Web Video Subscription Service — For Cricket's World Cup  —  ESPN's efforts to sell streaming video subscriptions for some sports programming — without requiring viewers to pay for cable TV - could start early next year.
The Intercept:
Regin malware found on Belgacom, other EU networks, rumored targets of earlier GCHQ, NSA hacks  —  U.S. and British Intel Agencies Attacked European Union With Malware  —  Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans  —  Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed mobile customers to shop from their phones in order …
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
Airport-restaurant company OTG Management rolling out 6K iPads over next 18 months at Newark  —  How iPads are making airports less terrible  —  An airport-restaurant company will soon have more customer-facing iPads than Apple itself  —  What if airports weren't miserable gauntlets of long lines …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile expands program excluding certain music streaming services from data caps to include Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, 12 more  —  T-Mobile Doubles The Number Of Music Streaming Services That Don't Count Towards Data Caps  —  T-Mobile has today doubled the number …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys UnrollMe To Add Email List Control To Its Shopping App  —  Slice, the shopping and package tracking app acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own.  It has bought Unroll.Me, an app that lets users roll …

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