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November 24, 2014, 8:40 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
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Sony Pictures hacked, entire computer system reportedly unusable  —  Reports that Sony Pictures has been hacked have been trickling in this morning, after a thread appeared on Reddit claiming all computers at the company were offline due to a hack.  —  According to the Reddit thread …
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 …
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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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iPhone 6 drives App Store downloads to all-time-high in October, up 42% from September and 39% YoY, while app marketing costs fall slightly  —  iPhone 6 drives huge downloads in October, but marketing costs finally fall slightly  —  App and game makers got some welcome relief in October, according to marketing technology firm Fiksu.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services - report  —  Apple's work-in-progress iCloud Photo Library still hasn't fully realized the original concept, code-named “Hyperion,” that was pushed years ago by late company co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a new report.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
ESPN planning its first subscription service for the web in the US for cricket's World Cup  —  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 …
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, in apparent “DM fail”, expresses support for buying unnamed company  —  A Top Twitter Executive Just Had A Massive Direct Message Fail  —  It looks like Twitter's finance chief Anthony Noto thought he was messaging another Twitter executive about buying a company.
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 …
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 …

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