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November 25, 2014, 3:30 PM

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Amir Efrati / The Information:
With Google's deal expiring in 2015, Yahoo and Microsoft fight to take over as default search engine in Safari for iOS  —  All Eyes on Apple as Google Search Deal Expires Next Year  —  Mozilla's decision last week to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine for the Firefox browser …
Reiji Murai / Reuters:
Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensors  —  (Reuters) - Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Twitter Introduces Offers: Discounts You Claim in Tweets and Redeem in Stores  —  First, Twitter dipped its toes into e-commerce.  Now it wants a piece of bricks-and-mortar retail, too.  —  The social network today is introducing Twitter Offers, discounts that users can claim right …
Mike Sall / Medium:
Medium open-sources Charted, a free data visualization tool  —  Introducing Charted  —  A new way to share data  —  A year ago, the Product Science team at Medium created the first version of Charted, an internal tool to help us easily share charts.  It has since become indispensable …
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify's 2013 revenues close to $1B, 91% of revenue coming from subscriptions  —  Spotify revenues grew sharply in 2013, but operating losses also rose  —  Streaming music service's turnover up 74% to €746.9m, with 91% coming from its paying subscribers rather than ads
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie  —  Danny Boyle is set to direct the feature, written by Aaron Sorkin  —  Less than a week after Sony Pictures put the high-profile Steve Jobs movie into turnaround, Universal Pictures has stepped up and adopted the project.

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