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November 30, 2014, 10:55 AM

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Black Friday online sales grow more than 20% year over year, with 27% of transactions on mobile or tablet  —  Strong Black Friday Online Sales Give Hope for Big Holiday Numbers  —  Online sales on Black Friday grew more than 20 percent year over year, according to several industry studies …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix targets international audiences with “Marco Polo”: $90M original series debuts December 12  —  How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way  —  John Fusco, creator of the Netflix series “Marco Polo,” narrates a scene in which the 13th-century traveler enters the court of Kublai Khan.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
iWork '14 review: minor updates, new file formats aren't backwards compatible, iCloud collaboration still not available in native apps  —  iWork '14 review: Still waiting for that great leap forward [Updated]  —  When Apple released the 2013 edition of the productivity suite formerly known as iWork …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Narrative Science Raises $10 Million More for Its Automated Writing Software  —  Most funding stories are more or less the same, which is why Re/code tries to avoid most of them: Company raises X amount of money, from Y companies, to do Z thing.  Repeat.  —  And that's precisely the kind …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
European data regulator says “device fingerprinting” requires user consent, like cookies  —  Europe's next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users  —  European data protection watchdogs publish guidance on web tracking using device fingerprinting that could result in more ‘I agree’ forms
Richard Lai / Engadget:
OnePlus to roll out its own custom Android ROM built on Lollipop to One users in India, after Cyanogen signs exclusive deal with Micromax  —  OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  —  Poor OnePlus just can't take a break.  Just as the company's busy taking care …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Social media terms and conditions are way too complex, say UK MPs  —  A U.K. parliamentary committee has attacked the terms and conditions used by social media services, declaring that they are too complex for users to understand.  It said the unsuitability of the T&Cs had been demonstrated …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Music publishers BMG and Round Hill sue Cox claiming the ISP doesn't penalize repeat copyright infringers  —  Music publishers finally pull the trigger, sue an ISP over piracy  —  BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music have sued Cox Communications for copyright infringement …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Line Purges Its Games Platform Again, Removing 15 Titles From Its Messaging Service  —  Today may be holiday time in the U.S., but it also seems to be a festive cleaning time in Japan.  Line, the messaging app company with 500 million registered users, just announced the closure of 15 …
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Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon expands Local Services repair and installation services to select cities in 9 states  —  Amazon Promotes Handyman and Installation Services  —  Amazon wants to sell you a new flatscreen TV on Black Friday, and then help you mount it on your wall.  —  The giant online marketplace …

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