December 4, 2014, 1:10 AM

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Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Google to create new versions of its most popular products for kids 12 and under starting early next year  —  Google to revamp its products with 12-and-under focus  —  SAN FRANCISCO - With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second - or 1.2 trillion a year - it's a safe bet that many of those doing the Googling are kids.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Zenefits Faces Shutdown In Utah For Giving Its Cloud-Based HR Software Away For Free  —  Zenefits has become the latest startup to face regulatory scrutiny in a market it serves, as it now faces opposition from the Utah Insurance Department.  The department is taking the company to task essentially …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Sprint CFO says company's “Cut Your Bill in Half” promo will save average customer only 20%  —  Sprint's Crazy “Cut Your Bill in Half” Promo Actually Saves Customers 20 Percent  —  Sprint acknowledged Tuesday that its eye-popping promotion offering to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's new API for reCAPTCHA doesn't rely on distorted word test, instead uses cues like cookies, mouse movements, IP addresses and requires only one click  —  Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click  —  When Alan Turing first conceived of the Turing Test in 1947 …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
YotaPhone 2 review: mediocre camera, average battery life, and a high price, but E Ink and dual-screen design make this a cool device  —  YotaPhone 2 review: niche and expensive, but seriously cool  —  YotaPhone was inarguably one of the quirkiest smartphones released last year, with not one, but two displays.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Wired's Mat Honan Hired to Run New BuzzFeed Silicon Valley Bureau  —  Mat Honan, the high-profile Wired writer and editor, has been hired by BuzzFeed to become its new Silicon Valley bureau chief.  —  The online news site, which has been on a tear of late with a giant funding and a high-profile scoop …

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