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December 8, 2014, 11:40 AM

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Aman Sharma / The Economic Times:
Delhi Government bans Uber, says it is misleading customers  —  NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has acted after the rape incident involving a 25-year-old woman in Delhi and has issued an order on Monday banning the services of Uber India in Delhi, saying it is misleading customers.
Malini Menon / Reuters:
Indian police arrest Uber driver who allegedly raped passenger, will take legal action against company for failing to run background checks  —  Uber cab driver in India arrested after suspected rape  —  (Reuters) - Indian police on Sunday arrested an Uber cab driver suspected of raping …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Former Apple Supply Manager Paul Devine, convicted in 2011 of selling trade secrets to suppliers, sentenced to a year in prison and $4.5M fine  —  Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine sentenced to a year in prison and $4.5M fine  —  A former Apple Global Supply Manager was sentenced …
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is Dead at 92  —  Ralph H. Baer, who turned television sets into electronic fantasy lands by inventing and patenting the first home video game system, died on Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.  —  His death was confirmed by his family.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Google study finds 56.1% of display ad impressions it served never appeared on screen  —  5 Viewability Findings From Google  —  Online marketers are increasingly opting to pay only for “viewable” ad impressions — those that actually display on users' screens, rather than ones that appear …
Jason Hiner / TechRepublic:
Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez  —  Perhaps best known as the guy who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Fernandez speaks out on Apple's founding magic, how love built the first Mac, and the interface of the future.  —  The Apple II got there first.
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Michelle Jaworski / The Daily Dot:
Engineer builds machine to swipe right on Tinder non-stop  —  Leave it to a male engineer to make it infinitely easier to swipe right on Tinder.  —  YouTube user James Befurt set up a computer program and an elaborate mechanical apparatus ending in a robotic pointer finger that swipes right on every profile in Tinder.
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korea denies hacking Sony but calls the breach a ‘righteous deed’  —  TOKYO — North Korea has denied hacking Sony Pictures' computer systems in retaliation for its movie “The Interview,” which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.

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