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December 8, 2014, 4:45 PM

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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.
Sriram Krishnan / Medium:
Uninformed reactions to the Uber rape case in India play to existing biases  —  In defense of Uber in India  —  It's pretty frustrating to follow the press coverage of Uber rape case in India on sides of the world.  What is a terrible tragedy—the details are awful and stomach churning …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Brings Graph Search To Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword  —  Facebook is finally getting serious about search.  Today it's challenging Google for finding answers and Twitter for checking real-time chatter with the launch of keyword search.
Rolfe Winkler / WSJ:
YouTube offers some of its stars bonuses to post exclusively to the service for a limited time before posting to rivals  —  YouTube Offering Its Stars Bonuses  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube unit is racing to lock up its top stars as rival online video services court them aggressively.
Sabine Devins / The Local:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks out against net neutrality, says internet needs a fast lane for some services  —  Merkel speaks out against net neutrality  —  Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for preferential services for certain providers on the web at her keynote speech at a conference in Berlin on Thursday.
Quentyn Kennemer / Phandroid:
[Update] Samsung Gear VR now available for $200 at Samsung.com and AT&T … Samsung has always listed December 2014 as the landing date for their virtual reality wearable Samsung Gear VR, and unless my calendar is bugged that window has arrived.  While Samsung has yet to formally announce a solid date …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
PlayStation Network taken offline again for more than two hours by DDoS attack; hacking group Lizard Squad takes credit  —  Hackers Hit Sony, Again  —  Hackers hit a second division of Sony today.  Sony's PlayStation online gaming network was offline for more than two hours as a result of an apparent cyber attack.

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