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November 12, 2015, 2:20 PM

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Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube Music standalone app launches on iOS and Android; YouTube Red subscribers get offline listening and no ads  —  YouTube Music is here, and it's a game changer  —  YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world's largest and most popular online collection of moving images.
Peter Ludwig / Official Android Blog:
Android Wear gets cellular support starting with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which is available now in the US  —  Cellular support comes to Android Wear  —  Android Wear lets you stay connected, even when your phone isn't with you.  With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, for example …
Wall Street Journal:
Uber makes deal to add TomTom's digital maps and traffic data to Uber's driver app  —  Uber Strikes Digital Maps Deal With TomTom  —  Shares in TomTom rise in response to the deal, increasing nearly 8% in Amsterdam  —  AMSTERDAM—Car-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has struck …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Some apps installed from Mac App Store were temporarily unusable after Apple failed to renew security certificate  —  Some Mac App Store Apps ‘Damaged’ Due to Expired Security Certificates  —  A growing number of MacRumors readers and Twitter users have been experiencing an issue …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Mozilla's Firefox Browser App For iOS Is Finally Available To All  —  Mozilla has been testing an iOS version of its popular web browser since September, and now Firefox for iOS is available publicly to anyone in possession of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  —  Mozilla software …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook says government requests for data at highest level ever: more than 41K in first half of 2015, with US issuing 17.5K requests affecting 26.5K users  —  Facebook says government data requests are at their highest level ever  —  Facebook today released its biannual report on government data requests …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft starts rolling out its first major update to Windows 10, adding features for both consumers and enterprises  —  Windows 10 November Update: features, fixes, and enterprise readiness  —  The first major update to Windows 10 adds features for consumers and enterprises alike.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung announces Exynos 8890 SoC, successor to Exynos 7420, with a category 12/13 modem and custom CPU architecture  —  Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 with Cat.12/13 Modem and Custom CPU  —  In an unexpected surprise annoucement, Samsung today revealed its new generation flagship SoC - the Exynos 8.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox One update with new dashboard rolls out, backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles to appear starting at 3PM ET  —  Global Rollout Of The New Xbox One Experience On Nov 12  —  TL:dr: NXOE starts rolling out after 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th.  Back Compat titles will be playable …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Group Swings to Net Loss of $714 Million for Quarter  —  First quarterly net loss in more than six years as PC maker restructures  —  BEIJING— Lenovo Group Ltd. , the world's largest personal-computer maker, reported its first quarterly net loss in more than six years due to a hefty write …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Box releases its Windows 10 Universal app  —  Working closely with Microsoft, Box has revamped its existing file-storage app to be a Windows 10 Universal one.  —  Online file-storage vendor Box is releasing its revamped Universal Windows 10 application on November 11.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Court documents show university helped FBI identify Silk Road 2 and possibly child porn suspect; Tor claims FBI paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to deanonymize users  —  Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects  —  An academic institution has been providing information …

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