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November 20, 2015, 11:45 PM

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Klint Finley / Wired:
Comcast says Stream TV, its IP cable service, doesn't count against data caps because it isn't offered over the Internet, but over its cable television network  —  Comcast May Have Found a Major Net Neutrality Loophole  —  Comcast may have found a major loophole in the Federal Communication …
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
Yahoo Mail is blocking ad-block users from accessing their email  —  Yahoo Mail is purportedly locking out people who use ad-blockers.  —  According to a post on Adblock Plus' message boards, a Yahoo user noticed the issue on Google Chrome when trying to access email this morning, posting this screenshot:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Off When His New Baby Arrives  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to become a father, and he's decided to take two months of parental leave when the new baby arrives, he shared on his Facebook page Friday.  —  Facebook offers its employees …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook At Work Gets Its Own Version Of Messenger With Debut of “Work Chat”  —  Facebook at Work, the version of Facebook designed for chatting with colleagues on a private social network, now has its own chat client as well.  Somewhat like Facebook at Work's version of Messenger, the new …
Reuters:
Google aims for China launch of Google Play app store next year: sources  —  Google, part of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), aims to launch the China version of its Google Play smartphone app store next year, according to people familiar with the matter, its first major foray in the market since ending localized product support in 2010.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”  —  The chaos of Reddit's Ask Me Anythings doesn't lend itself to the most thoughtful answers.  They're short, plagued by trolls, and people who care about the topic or person might not know an AMA is happening until it's over.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Lumia 950 review: great screen and camera, using phone as a PC is neat but limited; it's not the ground-breaking phone Windows Phone needed to attract new users  —  Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care?  —  Camera is great and Continuum is cool …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jawbone Lays Off 60, 15% Of Staff Globally, Closes NY Office  —  Some difficult news this week for Jawbone, maker of fitness trackers, speakers and Bluetooth headsets.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company yesterday laid off around 60 employees, or 15% of staff.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wheeler says FCC will keep an eye on T-Mobile's Binge On, which offers free data for some services, but calls it “highly innovative and highly competitive”  —  T-Mobile's data cap exemption for video gets FCC chairman's approval  —  Wheeler: T-Mobile zero-rating is “pro-competition” and “pro-innovation.”
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Cisco buys conferencing software maker Acano for $700 million  —  Cisco said Acano's technology and expertise will bolster Cisco's development in the key collaboration areas of interoperability and scalability.  —  Cisco said Friday it plans to acquire Acano, a London-based tech firm …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung's Gear VR Shows A Lot of Potential, Still Best for Early Adopters  —  You know a product is compelling when after what feels like no time whatsoever, the company spokesperson giving you the demo starts to gently tell you that it may be time to move on.
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