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November 24, 2015, 10:35 PM

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Jet.com lands $350M in funding led by Fidelity and says it has verbal agreements for another $150M, at a $1B pre-money valuation  —  Jet.com Lands $350 Million in Funding, With $150 Million More Coming  —  Jet.com has closed $350 million in new funding, and says it has verbal agreements for another $150 million.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft reverses course: its media creation tool now installs latest Windows 10 version  —  Microsoft reverses course, restores downloads of Windows 10 November Update  —  Last weekend, Microsoft suddenly pulled its online tool for downloading the latest Windows 10 installation files.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
T-Mobile gives existing Simple Choice customers three months of unlimited LTE, as long as they use the Binge On feature, which downgrades video streams to 480p  —  T-Mobile gives existing customers three months of unlimited LTE  —  One catch: You can't watch high-definition video.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Amazon forces resets of account passwords for some users, citing insecure password handling  —  Amazon force-resets some account passwords, citing password leak  —  It's not clear how many accounts are affected.  —  Amazon has force-reset an unknown number of accounts, after passwords may have been compromised.
TechCrunch:
Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In Star Wars  —  As the market for virtual reality technology continues to grow, Apple has made an interesting acquisition that could further its role in the space.  TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple has snapped up Faceshift …
Steven Hepting / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter adds native video support to its developer kit, available now for iOS, coming soon to Android  —  Launching native video support for Twitter Kit  —  From unbelievable sports highlights to powerful first person footage, Twitter is full of unique stories told with immersive videos.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
IBM makes its System ML machine learning software freely available to share and modify through the Apache Software Foundation  —  IBM Turns Up Heat Under Competition in Artificial Intelligence  —  Programmers of artificial intelligence software got a new tool to work with Monday …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tango, chat app unicorn, lays off 9% of staff, around 30 employees, after its e-commerce move failed despite Alibaba and Walmart partnerships  —  Tango, Chat App Unicorn, Lays Off 9% Of Staff Following Failed Move Into E-Commerce  —  Tango, the mobile messaging unicorn that reached …

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