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November 27, 2014, 1:20 PM

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European Parliament:
EU Parliament urges EU Commission to unbundle search engines from other commercial services  —  MEPs zero in on internet search companies and clouds  —  PLENARY SESSION Press release - Free movement of services / Information society − 27-11-2014 - 12:58
David Meyer / Gigaom:
EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up  —  Credit: Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff  —  Credit: Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff  —  As expected, the European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the European Commission to consider a break-up of Google …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli  —  Whoops.  Welcome to literal fait accompli.  —  A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today.  Here's what it looked like:
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Obama signs E-Label Act, allowing manufacturers to put labels such as FCC symbols in software menus instead of on hardware  —  The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law  —  The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Syrian Electronic Army hacks websites via Gigya's login service  —  Visitors to some large media and entertainment websites on Thursday — including NBC, The Independent and NHL.com — were greeted by pop-up messages that said those sites had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals  —  Investment firm Tiger Global has been hunting down deals all year, and now it has a lot more cash to run down new prey.  —  According to an SEC filing, the firm closed $2.5 billion in new funding, that comes a little more than 6 months after it raised a $1.5 billion fund in April.
More: ReutersTweets: @jonrussell
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Fitbit gearing up to expand to India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year  —  Fitbit Gears Up for Asia Expansion  —  San Francisco-based fitness tracking company Fitbit is gearing up for an expansion in Asia by making its way into India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year.
Amazon Cognito:
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Eyeing Up O2, BT Is Also In ‘Exploratory Discussions’ To Buy EE  —  Earlier this week, it emerged that BT was eyeing up buying a mobile carrier to expand its existing fixed line business, and that O2 was one of the two under consideration.  Today we have confirmation of the other one …
The Coinbase Blog:
Mozilla Now Accepting Bitcoin for Donations via Coinbase  —  We're pleased to announce that the Mozilla Foundation is now accepting bitcoin for donations with Coinbase's merchant tools.  —  Since it was founded in 1998, Mozilla has built great Web products while staying true to the core values …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore marketplace app Carousell raises $6M series A led by Sequoia for Asia expansion  —  Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital  —  Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones …
More: ZDNet

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SimilarWeb:
Does Ello's Sudden Rise In Popularity Herald A New Era Of Social Media?  —  The latest social network to be on the tip of everyone's tongue is the rebellious Ello which launched earlier this year and promises an ad-free experience.
Zoho:
Zoho Survey: Segment Survey Responses with Multi Collectors  —  Do you distribute one survey to different groups of people only to find that filtering results and analyzing reports is taking up your time?
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …

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