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November 24, 2014, 8:55 AM

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Symantec uncovers Regin, a trojan likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on businesses and governments since 2008  —  Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool  —  Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ  —  A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations.  The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT is in talks to buy back O2  —  Following in the footsteps of Take That, S Club 7 and 5ive, BT appears determined to get the band back together.  The company has confirmed to us that it is in talks with European communications giant Telefonia to buy back O2, almost a decade after it sold the operator for £17.7 billion.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The one big potential Uber scandal concerns employee access to user data, not targeting journalists for opposition research  —  In Defense of Uber: An Objective Opinion  —  The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, which is why I've been reluctant to weigh in.
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple to donate unspecified “portion” of sales to Global Fund on Black Friday and World Aids Day, partners with developers for (RED) apps and in-app purchases  —  Apple launches massive two-week (RED) campaign  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is glowing (RED) for the holidays.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's Inbox uses open source tools like J2ObjC to reuse 70% of code across Android, iOS, and web apps  —  How Google Inbox shares 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and the Web  —  Launching a new app in the mobile age is hard.  If you want to reach a wide audience …
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Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
OnePlus One review: well built with solid battery life despite the low $299 starting price, but difficult to use one-handed and software feels unpolished  —  The OnePlus One Review  —  The OnePlus One has been one of the most hyped smartphones of 2014.  There's really not much else to be said …

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Microsoft:
Seattle Sounders score with SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology  —  Just in time for the 2014 MLS Cup Conference Finals, get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Seattle Sounders FC preparation …
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SimilarWeb:
The Fierce Battle Between Uber and Lyft  —  A fierce marketing competition between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft is taking place on the streets of the US.  These provide a network of drivers who allow shared rides at short notice.
Zoho:
4 Easy Steps to Seal the Deal Using Zoho Writer  —  Nowadays a growing number of business deals are taking place digitally.  The two major factors - Time and Money - are driving businesses to create, share …
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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