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November 6, 2014, 12:50 AM

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Evelyn Kim / Google LatLong:
Google Maps for iOS and Android revamped with Material Design, restaurant booking through OpenTable, Uber ride estimates  —  Google Maps: Your best accessory this season  —  Bold colors and textures are in—and Google Maps is on trend, with a slick new style to make traveling with Maps even easier.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Lyft Accuses Former COO Of Stealing Confidential Documents Before Joining Uber  —  On-demand rides startup Lyft is taking its former COO Travis VanderZanden to court for breach of his confidentiality agreement and fiduciary duty weeks after the executive joined arch-rival Uber.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
New WireLurker malware targets Apple devices in China, attacks iOS, including non-jailbroken phones, through OS X via USB  —  Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China  —  Researchers at a Silicon Valley security company said on Wednesday that they had found a new manner in which hackers can infect Apple products.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
AppleCare for Enterprise With On-Site Support From IBM Now Live  —  Earlier this year, Apple and IBM announced a major enterprise mobility partnership that would see IBM selling iOS devices to its corporate customers, creating industry-specific native apps, providing iOS-optimized cloud services …
Rachel Barton / Google Drive Blog:
Google launches Chrome extension letting you open files from Google Drive with desktop apps like Adobe Reader or Photoshop  —  Launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome  —  Browsers are pretty amazing things.  Before, if you wanted to do any serious computing, you'd have to install software onto your computer.
Kara Swisher / Vanity Fair:
Behind Travis Kalanick's fighting instinct, how Andreessen Horowitz missed the boat on Uber's Series B, and how Kalanick attempted to hamper Lyft's fundraising  —  Man and Uber Man  —  Uber, Travis Kalanick's smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Tableau Software Quarterly Revenue Tops $100M for First Time  —  Tableau Software today reported record results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  The big data and business intelligence (BI) software provider surpassed $100 million in revenue for the first time last quarter.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Shippable raises $8 million to help companies accelerate software development  —  Shippable founder Avi Cavale wasn't looking for cash.  But investors just kept calling, especially after they learned how quickly the company's user base was growing.  Those calls have resulted in new cash …
Reuters:
Axel Springer, Germany's top publisher, grants Google license to index its news stories despite “Google Tax”, citing 80% drop in Google News traffic  —  Germany's top publisher bows to Google in news licensing row  —  (Reuters) - Germany's biggest news publisher Axel Springer …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Former NSA lawyer: encrypting user data led to Blackberry's demise, cautions Apple and Google  —  Former NSA lawyer: the cyberwar is between tech firms and the US government  —  Stewart Baker said that Apple and Google could be restricting their business in markets like China and Russia by encrypting user data
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Winners and Losers for Silicon Valley in Tuesday's Election  —  While the big story Tuesday night was the Republican wave that gives control of the Senate back to the GOP in January, there were plenty of smaller races that are of interest to the tech community.  —  One Race a Democrat Was Sure to Win

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