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November 10, 2014, 2:40 PM

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The White House:
President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility  —  Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet  —  More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Reactions to Obama's Net Neutrality statement from government, broadband providers, tech and advocacy groups  —  Obama's plan to save the internet draws bold reactions  —  Obama's got plenty of supporters, but the opposition's equally vocal  —  Today, President Obama took his strongest stance yet on the subject of net neutrality.
Peter Martinazzi / Facebook:
Facebook Messenger passes 500M monthly users  —  Messenger Reaches 500 Million  —  By Peter Martinazzi, Director of Product Management  —  Messaging is an important part of how people stay connected and since Messenger launched in 2011 we've been passionate about giving people a faster and more expressive way to communicate.
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi Model A+ now on sale for $20 with smaller design, lower power consumption, microSD card slot  —  Raspberry Pi Model A+ on sale now at $20  —  When we announced the Model B+ back in July, we said that we'd also be producing a lower-cost variant, analogous to the original Model A. Since then …
FireEye, Inc.:
iOS vulnerability allows apps installed via enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning to replace real apps under the same name, letting an attacker steal data  —  Masque Attack: All Your iOS Apps Belong to Us  —  In July 2014, FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered that an iOS app installed …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
New devices help iOS steal back enterprise share from Android; breakdown is 85% iPhone 6, 15% iPhone 6 Plus  —  Apple has managed to reverse a recent trend of declining quarterly enterprise share for device activations, thanks to its new smartphones.  The breakdown for businesses buying …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Office Apps Skyrocket To The Top Of The App Store Following Pricing Changes  —  Nothing sells like “free.”  Microsoft Word is now the number one free iPhone and iPad application on iTunes, closely followed by other Microsoft Office apps including Excel and PowerPoint.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla launches Firefox Developer Edition with built-in tools for debugging apps and mobile browsers  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox Developer Edition, which it is calling “the first browser created specifically for developers.”  The company wants to solve a very big problem developers often complain …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison  —  After being on the run for two years Peter Sunde, aka brokep, was arrested during a family visit in southern Sweden late May.  —  Despite being accused of non-violent crimes, Peter was transferred to a high-security unit.  His time in prison was tough.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Hadoop startup Hortonworks announces it has filed for an IPO  —  Hortonworks Files to Float Public Shares in 2015  —  Hortonworks, one of a handful of companies seeking to build a business on Hadoop, the open source big data software technology, has filed for an initial public offering.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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