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November 12, 2014, 7:25 PM

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft shocker: Open-source .NET, free Visual Studio, support for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS … In a major strategy change designed to expand its horizons in the cloud, Microsoft will take its key software development technologies into areas that the company has long considered enemy territory …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube announces YouTube Music Key subscription service; free invite-only beta starts Monday, will cost $7.99/month after 6 months  —  YouTube announces plans for a subscription music service  —  Ad-free music and music videos starting at $7.99 a month  —  After spending months on revisions …
CNET:
Nexus 6 review: great display, top-of-the-line processor, more unwieldy than other big phones  —  Prepare to pay for the biggest Android Lollipop powerhouse  —  The Good The Google Nexus 6 has a razor-sharp and expansive display, a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 805 processor …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Android 5.0 Lollipop begins rolling out OTA to Nexus devices  —  It's definitely one of the most highly anticipated software updates that Android has ever seen.  Today, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update—that was first previewed earlier this year at Google I/O—has begun rolling out OTA to Nexus devices everywhere.
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Project Beyond, a 3D-capturing camera for Gear VR  —  Samsung has just unveiled a sneak preview of a new camera called Project Beyond, which is a 3D-capturing 360-degree camera designed to capture videos designed to be displayed on the Gear VR.
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
91% of US adults say consumers have lost control over how their personal info is collected and used by companies  —  Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era  —  Summary of Findings  —  Privacy evokes a constellation of concepts for Americans …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
AWS has 1 million “active” customers, adds new database, an automated deployment tool, a source control service, an encryption keys management service, more  —  AWS: With more than 1 million active customers, we're your stack  —  Summary: Andy Jassy, senior vice president …
Cameron Ewing / Facebook:
Facebook launches Say Thanks, a tool for creating personalized video cards for your friends  —  Introducing Say Thanks  —  Millions of people use Facebook every day to connect with the people and things that matter to them most.  Your friends are at the core of your Facebook experience …
Washington Post:
NOAA's weather system hacked by Chinese, which the agency then covered up, says congressman  —  Chinese hack U.S. Weather systems, satellite network  —  Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Onboard Users With “Instant Timeline”, Inject Top Tweets From “While You Were Away”  —  Twitter has 500 million logged out users it's trying to squeeze value out of, but now it has a plan to fix its growth problem, which is really a new user retention problem.
Reuters:
Top Yahoo shareholders, unhappy with Marissa Mayer, make direct plea to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to explore merger  —  Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue  —  (Reuters) - At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts …

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