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November 14, 2014, 11:40 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook to start limiting the number of non-ad “promotional Page posts” in News Feed in January  —  News Feed FYI: Reducing Overly Promotional Page Posts in News Feed  —  One of the main reasons people come to Facebook is to see what's happening in their News Feeds.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Facebook reducing promotional posts from Pages in News Feed is just the latest blow to businesses  —  Facebook to Cut Unpaid Posts by Marketers on News Feeds  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook's executives are not terribly worried about upsetting people these days.
Bryan Steele / Skype Blogs:
Skype launches Skype for Web beta to enable instant messaging, voice, and video calls in a browser  —  Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)  —  Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video.
Reuters:
Google Glass's future clouded as consumer launch slips to 2015, key employees depart, and many developers abandon projects on the platform  —  Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith  —  (Reuters) - After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass …
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
AT&T says it's no longer inserting phone-tracking IDs in web traffic, which was only a test, but may still sell the resulting data  —  AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs  —  AT&T says it has stopped its controversial practice of adding a hidden, undeletable tracking number to its mobile customers' Internet activity.
TechCrunch:
Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs  —  Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers.  Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC Asks AT&T for Info About Delayed Fiber Build-Out Because of Net Neutrality  —  Two days after AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company would delay building out its fiber network because of uncertainty about net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission has some questions.
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
Brandon Bailey / Associated Press:
Microsoft surpasses Exxon as 2nd most valuable co.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.  —  Under new CEO Satya Nadella …

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