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November 15, 2014, 1:15 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.
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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 …
New York Times:
Apple Pay brings significant increase in mobile payments to retailers like Whole Foods and McDonald's, increases awareness of Google Wallet and Softcard  —  Apple Pay Gives Glimpse of Mainstream Appeal for Mobile Payments  —  For years, tech companies have dreamed of a future in which people ditch …
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality  —  The corporate battle lines over the new federal rules for the Internet have been well established.  Vocal technology startups have been leading the charge for muscular regulations for broadband access …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Yik Yak local anonymous messaging app is close to raising roughly $75M in new financing  —  Yik Yak Is Close To Closing On Roughly $75 Million  —  Thank the kids in America for turning Yik Yak into the newest technology craze that's a parental nightmare and an anonymous messaging juggernaut.
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff to leave at the end of the year, CFO will take over during CEO search  —  Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Heads for the Door.  (Memo)  —  Rio Caraeff, who has run the Vevo music video service since its creation in 2009, is leaving at the end of the year.
Zeljka Zorz / Help Net Security:
Mobile Pwn2Own 2014: Windows Phone's sandbox resists attack  —  The Mobile Pwn2Own 2014 hacking competition, held at the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan, was concluded on Thursday, and not one of the targeted phones has survived completely unscathed.

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