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November 19, 2014, 2:55 PM

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BuzzFeed:
Uber investigating its New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, for tracking BuzzFeed journalist's location without her consent  —  “God View:” Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking …
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
Uber investor Ashton Kutcher defends digging into “shady” journalists' private lives  —  Ashton Kutcher Defends Uber Against ‘Shady Journalist’  —  Ashton Kutcher Lenovo's newest ‘product engineer’  —  One day after Uber's SVP of business suggested his company spend millions …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service  —  As part of Apple's revamp of its recently acquired Beats Music streaming service, the company plans to bundle Beats directly into iOS, reports Financial Times.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Apple Watch will feature info-rich “Long Look” notifications if wearer keeps wrist raised, and static, non-interactive maps  —  11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works  —  As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Android Lollipop's Trusted Places removes need to unlock device in select geographical areas  —  Google Play Services Update Adds Trusted Places Feature To Lollipop's Smart Lock  —  Smart Lock in Lollipop encompasses both trusted face and trusted devices, but a new option is joining the party—trusted places.
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
Prosecutors withdraw key evidence in robbery case to avoid revealing how police used phone tracking technology  —  Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods  —  Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Amazon's $39 Fire TV Stick starts shipping today, but new orders won't arrive before January 15  —  As expected, Amazon today started shipping its $39 Fire TV Stick to fill preorders.  Yet if you preordered the streaming device in the last few days or want to order it now, don't expect to see it before January 15, 2015.
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber's Operations  —  Toronto is asking a court to order the mobile car-booking service Uber Technologies Inc. to shut down in North America's fourth-largest city.  —  Uber has been operating in Toronto since 2012 without a proper license …
Amy Gesenhues / Search Engine Land:
Google News Displaying “Suggested For You” Stories Customized To Match Your Interests  —  Google News founder Krishna Bharat used his Google+ account to announce a new “Suggested for you” feature in Google News.  —  According to his post, Google News will now include a “Suggested for you” …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Jolla Crowdfunds $380K+ To Build An iPad Alternative  —  Update: Well that was very fast indeed.  Jolla's Indiegogo campaign to build an open source iPad alternative — taking its Sailfish OS onto the tablet form factor — has passed its initial funding target of $380,000 with around 2,450 backers putting in cash.
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows  —  Microsoft launched a command line interface for Docker that runs on Windows.  Until now, users could only manage Docker containers using a Linux machine or a virtualized Docker environment on a Windows machine.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Samsung launches video aggregation app Milk Video, only works on Galaxy devices  —  Samsung's new Milk Video app is all about taking on YouTube  —  Samsung took the next step in its quest to revamp its media services Wednesday with the launch of Milk Video11, a mobile video aggregation app …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
RelativeWave acquired by Google, makes its mobile app prototyping software free for Mac  —  RelativeWave, the company behind the mobile app prototyping software Form, today announced it's joining Google.  The company made an announcement on its website noting that it will continue working …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's New Bookmarking Interface, Formerly Called “Stars,” Goes Live In Chrome Beta  —  Last month, Google quietly launched its new bookmarking service previously called Stars on the Chrome Web store as a free download.  Today, the company says it's integrating the feature into the Google Chrome browser.
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs  —  Easing what has traditionally been a difficult programming task, Facebook has released as open source a debugging tool for JavaScript, called Flow, designed to highlight problems caused by the misuse of data types.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Bigcommerce Gets $50 Million to Set Up Online Shops for Small Businesses Worldwide  —  Bigcommerce, a software service that helps small and mid-sized businesses set up online shops, has taken on a new $50 million investment, led by SoftBank Capital, as it pursues its goal of becoming the dominant …
Bloomberg:
Apple told to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from the 1990s  —  Apple Told to Pay $23.6 Million Over Pager Technology  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was told to pay a Texas company $23.6 million after a jury found its iPhone and other devices used pager technology from the 1990s without permission.

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