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November 19, 2014, 10:50 AM

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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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Uber risks turning off investors, employees, and the public with its aggressive culture  —  Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn  —  In just four years of operation, Uber has ignited a new global ride-sharing industry with the promise of transforming urban transportation …
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.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Kik Messenger Takes $38 Million in Funding, Buys GIF Startup Relay  —  Messaging app Kik has raised $38.3 million in new funding and acquired Relay, a messaging network focused on sending and receiving GIFs.  —  The round was led by Valiant Capital Partners, and included new investors Millennium Technology …
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.
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.
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 …
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate effectively kills USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposed an end to NSA phone metadata collection  —  NSA spying bill stalls in Senate vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance a bill that would stop the National Security Agency …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Indian phone manufacturer Micromax to put Cyanogen software on its upcoming low-cost devices  —  Cyanogen's next stop is India  —  The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones  —  Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware …
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.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Gruber says next year's iPhone may include a two-lens, DSLR quality back camera  —  Apple May Introduce ‘Biggest Camera Jump Ever’ in Next-Generation iPhone  —  Apple may introduce its “biggest camera jump ever” in the next-generation iPhone, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber (via The Tech Block).

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