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November 21, 2014, 4:25 AM

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million  —  Multiple sources have confirmed that Fab is in talks to sell to PCH International for $15 million in a half cash and half stock deal.  —  Contractual agreements are in the very early stages between the two companies (and these things could always fall apart).
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Foxconn will spend $2.6B to build dedicated Apple display plant in Taiwan  —  Foxconn to Build Dedicated Apple Display Plant in Taiwan  —  Foxconn Technology Group will spend NT$80 billion ($2.6 billion) over the next two years on a new factory in Taiwan to supply displays exclusively for a client.
Reuters:
Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week.  —  Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor …
Sean Hollister / Gizmodo:
How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality  —  Don't you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won't tell you how it works?  When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air …
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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon leases 470,000 square-foot, 12-story space in midtown Manhattan for next 17 years  —  Amazon to Lease Entire Manhattan Building, Hinting at Retail Ambitions  —  Amazon.com agreed to lease 470,000 square feet of space in midtown Manhattan from Vornado Realty Trust …
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
GoDaddy seeks nearly $4.5B IPO valuation, talks diversifying  —  GoDaddy pitchwoman Danica Patrick.  —  GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion, The Post has learned.
Re/code:
Re/code drops comments on its site, noting that most discussion takes place on social media  —  A Note to Re/code Readers  —  Like all websites, Re/code is in a constant process of iteration.  So, starting today, you'll notice a few changes on our site, and we wanted to let you know about them.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Former Fake Steve Jobs and HubSpot content marketer Dan Lyons to head up Valleywag in January  —  Dan Lyons Used to be Fake Steve Jobs.  Now He's the Chief Valleywag.  —  Valleywag's chief editor Nitasha Tiku just left for the Verge.  Here's her replacement: Dan Lyons …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber's Massive Fundraising Drive Forges Ahead Despite Scandal  —  A recent controversy ensnaring Uber doesn't appear to be lessening the company's appeal to investors as it moves forward with plans to raise one of the largest venture-capital funding rounds in history.
More: Business Insider and ReadWriteTweets: @scottthurm
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts  —  Airbnb today announced an additional liability insurance program that will provide U.S. hosts with up to $1 million worth of protection in the case a guest is accidentally injured anywhere in a host's building or on their property during their stay.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Jaunt VR Releases Its First Content With App That Puts You On Stage With Paul McCartney  —  Jaunt wants to give you something to watch on makeshift virtual reality headsets like Google Cardboard, Dodocase, and Mirage.  So today the 360-degree camera and VR production software maker launches …
Jeff Barr / Amazon Web Services Blog:
Amazon's enterprise storage and sharing service Zocalo gets iOS, Android apps, 5TB file support  —  Amazon Zocalo Update - Mobile Apps + 5 TB Files  —  I have a couple of pieces of good news for current and potential users of Amazon Zocalo.  Both items are available now and you can start using them today.
More: ZDNet, VentureBeat and InfoQ
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Google launches Contributor, a subscription service that lets users contribute to participating sites and turn off Google ads  —  Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers  —  Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Comcast testing feature to track technicians in real-time; trials begin outside Boston this week, will be rolled out nationally 2015  —  Comcast is testing a way to tell you exactly when the cable guy is coming  —  Comcast is trying out a way to let customers track technicians.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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