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November 27, 2014, 9:20 PM

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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
EU Parliament passes resolution supporting unbundling of search engines from other commercial services, calls for creation of single digital market  —  Oh No They Didn't: European Parliament Calls For Break Up Of Google  —  Today many Americans are busy preparing Thanksgiving meals …
James Kanter / New York Times:
In Symbolic Vote, E.U. Parliament Passes Measure to Break Up Google  —  BRUSSELS — Europe's resentment of the American technology giant Google reached a new noise level on Thursday as the European Parliament passed a nonbinding vote to break up the company.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Over 40% IT pros in survey chose Dropbox as preferred enterprise sync and share tool, leading OneDrive's 25% and Google's 20%  —  The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You  —  451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you.
Shane Roberts / Gizmodo:
The Best Black Friday Deals  —  You've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage.  The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now.  Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.
Paul Ford / New Yorker:
A history of HTML5, the web standard created by competing groups WHATWG and W3C  —  The Group That Rules the Web  —  You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5.  And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web.  The question is: Does this concern you?
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
UK High Court orders ISPs to block access to 32 more piracy sites, including Demonoid, Isohunt and more  —  UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More  —  The list of websites that are blocked in the UK for facilitating copyright infringement is getting longer and longer.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli  —  Whoops.  Welcome to literal fait accompli.  —  A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today.  Here's what it looked like:
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Obama signs E-Label Act, allowing manufacturers to put labels such as FCC symbols in software menus instead of on hardware  —  The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law  —  The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tiger Global Raises $2.5 Billion For New Deals  —  Investment firm Tiger Global has been hunting down deals all year, and now it has a lot more cash to run down new prey.  —  According to an SEC filing, the firm closed $2.5 billion in new funding, that comes a little more than 6 months after it raised a $1.5 billion fund in April.

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