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November 27, 2014, 10:15 AM

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David Meyer / Gigaom:
EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up  —  Credit: Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff  —  Credit: Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff  —  As expected, the European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the European Commission to consider a break-up of Google …
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:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter to Start Tracking Which Apps Its Users Have Downloaded  —  Twitter will soon be peeking in on your smartphone.  Literally.  —  The social network says it will start collecting data on which apps its users have downloaded onto their phones.  The update is opt-out …
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Apple's new phones taking screen time from iPads; iPhone 6+ owners open 65% more articles and videos than those with smaller phones  —  The Screen-Size Debate: How the iPhone 6 Plus Impacts Where We Read & Watch  —  Every day, millions of articles, videos and web pages are saved and viewed …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Eyeing Up O2, BT Is Also In ‘Exploratory Discussions’ To Buy EE  —  Earlier this week, it emerged that BT was eyeing up buying a mobile carrier to expand its existing fixed line business, and that O2 was one of the two under consideration.  Today we have confirmation of the other one …
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.
More: ReutersTweets: @jonrussell
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore marketplace app Carousell raises $6M series A led by Sequoia for Asia expansion  —  Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital  —  Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones …
More: ZDNet
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
DOJ used 225-year-old law to get federal court to order manufacturer to bypass phone password  —  Case Suggests How Government May Get Around Phone Encryption  —  The Justice Department is turning to a 225-year-old law to tackle a very modern problem: password-protected cellphones.

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