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November 28, 2014, 9:25 PM

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sony put its e-paper watch on a crowd-funding site in September under the name “FES Watch” to gauge interest, promises delivery after May  —  Who's Behind the E-paper FES Watch?  —  As it seeks to differentiate itself in a competitive market, Sony is developing watches and bow ties using electronic paper.
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
Daniel Ek and Sean Parker on Spotify and the complexities of the current music industry  —  Is Spotify the music industry's friend or its foe? … “Who put back an empty jar of formaldehyde?”  —  BUY OR LICENSE »
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:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS  —  Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the first day of holiday shopping in the U.S., but with more buying options (and promotions) becoming available online, many are now starting their shopping a day earlier, on Thanksgiving.
Josh Barro / New York Times:
Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting  —  In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft.  —  The average price of an individual New York City taxi medallion fell …
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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Report: Schematics of 12.2-inch ‘iPad Air Plus’ rumored for April-June launch, iPad Mini 4 upgrade details  —  Japanese magazine Mac Fan has published what it claims are drawings for the much rumored upcoming 12-inch iPad (via Macotakara).  —  The report in Mac Fan, which refers to the 12-inch iPad …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event  —  Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January.  While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company's plans tell …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Surge in mobile traffic took down BestBuy.com for more than an hour  —  BestBuy.com Crashes on Black Friday (Updated)  —  Black Friday website crashes is one of the seven e-commerce trends we are watching for this holiday season, and BestBuy.com appears to be the first major U.S. shopping site …
Reuters:
Content recommendation company Outbrain said to have filed confidentially for an IPO, seeks a $1B valuation  —  Advertising company Outbrain files for possible Nasdaq listing -WSJ  —  Advertising company Outbrain Inc filed confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …

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