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December 1, 2014, 12:30 AM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vox Media raises $46.5M from NY investment firm General Atlantic at a $380M valuation  —  Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher - This Time for Vox Media  —  Remember when investors didn't want to put money into content?  —  That was a long time ago!
CNET:
Every Cyber Monday tech deal we've found  —  Skipping the Black Friday crowds doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best deals.  Lots of hot tech products are going on sale on Cyber Monday.  We're tracking them all here.
Variety:
Sony's New Movies Leak Online Following Hack Attack  —  Brad Pitt's ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie’ among titles being downloaded  —  At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.
Chris Messina / Medium:
Chris Messina, former UX designer for Google+: “Google+ is confused and adrift at sea”  —  Thoughts on Google+  —  I f**ked up.  So has Google.  —  It's been over a year since I left Google.  Over 450 days, actually.  During that time, I joined and left a startup; traveled to Paris (twice).
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's top execs will stay in place for another year, leaving J.K. Shin in charge of mobile  —  Top Samsung Executives Remain in Roles Amid Management Changes  —  SEOUL—Samsung Group announced annual management changes at its business units on Monday but said top executives …
More: Reuters
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Google's first self-driving car and Street View cameras were developed by 510 Systems, a startup the company quietly bought in 2011  —  The Unknown Start-up That Built Google's First Self-Driving Car  —  Two of Google's signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars …
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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
European data regulator says “device fingerprinting” requires user consent, like cookies  —  Europe's next privacy war is with websites silently tracking users  —  European data protection watchdogs publish guidance on web tracking using device fingerprinting that could result in more ‘I agree’ forms

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