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December 1, 2014, 11:00 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Intel chips will replace Texas Instruments' in a new version of Google Glass coming next year  —  Google-Glass Deal Thrusts Intel Deeper Into Wearable Tech  —  Intel Corp. will supply the electronic brains for a new version of Google Inc. 's Glass device expected next year …
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.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday Sales Break $1B; Total Holiday Spend Online Will Be $89B  —  Online retailers use Cyber Monday to extend the first flush of the post-Thanksgiving holiday sales rush, and now analysts are coming out with their first numbers laying out how holiday sales have been progressing so far.
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).
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Temp worker startup Wonolo brings the sharing economy and its ethics issues to big businesses  —  Wonolo, Temp Worker App, Shows Scary Future of Sharing Economy  —  The last few years have brought an explosion of startups, like Uber and TaskRabbit, that effectively act as middlemen.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Microsoft Buys Mobile Email Startup Acompli For More than $200 Million  —  Microsoft is expected to announce later Monday morning that it is indeed buying e-mail start-up Acompli.  —  There may not be much surprise in this one thanks to an errant blog post, but Microsoft's purchase …

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