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December 1, 2014, 4:40 PM

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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 …
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 …
Reuters:
Sony hires Mandiant after cyber attack, FBI starts probe  —  (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the studio's computer network nearly a week ago, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.
Trevor Cole / Globe and Mail:
Profile of Tobi Lütke, CEO of software maker Shopify, which powers over 120k online stores  —  Meet our CEO of the Year  —  Tobi Lütke wears his pink hard hat with pride.  “I like it,” he says.  “I'm the only person with a pink hard hat in the entire house.”  —  By “house” he means “building.”
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Lending Club sets IPO price range of $10-12 a share, could raise up to $692M at $4B valuation  —  Lending Club Seeks Up to $692 Million in I.P.O.  —  Lending Club shot to prominence nearly eight years ago by helping borrowers and lenders avoid big banks by finding each other directly through the Internet.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google sold more Chromebooks to US schools than Apple did iPads in Q3  —  According to the latest data from IDC, Google, for the first time ever, has overtaken Apple in United States schools.  The research firm claims that Google shipped 715,000 Chromebooks to schools in the third quarter, while Apple shipped 702,000 iPads to schools.
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
Amazon Reveals the Robots at the Heart of Its Epic Cyber Monday Operation  —  Don't tell the kiddies, but Santa's workshop isn't at the North Pole.  It's here in Tracy, California, next to a line of rusting, graffiti-covered freight cars, in a building so long that you can't see the whole …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Obama announces $75M funding for up to 50K police body cameras  —  Obama announces funding for 50,000 police body cameras  —  In an announcement today, the White House has pledged $263 million in new federal funding for police training and body cameras, enough to purchase as many as 50,000 cameras …
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved  —  Girl Scouts are adding digital marketing to their formidable arsenal of charm, cuteness and perseverance to sell millions of boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and other longtime cookie favorites.  —  After years of prohibiting Internet sales …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AOL Adds More Video Help by Buying Content Syndicator Vidible for Around $50 Million  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has spent a lot of time building out his video business.  Now he is buying Vidible, a startup that's supposed to make it easier for publishers to get their video on other people's websites.

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