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December 3, 2014, 8:00 AM

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Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
FBI seizes L.A. Unified School District documents in iPad investigation; superintendent shelves original iPad contract  —  Ex-LAUSD chief says he knows nothing about FBI iPad investigation  —  Former L.A. schools Supt.  John Deasy said Tuesday that he didn't know anything about an FBI investigation …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla exec at internal event: “we're going to get Firefox on iOS”  —  Firefox Could Soon Come To iOS  —  For a year now, Mozilla has categorically stated that it wouldn't release a version of Firefox for iOS because Apple won't let it use its own web engine on its platform.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Roku remains most popular streaming-media device, Chromecast takes second place from Apple TV as sales keep rising  —  Roku still tops as sales of streaming-media players rise  —  Ten percent of US households with a broadband connection purchased a streaming-media device in the first nine months …
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Apple loses appeal to trademark ‘app store’ in Australia  —  In a blow to Apple, Australia's Federal Court has rejected an appeal by the technology giant to trademark the term “app store”.  —  The Registrar of Trade Marks refused registration of Apple's “app store” trademark in March last year because it was too descriptive.
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Eddy Cue interviewed on Apple's ebook price-fixing case, says “we have to fight for the truth”  —  Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama?  —  When Apple goes before a federal appeals court on Dec. 15, trying to overturn the ebooks price-fixing judgment …
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Amazon Web Services adds no-money-down reserved instances  —  Amazon Web Services didn't announce any new price cuts at its annual re:Invent conference last month, but there's more to the economics of cloud computing than just lower prices.  The company demonstrated as much on Tuesday …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi invests in its first US company, Misfit Wearables, providing part of $40M Series C  —  Misfit Raises $40M From Xiaomi And Others As It Eyes More Growth In China  —  Wearable device maker and health and fitness platform provider Misfit has raised an additional $40 million …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Sen. Al Franken Questions Lyft On Its Privacy Practices  —  Senator Al Franken today sent a letter to Lyft asking it to detail its privacy practices.  —  Sen. Franken's questions come in 10 parts, and hit on predictable points: which employees can access customer data …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Steve Jobs emails featured in Apple iPod U.S. antitrust trial  —  (Reuters) - The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IBM: Cyber Monday online sales up 8.5%, iOS numbers more than quadruple Android's  —  Cyber Monday, the day meant to encourage even more buying in the wake of the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, remained the busiest day this year for online shopping over the five-day period.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Steam tests Twitch-like broadcasting feature to let others watch you play games  —  Steam takes on Twitch with new broadcasting feature  —  Valve is moving into video game streaming with a new broadcasting feature for Steam.  Launching in beta today, the feature will let Steam users watch …
sputniknews.com:
YotaPhone 2 launching in Europe this month, coming to US early next year for around $650  —  Yota Introduces Yotaphone 2, Available in Stores This Week  —  Yota, one of Russia's leading tech enterprises, has introduced its newest Yotaphone 2 during a special event in Moscow's Gorky Park, and will start its sales in Europe this week.

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