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December 3, 2014, 1:10 PM

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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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC commmissioner Ajit Pai accuses Netflix of creating its own proprietary fast lanes on ISP networks  —  Netflix accused of creating fast lanes “at the expense of competitors”  —  Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission today accused Netflix of “secur[ing] ‘fast lanes’ for its own content” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications App Launching Today On iOS, Android And Mac  —  Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Drive now lets you edit Microsoft Office attachments right from Gmail  —  Google today announced a very useful new addition to Gmail: editing Microsoft Office documents that arrive as email attachments.  A new Google Drive edit icon has been added to Gmail attachments that you can click …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's new reCAPTCHA often requires just a single click, detects bots by analyzing IPs, cookies, and mouse movements; can still fall back to puzzles  —  Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click  —  When Alan Turing first conceived of the Turing Test in 1947 …
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.
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 …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sonos raises $130M according to SEC filing, bringing its total funding to around $455M  —  Sonos Scores $130M To Put Smart Speakers In Every Home  —  Suddenly, music is a business again.  After years of wallowing in the post-Napster/iTunes era, streaming is beginning to take hold and everyone's phone is now an iPod.
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