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November 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

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Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube Music standalone app launches on iOS and Android; YouTube Red subscribers get offline listening and no ads  —  YouTube Music is here, and it's a game changer  —  YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world's largest and most popular online collection of moving images.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft starts rolling out its first major update to Windows 10, adding features for both consumers and enterprises  —  Windows 10 November Update: features, fixes, and enterprise readiness  —  The first major update to Windows 10 adds features for consumers and enterprises alike.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Some apps installed from Mac App Store were temporarily unusable after Apple failed to renew security certificate  —  Some Mac App Store Apps ‘Damaged’ Due to Expired Security Certificates  —  A growing number of MacRumors readers and Twitter users have been experiencing an issue …
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Watchmaker Fossil Group to acquire Misfit for $260M; Fossil expects to incorporate Misfit's tech into traditional watches as soon as 2016  —  Fossil Group to Buy Misfit for $260 Million … Watchmaker Fossil Group Inc. has agreed to acquire startup Misfit Inc., a maker of wearable fitness trackers, for $260 million.
Wall Street Journal:
Uber makes deal to add TomTom's digital maps and traffic data to Uber's driver app  —  Uber Strikes Digital Maps Deal With TomTom  —  Shares in TomTom rise in response to the deal, increasing nearly 8% in Amsterdam  —  AMSTERDAM—Car-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has struck …
Spotify News:
Spotify launches personalized concert recommendations near you based on your listening history, rolling out today to iPhone and Android users  —  Never Miss Another Show with Personalized Concert Recommendations  —  Looking forward to seeing your favorite bands play live but don't know when they're in town?
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook brings 360-degree videos to iOS, opens up format to brands with first ads from AT&T, Samsung, Corona, Walt Disney World, others  —  Facebook Unleashes VR-Style 360 Videos For Ads And iOS  —  Zuck says VR is the future and Facebook is wasting no time building it into the News Feed and starting to make money off it.
Peter Ludwig / Official Android Blog:
Android Wear gets cellular support starting with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which is available now in the US  —  Cellular support comes to Android Wear  —  Android Wear lets you stay connected, even when your phone isn't with you.  With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, for example …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung announces Exynos 8890 SoC, successor to Exynos 7420, with a category 12/13 modem and custom CPU architecture  —  Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 with Cat.12/13 Modem and Custom CPU  —  In an unexpected surprise annoucement, Samsung today revealed its new generation flagship SoC - the Exynos 8.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook says government requests for data at highest level ever: more than 41K in first half of 2015, with US issuing 17.5K requests affecting 26.5K users  —  Facebook says government data requests are at their highest level ever  —  Facebook today released its biannual report on government data requests …
Michael Kan / CNET:
Asus confirms it's bringing out a set of augmented reality glasses next year  —  The electronics giant has previously talked with Microsoft about building a cheaper version of its HoloLens, which will arrive next year for $3,000.

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