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November 13, 2015, 7:20 AM

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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.
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.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Sequoia's Scouts, and a list of the program's 70+ well-connected entrepreneurs and academics using capital from Sequoia to fund startups  —  Secretive, Sprawling Network of ‘Scouts’ Spreads Money Through Silicon Valley  —  Sequoia Capital has funneled millions of dollars to scores …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Beats Music confirms it will fade out on November 30th  —  Now that Apple Music is firmly in place (and even on Android) it's time for Beats Music to go.  An app update back in June greased the skids and an updated support page — as well as emails going out to Sonos users reiterating …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Hulu in early talks to sell stake to Time Warner in deal valuing Hulu at $5B-$6B; Time Warner would invest cash, commit to license content  —  Hulu in Talks to Sell Stake to Time Warner  —  Deal could help streaming-video service compete with Netflix, Amazon
Greg Hartrell / Official Android Blog:
Google Play Books improves comic book reading by adding vertical scrolling mode, curated pages for discovery, on Android in coming days, iOS soon  —  Solving the age-old question: Batman or Superman?  —  It's a multi-generational debate—are you team Batman or team Superman?
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?

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