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November 21, 2015, 4:35 AM

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Klint Finley / Wired:
Comcast says Stream TV, its IP cable service, doesn't count against data caps because it isn't offered over the Internet, but over its cable television network  —  Comcast May Have Found a Major Net Neutrality Loophole  —  Comcast may have found a major loophole in the Federal Communication …
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Rdio will transition subscribers to free accounts after November 23rd  —  Following the news of Rdio's bankruptcy filing and sale to Pandora, the company offered some details on how its users can expect their streaming accounts to ride off into the sunset.  Starting November 23rd …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Off When His New Baby Arrives  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to become a father, and he's decided to take two months of parental leave when the new baby arrives, he shared on his Facebook page Friday.  —  Facebook offers its employees …
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
Yahoo Mail is blocking ad-block users from accessing their email  —  Yahoo Mail is purportedly locking out people who use ad-blockers.  —  According to a post on Adblock Plus' message boards, a Yahoo user noticed the issue on Google Chrome when trying to access email this morning, posting this screenshot:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”  —  The chaos of Reddit's Ask Me Anythings doesn't lend itself to the most thoughtful answers.  They're short, plagued by trolls, and people who care about the topic or person might not know an AMA is happening until it's over.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook At Work Gets Its Own Version Of Messenger With Debut of “Work Chat”  —  Facebook at Work, the version of Facebook designed for chatting with colleagues on a private social network, now has its own chat client as well.  Somewhat like Facebook at Work's version of Messenger, the new …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Lumia 950 review: great screen and camera, using phone as a PC is neat but limited; it's not the ground-breaking phone Windows Phone needed to attract new users  —  Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care?  —  Camera is great and Continuum is cool …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Yahoo media executive Rob Barrett, who was in charge of media strategy and operations, departs the company  —  Yet Another Top Yahoo Media Exec Departs  —  Yahoo's Rob Barrett, who has most recently been its head of media strategy and operations, has left the company, according to multiple sources.
Jake Muncy / Wired:
PlayStation 2 Emulation Coming to PS4, Sony Confirms  —  Sony is working on bringing PlayStation 2 titles to the PlayStation 4, the company confirmed to WIRED Thursday evening.  —  “We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” a Sony representative told WIRED via email.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung's Gear VR Shows A Lot of Potential, Still Best for Early Adopters  —  You know a product is compelling when after what feels like no time whatsoever, the company spokesperson giving you the demo starts to gently tell you that it may be time to move on.
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