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November 25, 2015, 2:00 PM

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TechCrunch:
Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In Star Wars  —  As the market for virtual reality technology continues to grow, Apple has made an interesting acquisition that could further its role in the space.  TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple has snapped up Faceshift …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple reaches preliminary agreement with China UnionPay to use its network of over 5M NFC-enabled PoS devices, pending feedback from card-issuing banks  —  UnionPay, Apple Said to Reach Apple Pay Agreement for China  —  Mobile payment system may help UnionPay fend off competitors
Paul Lamkin / Forbes:
Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch available today from $275, with stainless steel band for additional $20; Fossil promises a full day's battery life  —  Fossil Q Founder Available Now: Taking On Tag In Smartwatch Fashion  —  Fossil is following Tag Heuer into the world of connected timepieces.
Google:
Google lists top 10 domains with right to be forgotten requests, says Facebook, YouTube, Twitter most impacted  —  European privacy requests for search removals  —  In a May 2014 ruling, Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González, the Court of Justice of the European Union found …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google expects to launch Accelerated Mobile Pages, its version of Facebook's Instant Articles, early next year  —  Google says its version of Facebook's instant articles will arrive early next year  —  Last month Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages, its open-source program designed …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Jet.com lands $350M in funding led by Fidelity and says it has verbal agreements for another $150M, at a $1B pre-money valuation  —  Jet.com Lands $350 Million in Funding, With $150 Million More Coming  —  Jet.com has closed $350 million in new funding, and says it has verbal agreements for another $150 million.

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