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December 2, 2015, 5:45 PM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Yahoo board to discuss Alibaba spinoff and selling off some units, said to back Marissa Mayer  —  Despite Wall Street Noise and Sale Rumors, Yahoo Board Backs Mayer  —  As the old saying kind of goes, reports of the impending demise of CEO Marissa Mayer at Yahoo are greatly exaggerated.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber debuts simple Ride Request Button for devs to include in iOS, Android apps, offers $5 for each new rider sign up, prohibits integrating competing services  —  Uber's API Now Lets Other Apps Add A “Ride Request Button”, Earn $5 Per Signup  —  Uber's latest growth strategy is to colonize …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint  —  EFF Launches ‘Spying on Students’ Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools  —  San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint today …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Samsung announces new A5, A7 smartphones with fingerprint readers and OIS cameras, and the cheaper A3; available in China first later this month  —  Samsung Announces Updated Versions of the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7  —  Today Samsung announced that updated versions of their Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 smartphones are about to be released.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Postmates partners with Starbucks, debuts pilot service in Seattle, promising delivery in less than an hour for a $5.99 fee, available only on iOS  —  Your coffee is here: Starbucks and Postmates launch delivery in Seattle, and this is what it's like
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie: Spotify top-ranked music streaming app worldwide in Q3 2015, Pandora retains lead in US on iPhone and Android  —  Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.  —  Spotify is the world's top streaming music service in terms of active users …
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Consumer SSDs and hard drive prices are nearing parity  —  The prices of mainstream consumer SSDs have fallen dramatically every year over the past three, and by 2017 they are expected to be within 11 cents of the per-gigabyte price of hard disk drives (HDDs).
Ram Ramanathan / Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Google previews Cloud Vision API, an image recognition service for developers  —  Google Cloud Vision API changes the way applications understand images  —  Have you ever wondered how Google Photos helps you find all your favorite dog photos?  With today's release of Google Cloud Vision API …
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Facebook now lets you chat with businesses on their websites via Messenger's Page Plugin, adds events integration  —  Facebook now lets you chat with businesses via Messenger on their website  —  Managing a Facebook Page is a crucial social strategy for many business owners today …

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