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December 2, 2015, 2:30 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo board begins meeting Wednesday for three days to plan future after Starboard increased pressure on company to sell core business last month  —  Yahoo Board to Weigh Sale of Internet Business  —  Board to discuss whether to proceed with a plan to spin off its investment in Alibaba …
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.
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 …
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge 99% of Facebook shares, now worth $45B, to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an LLC to promote equality for next generation  —  A letter to our daughter  —  Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
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).
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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
The advantages of going public for Box show how Lyft could benefit from IPOing ahead of Uber  —  Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Start-Ups Outsize Power  —  In early 2014, when the cloud storage company Box filed for an initial public offering, many on Wall Street looked at its numbers and laughed.
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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
SEC charges former CEO of Bitcoin mining firm, GAW Miners, with conducting a Ponzi scheme that defrauded up to 10K people of about $19M  —  SEC Charges GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza With Securities Fraud  —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged former GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Airbnb shares anonymized data for New York City, shows median host income is about $5K per year  —  Airbnb Releases Trove of New York City Home-Sharing Data  —  Airbnb has had a rough history with regulators in New York City.  Now the company is playing nice.

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