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December 2, 2015, 8:15 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.
Wall Street Journal:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google finishes porting Songza's features to Google Play Music and will shut down Songza on January 31  —  Google will shut down Songza on January 31, 2016  —  Google today announced the Songza website and app will be killed off on January 31, 2016.  The Google Play Music team …
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 …
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
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 …

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