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November 28, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Black Friday online sales reach an estimated $3.34B, up 21.6% from last year; mobile sales rise 33% to $1.2B  —  Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day.  According to a new report out this evening from Adobe …
Ars Technica:
Best 2016 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and other electronics and software  —  Greetings, Arsians!  It's Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year!  Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains …
Laura Sydell / NPR:
Q&A with Jestin Coler, registered Democrat and founder of Disinfomedia, which owns fake news sites including the Denver Guardian, on ad networks, money, more  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  Enlarge this image  —  A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election.
Christoph Steitz / Reuters:
Report: BMW's i Ventures VC fund increased to $500M from $100M, to relocate from NY to Bay Area  —  BMW (BMWG.DE) is increasing the size of its venture capital fund, BMW i Ventures, to 500 million euros (425 million pounds) from 100 million, German business daily Handelsblatt said on Sunday …

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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