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November 28, 2021, 2:05 PM

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Nextcloud and ~30 other EU companies file an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Microsoft for bundling OneDrive and Teams with Windows  —  Nextcloud and almost 30 other European companies have filed a complaint about Microsoft's anti-competitive behavior with its OneDrive cloud storage offering.
Stephen Diehl:
Crypto tokens allow venture capitalists to dump their investments on an enthusiastic public without regulation, in the midst of a speculative mania  —  These days I read a lot of cross-disciplinary commentary on the crypto asset bubble, and what strikes me as particularly strange is the sheer level …
Reuters:
Indian government tells Starlink to stop “booking/rendering the satellite internet service” as it does not have a license to operate in the country  —  Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX aerospace company, as it does not have a licence to operate in the country.
Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
Now that most video game platforms have a digital-only purchasing option, paying separately for the same video game on each is indefensible  —  Hey, this is Vlad in Tokyo, your substitute for Jason from a land where we worked on Thursday.  Today we're going to be discussing the lucrative fragmentation …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How “neo-conglomerates” like Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Meta replaced and outgrew industrial conglomerates like GE, Toshiba, and Johnson & Johnson  —  As General Electric and other old-school behemoths break up, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Meta are taking …
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Adobe: US consumers spent $8.9B online on Black Friday, down from the record $9B in 2020, the first ever YoY decline  —  - Traffic at retail stores on Black Friday dropped 28.3% compared with 2019 levels, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions.
Arol Wright / Android Police:
Spotify confirms it is retiring the Car View mode in its mobile apps, offering no replacement, but says it is working to improve how users listen while driving  —  Everyone likes listening to music in their car, so it's little surprise that Spotify had a Car View mode, allowing users to jam …
New York Times:
Recent cyberattacks on Iran's fuel distribution system and an Israeli LGBTQ dating site show that Iran-Israel cyberwar is impacting civilians on a large scale  —  Iranians couldn't buy gas.  Israelis found their intimate dating details posted online.  The Iran-Israel shadow war is now hitting ordinary citizens.

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