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Ben Woods / The Next Web: Dropbox's integration with Microsoft's Office apps is now live for iOS and Android devices  —  It was only earlier this month that Dropbox announced a deal with Microsoft to allow document editing capabilities from directly inside Dropbox, and today it's actually rolling out for mobile users.

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Andrew Webster / The Verge: Sony settles with FTC over misleading PlayStation Vita ads, to compensate customers who bought device before June 1, 2012  —  Sony to give customers refunds following misleading PS Vita ads  —  Sony has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after being charged …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: IDC: iPad Sees First-Ever Decline As Wider Tablet Shipment Growth Drops 7.2% In 2014 To 235.7M Units  —  As Apple rides a cresting wave in the stock market with its market cap now dancing around $700 billion, a dark cloud moves in from IDC.  The analysts report today that full-year iPad shipments …

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Sam Sheffer / The Verge: Coin beta review: limited utility, confusing setup, doesn't work at ATM, broke after 36 hours  —  My experience with Coin Beta in the real world  —  It worked, but then my unit stopped functioning  —  I don't carry around a traditional wallet.  Instead, I've got a pile of cards held together with a hair-tie.

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Reiji Murai / Reuters: Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensors  —  (Reuters) - Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years.

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Lyft launches Driver Destination, allowing drivers to accept rides only on specific routes  —  Lyft Appeals To More Casual Drivers By Matching Them With Passengers To Share Commutes  —  For years, the founders of Lyft had imagined a world in which carpooling would become mainstream …

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Aaron Smith / Pew Internet: Survey finds majority of US internet users are familiar with modern net usage terms but not with historical concepts  —  What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web  —  Before you read the report, test your own Web IQ by taking the interactive knowledge quiz.

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Stuart Dredge / Guardian: Spotify revenues grew sharply in 2013, but operating losses also rose  —  Streaming music service's turnover up 74% to €746.9m, with 91% coming from its paying subscribers rather than ads  —  Spotify's revenues grew sharply in 2013, but so did the streaming music company's operating losses …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Wireless Carriers' Bidding Tops $36 Billion in FCC Auction For Airwaves  —  The bidding war continues for a precious chunk of mobile airwaves, with current prices in the auction to own rights to airwaves topping $36 billion.  —  Bidding had reached an already impressive $24 billion a week ago …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Twitter Introduces Offers: Discounts You Claim in Tweets and Redeem in Stores  —  First, Twitter dipped its toes into e-commerce.  Now it wants a piece of bricks-and-mortar retail, too.  —  The social network today is introducing Twitter Offers, discounts that users can claim right …

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Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal: Carriers Issue Billions in Debt As Spectrum Auction Bids Top $36 Billion  —  As bids in an unexpectedly hot auction for U.S. wireless spectrum topped $36 billion Monday, carriers went about issuing billions of dollars in debt for when the time comes to pay for it.

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Mike Sall / Medium: Medium open-sources Charted, a free data visualization tool  —  Introducing Charted  —  A new way to share data  —  A year ago, the Product Science team at Medium created the first version of Charted, an internal tool to help us easily share charts.  It has since become indispensable …

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Yahoo and Microsoft fighting to boot Google search from iPhone when deal is up in 2015  —  All Eyes on Apple as Google Search Deal Expires Next Year  —  Mozilla's decision last week to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine for the Firefox browser in the U.S. was a nice little score for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Electronista: Microsoft sues IRS to get attorney agreement information on tax probe  —  Software company turns to court over unfulfilled Freedom of Information Act request  —  Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Monday seeking information relating to the agency's probe into the software giant's tax records.

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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider: Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues  —  Shares of Apple reached another major financial milestone on Tuesday, crossing the $700 billion market capitalization threshold just after trading began on Wall Street.  —  With shares of AAPL trading at an all-time high …

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Charlie / GreatFire.org: BBC and GreatFire.org partner to deliver uncensored information into China  —  We are delighted to announce that GreatFire.org is now delivering uncensored, Chinese-language information from the BBC to Chinese netizens behind the great firewall.  —  The BBC's Chinese language news website was blocked in China shortly after its launch.

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Reuters: EU digital chief Andrus Ansip urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules  —  Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules  —  (Reuters) - The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access …

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: Amazon adds 10,500 Post Office parcel pick-up points across the UK  —  It's probably no surprise that this move comes just ahead of Christmas, but Amazon has today announced an extension of its local ‘PickUp’ locations to thousands of Post Office branches dotted around the UK.

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Leon Spencer / ZDNet: Global online population hits 3 billion: ITU  —  Summary: There are now more than 3 billion people online globally, with two-thirds of all people with internet access now living in the developing world, according to new research by the United Nations agency charged with improving the world's access to IT infrastructure.

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Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter: Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Movie  —  Danny Boyle is set to direct the feature, written by Aaron Sorkin  —  Less than a week after Sony Pictures put the high-profile Steve Jobs movie into turnaround, Universal Pictures has stepped up and adopted the project.

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Michael Mimoso / Threatpost: Regin Cyberespionage Platform Also Spies on GSM Networks  —  Researchers have uncovered a complex espionage platform reminiscent of Duqu that has been used since at least 2008 not only to spy on and extract email and documents from government agencies, research institutions and banks …

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Former WSJ publisher L. Gordon Crovitz is either misinformed or is deliberately misleading in recent pro-surveillance essay  —  Ridiculously Misinformed Opinion Piece In WSJ Asks Apple And Google To Make Everyone Less Safe  —  Former Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz still gets to publish opinion pieces in the WSJ.

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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: Uber removed blog post from data science team that examined link between prostitution and rides  —  Earlier today, Gina Neff, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington and the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, noticed something missing from Uber's Data Blog.

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: iFixit: Nexus 6 is easy to fix if you can get it open  —  If you ever find yourself with a broken Nexus 6, iFixit has your back.  The site has just completed its teardown of the Google/Motorola Nexus “phablet,” and it turns out that most of the internal components are pretty easy to get to.

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Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed: Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, in apparent “DM fail”, expresses support for buying unnamed company  —  A Top Twitter Executive Just Had A Massive Direct Message Fail  —  It looks like Twitter's finance chief Anthony Noto thought he was messaging another Twitter executive about buying a company.

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