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Advertising company Outbrain files for possible Nasdaq listing -WSJ — Advertising company Outbrain Inc filed confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in November seeking preliminary approval to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event — Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company's plans tell …
Uber suspends operations in Nevada due to statewide preliminary injunction, promises to return (Richard N. Velotta/Las Vegas Review ...)
Richard N. Velotta / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Uber suspends operations in Nevada due to statewide preliminary injunction, promises to return — Uber temporarily suspends operations in Nevada — Uber, the maverick ride-sharing company that has been bending the state's transportation rules for a month, ceased operations in Nevada late Wednesday …
Exclusive - Hutchison ready to enter race for UK mobile firms EE, O2: sources — (Reuters) - Hutchison Whampoa (0013.HK), the owner of Britain's fourth largest mobile operator 3 Group, is preparing a bid for EE or O2, the mobile groups already in talks on a deal with BT Group (BT.L), several sources familiar with the matter said.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Surge in mobile traffic took down BestBuy.com for more than an hour — BestBuy.com Crashes on Black Friday (Updated) — Black Friday website crashes is one of the seven e-commerce trends we are watching for this holiday season, and BestBuy.com appears to be the first major U.S. shopping site …
UK unveils £120m quantum-technology hubs with a focus on healthcare, communications, security (Tereza Pultarova/E&T Magazine)
Tereza Pultarova / E&T Magazine:
UK unveils £120m quantum-technology hubs with a focus on healthcare, communications, security — Quantum tech commercialisation network launched — Atomic clock and quantum cryptography research will receive a boost with the launch of a new research network aiming to get the technology from lab to market.
IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS — Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the first day of holiday shopping in the U.S., but with more buying options (and promotions) becoming available online, many are now starting their shopping a day earlier, on Thanksgiving.
Of 458 patented inventions and designs credited to Steve Jobs, 141 were approved posthumously (Antonio Regalado/MIT Technology Review)
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
Of 458 patented inventions and designs credited to Steve Jobs, 141 were approved posthumously — Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office — Years after his death, the former Apple CEO still wins more patents than most. — What is Steve Jobs's legacy?
Startup studios gain popularity as tech elite look for ways to pursue multiple projects simultaneously, reduce risk when any one product fails (Issie Lapowsky/Wired)
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Startup studios gain popularity as tech elite look for ways to pursue multiple projects simultaneously, reduce risk when any one product fails — The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build ‘Startup Factories’ — The startup world is driven by a familiar formula: you get an idea …
How Anita Sarkeesian is battling sexism and gamergate harassment in the $25B video game industry (Sheelah Kolhatkar/Businessweek)
Sheelah Kolhatkar / Businessweek:
How Anita Sarkeesian is battling sexism and gamergate harassment in the $25B video game industry — The Gaming Industry's Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting Started — One night in October, before the media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a speech at Utah State University …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen corporate files — On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment—the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp.—discovered that their internal corporate network had been hijacked. A message from an individual or group claiming responsibility appeared …
A history of HTML5, the web standard created by competing groups WHATWG and W3C (Paul Ford/New Yorker)
Paul Ford / New Yorker:
A history of HTML5, the web standard created by competing groups WHATWG and W3C — The Group That Rules the Web — You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The question is: Does this concern you?
James Kanter / New York Times:
In Symbolic Vote, E.U. Parliament Passes Measure to Break Up Google — BRUSSELS — Europe's resentment of the American technology giant Google reached a new noise level on Thursday as the European Parliament passed a nonbinding vote to break up the company.
EU Parliament passes resolution supporting unbundling of search engines from other commercial services, calls for creation of single digital market (Greg Sterling/Search Engine Land)
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
EU Parliament passes resolution supporting unbundling of search engines from other commercial services, calls for creation of single digital market — Oh No They Didn't: European Parliament Calls For Break Up Of Google — Today many Americans are busy preparing Thanksgiving meals …
Over 40% IT pros in survey chose Dropbox as preferred enterprise sync and share tool, leading OneDrive's 25% and Google's 20% (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Over 40% IT pros in survey chose Dropbox as preferred enterprise sync and share tool, leading OneDrive's 25% and Google's 20% — The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You — 451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you.
Shane Roberts / Gizmodo:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More — The list of websites that are blocked in the UK for facilitating copyright infringement is getting longer and longer. — This week a new High Court ruling orders Sky, BT, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Syrian Electronic Army hacks websites via Gigya's login service — Visitors to some large media and entertainment websites on Thursday — including NBC, The Independent and NHL.com — were greeted by pop-up messages that said those sites had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Fitbit gearing up to expand to India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year (Lorraine Luk/Wall Street Journal)
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Fitbit gearing up to expand to India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year — Fitbit Gears Up for Asia Expansion — San Francisco-based fitness tracking company Fitbit is gearing up for an expansion in Asia by making its way into India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Eyeing Up O2, BT Is Also In ‘Exploratory Discussions’ To Buy EE — Earlier this week, it emerged that BT was eyeing up buying a mobile carrier to expand its existing fixed line business, and that O2 was one of the two under consideration. Today we have confirmation of the other one …