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November 25, 2014, 6:10 PM

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Amir Efrati / The Information:
With Google's deal expiring in 2015, Yahoo and Microsoft compete to take over as default search engine in Safari for iOS  —  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 …
Aaron Smith / Pew Internet:
Survey finds majority of US internet users are familiar with web 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.
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.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Chrome will block all NPAPI plugins by default in January, drop support completely in September  —  Google today provided an update on its plan to remove Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) from Chrome, which the company says will improve the browser's security …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify's 2013 revenues were €746.9M, 91% of revenue coming from subscriptions  —  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
SimilarWeb:
The Fierce Battle Between Uber and Lyft  —  A fierce marketing competition between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft is taking place on the streets of the US.  These provide a network of drivers who allow shared rides at short notice.  It's carpooling put through a digital business model.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IDC: iPad to see first annual decline with wider tablet shipment growth set to fall to 7.2% in 2014, down from 52.5% in 2013  —  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 …
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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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:NEW
Facebook schedules second public Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg for Dec. 11 at 2pm PT  —  Facebook has scheduled another public Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg  —  Earlier this month Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a public Q&A. Attendees and those online could submit questions and the CEO …

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SimilarWeb:
The Fierce Battle Between Uber and Lyft  —  A fierce marketing competition between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft is taking place on the streets of the US.  These provide a network of drivers who allow shared rides at short notice.
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Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …

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