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European Parliament Backs Investigation To Break Up Google

techcrunch.com — A little Thanksgiving message from the European Parliament today: they support the idea of breaking up Google. While the search giant was not mentioned by name, members voted 384 to 174 (with 56 abstentions) in favor of a set of measures encouraged to drive more tech growth across the European Union.

While Talking To O2, BT Is Also In ‘Exploratory Discussions’ To Buy EE, The Orange T-Mobile UK JV

techcrunch.com — "Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA, the joint shareholders of EE Ltd, regularly analyse the development of the market in which EE operates, evaluating various strategic options which have the potential to create value for EE's shareholders and strengthen the market position of EE," Orange noted.

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

techcrunch.com — With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world's largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr's active user base in the last six months grew by 120%, while Facebook's grew by only 2%.

IDC: iPad Sees First-Ever Decline As Wider Tablet Shipment Growth Drops 7.2% In 2014 To 235.7M Units

techcrunch.com — 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 will decline for the first time in its history, amid a sluggish market overall for tablets.

Going Out App YPlan Raises $24M As It Lays Off Staff, Plans Pivot Into Long-Tail Events

techcrunch.com — YPlan - the app that gives people with no plans a curated selection of things to do and the ability to buy tickets to do them - has some big plans of its own. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup has raised another $24 million - funding that comes at a key time for the company.

Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys Unroll․Me To Add Email List Control To Its Shopping App

techcrunch.com — Slice, the shopping and package tracking app acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Unroll.Me, an app that lets users roll up and manage mass-email subscriptions and unsubscribe to those that have tipped into the point of being useless spam.

Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys Runroll.Me To Add Emailing List Management To Its Shopping App

techcrunch.com — Slice, the shopping and package tracking app acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Unroll.Me, an app that lets users roll up and manage mass-email subscriptions and unsubscribe to those that have tipped into the point of being useless spam.

Uber Is Riding High, Dominating Transport App Revenues And Downloads Up To November

techcrunch.com — The calls for people to #deleteuber keep coming in after revelations that an Uber executive casually suggested opposition research on journalists; that Uber has used and abused its so-called "God View" to access and share information about individual customers; and that some in the Senate are now calling for answers around the controversies.

Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report

techcrunch.com — Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix in the streaming market in the U.S., and now it is planning a video service that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is planning a free video service that will be supported by advertising.

LinkedIn Sharpens Focus On Education: Self-Serve Widget Lets Users Add Certifications To Profiles

techcrunch.com — LinkedIn - the social network for the working world - has been working on launching various tools to increase the usefulness and engagement of its platform to its 300m+ users. Today sees the launch of the latest of these.
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Nov 27, 2014

@obrien @dylan20 happy thanksgiving fools day! (also i nearly used 'punk'd' in my last tweet, to assure you i wasn't doing that. spooky)

Nov 27, 2014

@CatherineShu i think you've hit all four food groups there. well done.

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller however, i also think that for the moment this is still an important lever. combined w/ android and chrome positions, well...

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller yes you could be right and i happen to think the goal posts will simply move, as they did for msft and the shift to google.

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller i think just about every business that depends on search for discovery would disagree with you. (google dominates search in eu)

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller hold on. how have i found myself in a position defending regulators? ugh.

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller also i think in general the regulators are trying to become more responsive. the google search case is a good example.

Nov 27, 2014

@ron_miller 'run rampant' if you believe that google holds too much power/influence in a monopolistic way.

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