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Google confirms it will block independent music labels from posting on YouTube if they don’t sign on to subscription streaming music service.

Criminal threat, or free speech? Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving a man’s Facebook threats against his ex-wife.

Apple design chief Jony Ive speaks to the New York Times, says CEO Tim Cook is thoughtful and “fundamentally involved” in the company’s creative process.

Tesla Model X reservation holders get letter telling them the vehicles will become available in early 2015.

AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone, which is expected to be unveiled tomorrow.

Nest smoke detector is back on sale for a lower price, but without defective feature that allowed a wave to turn it off.

Report says YouTube has become market for thieves selling stolen personal information.

President Obama to announce tech, manufacturing initiatives during Pittsburgh visit today.

Democrats propose legislation that would give FCC power to ban Internet fast lanes (specifically, between consumers and their ISPs).

Environmentally focused mutual funds are warming up to Apple.

Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter et al as fighting intensifies.

Google faces new antitrust complaint in Europe — this time over Android, brought by a Portugal company.

It’s settled: Uber, Lyft, etc. are legal in Seattle.

 

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Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also helps take care of SiliconValley.com, the Mercury News tech website. Email: lsumagaysay (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).