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It’s been a shorter week because we’re heading out early for Thanksgiving festivities, but a newsworthy one nonetheless. We give you our best stories of the week (11/22-11/26).

1. Matt Burns wrote a piece about Comcast, and why the company is so largely disliked, arguing that consumers must scam the company to get out of being scammed themselves.

2. We analyzed the recent criticism of Uber, and why it seems people are disassociating from the services for the wrong reasons.

3. Elon Musk issued a minor tweet storm in which he detailed a new SpaceX program to test the function of “X-Wing” style grid fins that could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or cargo to an orbiting space station.

4. Former Tinder employee Whitney Wolfe launched a direct competitor to Tinder, called Bumble

5. San Francisco has an sales and marketing problem, and it’s time to start talking about it.

6. Braxton Jarratt wrote an article about the start of standalone streaming services, and whether or not they signify the end, or a new beginning, for cable.

7. Yahoo acquired Cooliris, a photo startup.

8. Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our Stories feature with a Samsung-branded look at The American Music Awards.

9. We spent some more time with the Nexus 6, and finally concluded that its too big for right now, but right-sized for the future.