BBC: Leading global technology firms have called for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
CNN: A rare icy weather pattern is walloping virtually the entire United States at once.
New York Times: News that the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low increases the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will ease stimulus efforts soon.
USA Today: The U.S. is experiencing a spike in measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
BBC: South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.
Bloomberg Businessweek: A bitter software patent case that has split the high-tech industry will be heard by the Supreme Court and its ruling could have major implications for the U.S. economy.
NPR: In just 48 hours, more than 20,000 people applied for 400 jobs at an Ikea opening on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
Reuters: Twitter Inc named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of publishing company Pearson, to its board on Thursday.
BBC: Fast-food workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages, organizers say.
Reuters: WalMart is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation.
BBC: Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year, possibly posing challenge to Amazon's drones
USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on Amazon.com, eBay.com and other websites.
Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.