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November 4, 2012, 8:00 AM

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Zack Whittaker / CNET:
Apple's mea culpa: U.K. site posts apology, new statement  —  After testing a British court's patience with a not so apologetic public statement, the iPhone and iPad maker is finally eating humble pie.  —  Apple has reissued and updated its Samsung “apology” statement on its British Web site …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Apple hides Samsung apology on its UK site so it can't be seen without scrolling  —  Apple today posted its second Samsung apology to its UK website, complying with requests by the UK Court of Appeal to say its original apology was inaccurate and link to a new statement.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Teardown Shows Apple iPad Mini Costs at Least $188 to Build  —  Apple's latest addition to the iPad family of tablets, the iPad mini, hit store shelves yesterday.  Among the many standing in lines around the world to buy the devices were people who took them home to drop them and dunk them in water.
More: Business InsiderThanks:@heyheyesj
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
How the internet economy works: Guns, butter and bandwidth  —  Most people know certain things about the Internet.  They know that cables run under the sea, that wires come into your homes, and that modems carry the digital signals to your devices.  —  But they've probably never heard …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy  —  If there was still any debate about whether serious photojournalism can take place in the context of camera phones and cutesy retro filters, it's over now.  —  To document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft's security team is killing it: Not one product on Kaspersky's top 10 vulnerabilities list  —  Security firm Kaspersky has released its latest IT Threat Evolution report.  There were some interesting findings in the report, as always, but the most interesting thing that stuck out was all the way at the bottom:
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Election 2012: where do Obama, Romney, Johnson, and Stein stand on tech issues?  —  Voting on cyber war, space, drone armies, and internet freedom  —  Popular tech got a moment in the spotlight in the townhall debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, when moderator Cindy Crowley sneaked Apple into an economic policy question.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Looks Into A Fourth Round At An Over $700M Valuation, Investors Skeptical  —  Foursquare has been taking VC meetings recently, looking into raising a Series D round of funding of between $50 million and $100 million according to multiple sources.  In previous rounds …
More: Gizmodo.com UpdatesTweets: @raboisThanks:@loyalelectron

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