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November 4, 2012, 7:35 PM

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Two More Teardowns Look Inside Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle Fire HD  —  You have to credit the folks over at research firm IHS, because, apparently, they've pulling a little bit of overtime.  Along with the teardown of Apple's iPad mini, the results of which they sent to AllThingsD yesterday …
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to bring movie ticket purchasing to Siri with upcoming iOS 6.1 update  —  Apple's upcoming release of iOS 6.1 will include a new feature for Siri: the ability to get movie tickets.  The feature, according to developers who are beta testing the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system, works via Fandango.
More: CNET and iPhone Hacks
Michael Noer / Forbes:
One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education  —  The headquarters of what has rapidly become the largest school in the world, at 10 million students strong, is stuffed into a few large communal rooms in a decaying 1960s office building hard …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros  —  Spanish mobile phone retailer Phone House has announced on its Facebook page that it is suspending plans to sell Google's new Nexus 4 after it learned that manufacturer LG is to sell …
More: 9to5GoogleTweets: @panzer
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Lady Gaga fansite, NBC entities defaced in pre-Guy Fawkes Day hacker stunt  —  A number of pages on the NBC.com website were defaced Sunday with a reference to Guy Fawkes Day and a claim that user names and passwords for the site had been compromised.  The defacement appears to be the work …
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Google Casts a Big Shadow on Smaller Web Sites  —  STARTING in February, Jeffrey G. Katz grew increasingly anxious as he watched the steady decline of online traffic to his company's comparison-shopping Web site, Nextag, from Google's search engine.  —  In a geeky fire drill …
More: Quartz and ECPM BLOG
Wall Street Journal:
Outages Expose Wireless Carriers' Backup Plans  —  Three days after superstorm Sandy made landfall, people in some of America's most densely populated neighborhoods remained without wireless service, highlighting new risks as more people drop landline phones.

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