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November 21, 2012, 12:25 PM

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Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Spaceship-Like Apple Offices to Arrive Later Than Planned  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) said the construction of a new spaceship-like headquarters with a circular design in Cupertino, California, won't be completed until mid-2016, later than originally projected, as the company revises its plans.
Michael J. de la Merced / DealBook:
Deloitte Denies Knowledge of Fraud at Autonomy  —  Deloitte is finally speaking up about Autonomy P.L.C. — and the accounting firm says it knew nothing about potential fraud at its onetime client.  —  The statement by Deloitte comes after Autonomy's parent, Hewlett-Packard …
More: Bloomberg
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
AT&T Seems to Be Extending FaceTime-Over-Cellular to All Customers  —  AT&T appears to be quietly extending FaceTime-Over-Cellular capabilities to all their iPhone customers.  Earlier this month, AT&T announced that they would allow any customer “with an LTE device” on a “tiered data plan” to use iOS 6's FaceTime over Cellular feature.
Will Connors / Digits:
NTSB May Drop BlackBerrys for iPhones, Citing Reliability  —  Research In Motion Ltd. may be losing another U.S. government customer, but this time the reason isn't fickle employees who prefer to carry around an iPhone.  —  The National Transportation Safety Board said it's looking to switch …
Mike Dano / FierceWireless:
Dish blasts FCC's rules for its AWS-4 spectrum  —  The FCC is moving forward with rules that will allow Dish Network to build an LTE Advanced mobile network in its MSS spectrum.  However, the agency's proposal will include technical rules that could affect up to 5 MHz of Dish's spectrum.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC chairman backs Dish Network plan to compete with wireless giants  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed to greenlight Dish Network's long-fought plan to create a wireless service that would compete with those of giants AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Tammy Parker / Fierce Broadband Wireless:
T-Mobile exec: iPhone isn't worth sacrifices  —  T-Mobile USA has lost customers because it does not carry Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, but the company is not willing to make major sacrifices to add the device to its portfolio, said a T-Mobile executive.  —  “Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Google's Eric Schmidt Tells Parents To ‘Have Online Talk Before Sex Talk’ With Kids.  Survey Suggests Many Do.  —  “We need to fight for our privacy or we will lose it,” said Google chairman Eric Schmidt to Reuters in a recent on-camera chat.  “[All of the user generated material on the web] …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Experiencing Extended Outage  —  LinkedIn has confirmed it's experiencing an outage this morning, first spotted via reports on Twitter, sites like DownRightNow.com and DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com, and our own tests.  The outage seems to have started around 25 minutes ago …
Jake Smith / 9to5Google:
HTC DROID DNA now available from Verizon for $199  —  We loved it.  You might too.  Today, the HTC DROID DNA is officially available from Verizon Wireless for $199 on two-year contract.  For those that need a spec refresh, the DNA features a 5-inch, 1080p 441PPI display that seemed a little …
More: BGR, Engadget and SlashGear
Larry Downes / CNET:
Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal  —  Following the disclosure by CNET of a secret proposal to transfer Internet governance to the U.N., the Russian Federation has revised its plan, toning down the language but not the thrust of the document.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook confirms it is testing Upcoming Events and Recently Released Albums in the News Feed  —  Facebook is testing at least two new features in its News Feed: Upcoming Events and Recently Released Albums, though it won't go into detail on either of them.  “We're always testing new features,” a Facebook spokesperson told TNW.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Hacker Found Guilty of Breaching AT&T Site to Obtain iPad Customer Data  —  A hacker charged with federal crimes for obtaining the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T's website was found guilty on Tuesday.  —  Andrew Auernheimer, 26, of Fayetteville, Arkansas …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Oatmeal sued over trademark by “Oatmeal Studios”  —  It's only been a few months since webcomic Matthew Inman, operating under the name The Oatmeal, was able to put his bizarre legal clash with competing humor website FunnyJunk to rest.  —  Now Inman is about to be back in court.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Asks Users If It Can Abolish Their Right To Vote On Future Site Governance Changes  —  Today Facebook will send its largest email blast to date, informing all 1 billion users that it's proposing to modify the site's governance structure and remove the ability for users to vote on changes.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple and HTC fine with showing license agreement to Samsung — but not the royalty rate  —  On Friday Samsung's counsel in the Apple case in California brought a motion to compel, demanding access to the newly-minted Apple-HTC license agreement that settled Apple's first Android patent case ever.

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