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November 21, 2012, 12:45 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
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
FBI Said to Be Looking Into HP's Allegations on Autonomy  —  The FBI, responding to an inquiry by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is looking into Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ)'s allegations of accounting improprieties at its Autonomy Corp. unit, a person familiar with the matter said.
Jonathan Weil / Bloomberg:
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming  —  A set-top box to compete with Apple TV and others  —  Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box.  Multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce …
More: TechCrunchTweets: @pkafka and @pkafka
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] …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
World's oldest original digital computer is turned back on after 61 years  —  The world's oldest, original, still-working digital computer has been unveiled at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, the home of the United Kingdom's Second World War encryption and codebreaking efforts …
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.
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
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.
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.
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 artist 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.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens  —  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the humble phone booth took on renewed importance as cut-off New Yorkers used pay phones to connect with each other in an emergency.  Now, this quaint but reliable form of public technology is getting a major facelift.

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