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November 21, 2012, 1:35 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
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 …
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.
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.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Site Badges Debut, “Mobile First” Instagram is Catching Up to the Web  —  Building on the momentum of its Web profiles launch earlier this month, Instagram announced Wednesday the roll-out of badges, or small icons, that users can post to promote their Instagram pages.  —  They'll certainly look familiar.
Dave Herman / Hulu Blog:
Hulu Plus Launching on Nintendo Wii U with Integrated Second Screen Experience  —  At Hulu's development center in Seattle, we spend our time focusing on making the Hulu Plus living room experience delightful for our subscribers.  With our latest innovation, we've teamed up with Nintendo …
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] …
Andrew Roberts / Bloomberg:
Bionic Mannequins Spy on Shoppers to Boost Luxury Sales  —  Store mannequins are meant to catch your eye.  Soon you may catch theirs.  —  Benetton Group SpA is among fashion brands deploying mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch over shoppers in their stores.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Baidu raises $1.5bn “strategic war chest” to pay off debts, pursue M&A opportunities and more  —  Chinese Internet giant Baidu has announced that it is offering $1.5 billion in notes as it looks to close down debts and provide itself with the financial cloud to pursue future strategic opportunities …
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 …
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 Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
‘No iPhone without Samsung patents’  —  The chief executive of Samsung Electronics has expressed confidence about the ongoing patent battle with Apple, saying that no smartpohone can exist without patents from Korea's technology giants.  —  “The truth never lies.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Checking In on Foursquare's Valuation  —  Facebook's IPO, Flattening Valuations Put Hurdles Before Social Media Startups  —  Some social media startups are finding investors a lot less friendly in the wake of Facebook Inc.'s messy initial public offering.  —  A few months before Facebook went public …
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.

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