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October 7, 2013, 5:30 PM

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Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
LG Display unveils curved handset display for November launch  —  (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc's (066570.KS) display unit said on Monday it will start mass production of curved smartphone displays as the South Korean phone maker plans to launch a smartphone with the new screens next month …
Matt Chaban / NY Daily News:
New York Attorney General subpoenas Airbnb for data on thousands of local hosts  —  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hits AirBnB with subpoena for user data  —  State is concerned about hotel occupancy taxes and possible evictions by greedy building owners.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
SEC Clears Apple's Tax Disclosures  —  Four months after opening its review of Apple's finances, the Securities and Exchange Commission has closed it, having found nothing untoward about the company's handling of its overseas cash and related tax policies.  —  In a September letter to Apple …
Politico:
NSA surveillance review panel temporarily shut down after staff is furloughed  —  Surveillance panel shut down  —  A panel President Barack Obama set up in August to assess the government's use of surveillance technologies hit some turbulence related to the government shutdown last week …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Beats says its new Beats Music streaming service will launch ‘within the next few months’ in the US  —  Beats will launch its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music, “within the next few months” in the United States.  Luke Wood, president and COO of the company …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom  —  If you can't make the news better, make it bigger  —  Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe Minority Report style display …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
FiLIP is an electronic leash for your kids' wrists and it's coming to AT&T  —  Electronic leashes for the 21st century kid?  You knew this sort of thing was inevitable.  FiLIP, a smartwatch and ‘locator’ for kids that takes helicopter parenting to an excessive level, is heading to AT&T's lineup as an exclusive.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Tweaks Its Welcome Screen to Better Explain Itself  —  Twitter's IPO is just around the corner — and it's already showing signs of change.  —  The company quietly updated the Twitter.com homepage over the weekend, changing the visual design and welcome text that people see when first encountering the service.
TechCrunch:
Square Expands To Larger San Francisco Headquarters, New Offices In NYC And Waterloo, Canada  —  Mobile payments company Square is announcing today the opening of a larger, expanded San Francisco-based headquarters.  In addition, the company announced plans for new offices in both New York …
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Forfeits Salary, as Site Narrows Product Focus in Wake of Layoffs  —  Online retailer Fab continues to look to shed costs in the wake of massive layoffs that have eliminated 37 percent of its staff in the last two months.  —  Among the measures being taken: On Friday …
Wall Street Journal:
Defects Cripple Health-Care Website  —  Six days into the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the new health-care law, the federal government acknowledged for the first time Sunday it needed to fix design and software problems that have kept customers from applying online for coverage.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
HTC's One Max could have a fingerprint scanner  —  Leaked images of HTC's upcoming One Max show what appears to be a fingerprint scanner.  The pictures come from Chinese social network Sina Weibo, and show the huge HTC One Max with the back of its case removed.

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