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October 23, 2013, 9:05 PM

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AllThingsD:
Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)  —  According to several sources, Pinterest has completed another enormous funding, this time nabbing $225 million with late-stage investor Fidelity Investments in the lead.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
LinkedIn announces Intro, a new service that brings LinkedIn profiles into the iOS Mail app  —  LinkedIn's made mobile a major focus over the last year, and today the company is announcing a number of new mobile initiatives.  At an event in San Francisco, CEO Jeff Weiner and the rest …
Martin Kleppmann / LinkedIn Engineering:
LinkedIn Intro: Doing the Impossible on iOS  —  We recently launched LinkedIn Intro — a new product that shows you LinkedIn profiles, right inside the native iPhone mail client.  That's right: we have extended Apple's built-in iOS Mail app, a feat that many people consider to be impossible.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Microsoft Bashes Apple's iWork Software, New iPads  —  Microsoft's corporate vice president of communications, Frank Shaw, today took to the Official Microsoft Blog to denounce both Apple's revamped iWork software and the company's well-received decision to distribute it as a free upgrade for existing users.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Testing Huge Banner Ads For Branded Queries  —  Google has confirmed that they are testing incredibly large banner ads for specific branded queries.  —  @SynrgyHQ posted an image on Twitter showing for the query [southwest airlines a huge “sponsored” ad at the top of the search results.
Greg Koenig / Atomic Delights:
How Apple Makes the Mac Pro  —  As a product designer, one of my favorite parts about any new Apple product launch is the inevitable “How it's made” video.  The Mac Pro video did not disappoint.  —  What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things …
Michelle Leder / footnoted*:
Twitter quietly doubles board compensation  —  On a day when much of the tech world was focused on Apple's big Ipad announcement, complete with live-blogging updates like this one from our friends at GigaOm, Twitter quietly filed its latest revised S-1.  The 512-page document was filed …
iFixit:
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Teardown  —  Today, Microsoft adds a new surface to their tablet line.  No, not a third dimension—leave those 3D glasses at the theater.  Instead, let your friends at iFixit break out the X-ray specs and show you what's inside the new Surface Pro 2.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's curved-screen G Flex smartphone revealed in photos and video  —  We've seen rendered images of LG's G Flex and its curved OLED display, but the device itself has proven elusive — until now.  Argentinian broadcaster Telefe Noticias managed to obtain the phone for an in-studio hands-on video …
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Yesterday's presentation suggests Apple lacks vision for the iPad sans Jobs, Forstall  —  Whither Liberal Arts?  The Missing iPad Story  —  Steve Jobs closed the January, 2010 introduction of the iPad with this now famous slide:  —  Steve Jobs and the intersection of technology and the liberal arts
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Dadi Perlmutter to Leave Intel Early Next Year  —  The recent management shake-up at chip giant Intel has claimed its first high-profile casualty.  Dadi “David” Perlmutter, a well-respected executive VP who had been a leading but unsuccessful contender in the race to succeed former CEO Paul Otellini …
Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Patent-Infringement Trial Against Wi-Lan  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) won a patent-infringement trial in which Wi-Lan Inc. was seeking $248 million from the iPhone maker over an invention for wireless technology used in mobile devices.  —  Apple didn't infringe a patent for technology used …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung acquires 7.4 percent of Gorilla Glass maker Corning, signs long-term supply deal  —  In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
HP to enter 3D printer market in mid-2014 says CEO Meg Whitman  —  Faster, cheaper, kit on the way for service providers  —  Canalys Channels Forum HP CEO Meg Whitman has told the Canalys Channels Forum in Bangkok that the company will enter the 3D printer market in the middle of 2014.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
LG unveils the Fireweb, its first Firefox OS smartphone (video)  —  So far, Firefox OS has been limited to ultra-basic smartphones like the ZTE Open.  LG is expanding the platform's reach today by releasing its inaugural Mozilla-powered handset, the Fireweb.

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