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October 30, 2013, 7:40 PM

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Washington Post:
NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say  —  The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2013.  —  “For nearly ten years, Facebook has been on a mission to connect the world,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
John Poole / Primate Labs Blog:
iPad Air Geekbench: Over 80% faster than iPad 4, A7 processor 100MHz faster than iPhone 5s  —  iPad Air Benchmarks  —  Geekbench 3 results for the new iPad Air are starting to appear on the Geekbench Browser.  I've charted the results for all iOS 7 capable iPads below.
Matt McGee / Glass Almanac:
California Woman Gets the First Ticket for Driving with Google Glass  —  This is history: the first known case of a Glass Explorer getting a ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass.  —  Cecilia Abadie told her story on Google+ late Tuesday night, and shared this image of the citation …
Steve Rosenbush / The CIO Report:
Facebook Tests Software to Track Your Cursor on Screen  —  Risk-based authentication solutions can help thwart cyber intruders' attempts to access enterprise systems.  By learning users' expected log-in patterns, and by setting appropriate risk thresholds for various systems …
AllThingsD:
Intel May Turn Over Its Web TV Project to Verizon  —  Intel's efforts to break into the TV business may be coming to a close.  —  Sources say the chipmaker is close to a deal to hand over control of Intel Media, the unit that has been trying to build a Web-based subscription TV service …
Joanna Stern / ABC News:
Ashton Kutcher Ditches His iPhone, iPad in New Role as Lenovo Product Engineer … Alicia Keys has been the creative director of BlackBerry.  Shakira was named T-Mobile collaborator last month.  And now the latest celebrity tech hire?  Ashton Kutcher is now a product engineer at Lenovo.
BBC:
Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops ‘smell of cat urine’  —  A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks “smell of cat urine”.  —  Dell engineers have ruled out biological contamination, and said the smell was not a health hazard.
Reuters:
Twitter hit with $124 million lawsuit over private stock sale  —  (Reuters) - Twitter Inc was sued for $124 million on Wednesday by two companies that said the social media darling defrauded it into pushing forward with a doomed private sale of its shares to stoke investor interest for its initial public offering.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Is Marissa Mayer's Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?  —  A little over a year ago, only a few months into her tenure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent out an internal “goals” memo to employees that outlined a new system of evaluating the efficacy of its staff.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Neustar Buys Aggregate Knowledge, One of Facebook's Ad Tech Favorites, for $119 Million Cash  —  Neustar, which makes most of its money managing databases for phone companies, is buying Aggregate Knowledge, an analytics company best known recently for its work with Facebook.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint swings to profit of $383M, but loses a net 313,000 customers  —  Sprint swung to a third-quarter profit its first period under new ownership.  —  The company, which reports for the first time after the completion of the SoftBank takeover and Clearwire acquisition …

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Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
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Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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