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November 6, 2013, 7:30 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Everpix is shutting down after acquisition offers from Path and others fall through. Here's how it died.  —  Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business  —  Everpix was great.  This is how it died.  —  One day last month, the seven employees …
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft narrows CEO shortlist; Mulally, Elop make the cut  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford Motor Co chief Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple details how it handles customer data, discloses government information request stats  —  In light of the recent reporting in regards to the NSA and governments across the world and their connection to the data that technology companies hold on their customers, Apple has published …
David Kravets / Wired:
AOL Smacks Startup for Using CrunchBase Content It Gave Away  —  Can you release content under a free Creative Commons license, then change your mind and take that material back?  —  That's the question posed in a simmering battle between media giant AOL and a three-person startup called Pro Populi …
Globe and Mail:
Lenovo pursued BlackBerry bid, but Ottawa rejected idea  —  OTTAWA and TORONTO — The Globe and Mail  —  Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd., but the Canadian government told the smartphone company it would not accept …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Google wants to build maps that customize themselves based on what they know about you  —  Two of the senior designers working on Google Maps told the Roadmap 2013 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that maps are just a “canvas for the stuff we know about the world,” …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IPad Air Has Spendier Display, Costs Less to Make Than Earlier Models  —  There's a new iPad in town, and that means that folks at the research firm IHS are once again doing what they do best: Taking it apart for a look inside.  —  In the latest of its teardown analysis reports obtained by AllThingsD …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Streamnation lets you lend movies and TV shows to friends directly from the cloud  —  The handiwork of Deezer co-founder Jonathan Benassaya, Streamnation launched to the world back in July this year, offering a platform for users to stream and share videos and photos directly from the cloud.
Douglas MacMillan / Digits:
Betable, a real-money gambling platform for game developers, raises $18.5 million  —  Betable Banks Funding to Push Online Betting Tools  —  Venture capitalists are betting on a bright future for online gambling.  —  Betable, a London-based startup providing real-money gambling tools to game developers …
More: AllThingsD and VentureBeatTweets: @stefanobernardi
Paul Ducklin / Naked Security:
Anatomy of a password disaster - Adobe's giant-sized cryptographic blunder  —  One month ago today, we wrote about Adobe's giant data breach.  —  As far as anyone knew, including Adobe, it affected about 3,000,000 customer records, which made it sound pretty bad right from the start.
More: BBC

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