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November 11, 2013, 9:30 PM

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Larry Rulison / Times Union:
GlobalFoundries to make Apple chips in New York fab  —  Hello Malta.  —  GlobalFoundries is preparing to make chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad at its Fab 8 complex in Malta, according to a source close to the company.  —  Samsung Electronics, which currently makes the logic microprocessors used …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won  —  ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US  —  Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting …
Kyle VanHemert / Wired:
Look Inside Apple's Spaceship Headquarters With 24 All-New Pics  —  Office life will spill into a verdant landscape on both the inside and outside of the ring.  Image: City of Cupertino  —  The project was helmed by the firm of star architect Norman Foster.  Image: City of Cupertino
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Fab Operating Chief Said to Be Leaving Company Amid Shakeup  —  Fab Inc. Chief Operating Officer Beth Ferreira is leaving the company, adding to a surge in executive turnover at the online retailer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  —  Ferreira, a former Etsy Inc. executive …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Begin Sunday Deliveries, With Post Office's Help  —  Experiment Is Web Retailer's Latest Speed Initiative … Amazon.com Inc. will begin delivering packages on Sundays in the nation's two largest cities later this month with an unlikely partner—the United States Postal Service.
Benedict Evans:
Facebook's acquisition of Instagram is looking strategically irrelevant  —  Instagram and Youtube  —  Instagram is looking like a great acquisition.  It had 30m users when Facebook bought it in April 2012, and has now passed 150m, just 18m later.  —  (The change in colour signifies the acquisition.)
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
The Risky Groupon Initiative That Beat Back LivingSocial Perhaps Once and for All  —  Since Groupon's earliest days, there was always one constant: It would almost never take less than 30 percent of the proceeds from the daily deals it sold on behalf of its small-business clients.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix + YouTube = Half Your Broadband Diet  —  There are lots of people who want to stream Web video to your house.  But odds are that if you're watching a Web video during prime-time hours, it's coming from one of two places: Netflix or YouTube.  —  So said Sandvine, the broadband service company.
Om Malik / Gigaom:
How much Kno sold for & why it failed  —  On Friday, November 8, 2013, Kno, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based e-learning startup was acquired by Intel, and the event got the usual news treatment.  Friday is usually a day when you announce news for two reasons — you want the media to obsessively cover …
Tweets: @audreywatters
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Facebook joins GSMA, promises to be an ‘active’ member of wireless trade group  —  Social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) joined the GSMA, signaling its intentions to become more deeply enmeshed in not only mobile devices but the standards and policy issues facing wireless carriers and vendors.
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom to offer firms ‘clean pipe’ against hackers  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom said it would launch a secure internet service next year for smaller companies that find it hard to pay for defenses against sophisticated forms of cyber crime.  —  The firm presented the plan …

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