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November 1, 2014, 9:35 PM

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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Tinder is seeing users on average opening app 11x a day, quickly approaching 50M active users  —  Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth  — As I sat in the lobby of a drab office building here, waiting to be led up to the penthouse loft of Tinder, the fast-growing dating app …
Susan Crawford / Backchannel:
Study: how ISPs squeeze Netflix traffic and create network jams that affect all their users  —  Jammed  —  The proof is in: Detailed report shows how U.S. Internet access monopolies punish rivals and catch innocent bystanders in the crossfire—legally.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Larry Page interview: Silicon Valley has become short-sighted; too few investors are chasing breakthrough technologies  —  FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page  —  Even the search engine's original mission is not big enough for what he now has in mind
Michael Hsu / Wall Street Journal:
HP unveils MB Chronowing smartwatch with buttons instead of a touchscreen, and an estimated 7-day battery life, on sale Nov. 7 starting at $349  —  Michael Bastian Creates a Smartwatch That Looks Like a Watch  —  High-tech meets high-style in the MB Chronowing from Michael Bastian and Hewlett-Packard.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Amazon's diversity report reveals 63% of employees and 75% of managers are men, but doesn't break out numbers for technical roles  —  Late to the party, Amazon finally publishes its diversity numbers  —  Amazon's employee demographics numbers are more diverse than most of their tech counterparts.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Come Out, Come Out: The Tim Cook Moment Is Here  —  Looking back, I guess we in the media might have asked Apple CEO Tim Cook if he were gay.  —  Me especially, since I am gay.  And, like many, I had heard all the assumptions about the self-effacing exec's sexual orientation, even though he and I had never once discussed the issue.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google's Copresence Looks Like A Contactless, Cross-Platform Version Of Android Beam  —  Several months ago, we discussed something called Nearby, a project that - at the time - seemed to be Google's effort to let “people, places, and things” know when a user is, well, nearby.

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