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November 3, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Nexus 9 review: great Lollipop tablet, powerful CPU, display and speakers could be better  —  Google Nexus 9 review: The first taste of Lollipop is a sweet one  —  It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for.
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Nexus 9 And Nexus Player Now Available For Purchase From Google Play, Nexus 9 From Best Buy  —  You could have pre-ordered a Nexus 9 or a Nexus Player two weeks ago, and I have no doubt that many of you did.  But for everyone taking the wait-and-see approach, the two devices are both now available for purchase from the Play Store.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Android 5 Lollipop preview: intuitive notifications, better performance and battery life, developer tools strongly improve Android experience  —  Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google's biggest mobile update in years  —  There's something magical about the idea that, in the space of a few minutes …
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Ian Leader / Gmail Blog:
Google updates Calendar for Android 4.1+ devices with auto event creation from emails, Schedule View with photos and maps  —  A new day for Google Calendar  —  Today we're introducing a brand new Google Calendar app.  It's designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it.
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Christian Bale withdraws from role as Steve Jobs in upcoming Aaron Sorkin film  —  Christian Bale Exits Steve Jobs Movie (Exclusive)  —  Sources say the actor came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw  —  Christian Bale will not be Steve Jobs after all.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Next Wave of Apple Pay Bank Launches Begins With Navy Federal, USAA, US Bank, PNC  —  Apple's October 20 debut for Apple Pay included support from many of the biggest banks in the United States, including Chase, Citi, Capital One, and Bank of America, but the company has said it has over 500 …
Guardian:
Taylor Swift removes her back catalogue from Spotify, leaves it for now on Rdio, Beats Music  —  Taylor Swift v Spotify: back catalogue removed from streaming services  —  Taylor Swift withheld her new album 1989 from music streaming services, and has now removed all her albums from Spotify
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
How boy band fan communities on Twitter helped turn an ordinary Target cashier into a viral sensation  —  How ‘Alex from Target’ became an unwitting Internet superstar  —  In light of 60-plus serious news articles, a million tweets, and at least one piece of uncomfortable fan fiction …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Partners With Southwest To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Via Beats Music  —  Apple continues to roll out its Beats Music streaming service to new venues, despite the fact that there have been rumors of its imminent demise.  Today, Beats Music announced a partnership with Southwest Airlines …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Sprint Down 4%: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Miss; Net Postpaid Losses 272K; To Cut 2,000 Workers  —  Sprint (S) this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that missed analysts' estimates, sending its shares at first sharply lower before they recouped some losses in the late session.

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