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November 13, 2014, 8:10 AM

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Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Nexus 6 review: the best performing Android phone on the market but suffers from poor display calibration and relatively short battery life  —  The Nexus 6 Review  —  When consumers think of Google's Nexus devices, they think about the promise of receiving the latest updates for Android essentially as soon as they release.
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Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Apple's A8X features powerful semi-custom 8-core GPU  —  Apple A8X's GPU - GXA6850, Even Better Than I Thought  —  Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustrating.  Apple's SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge …
Jack Dickey / TIME:
Taylor Swift's label says she earned less than $500K for domestic streaming the past 12 months; Spotify claims it paid her $2M for global streaming  —  Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery  —  Spotify and Swift's record label provide new figures to defend themselves in the battle over profits from the streaming music service
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter emphasizes company strategy during its first analysts day; shares close at $42.54, up 7.5%  —  Twitter Sharpens Its Strategy to Win Over Investors  —  Twitter executives laid out a strong case for their long-term strategy on Wednesday, taking the stage at the company's first analyst …
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Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
91% of US adults say consumers have lost control over how their personal info is collected and used by companies  —  Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era  —  Summary of Findings  —  Privacy evokes a constellation of concepts for Americans …
Cameron Ewing / Facebook:
Facebook launches Say Thanks, a tool for creating personalized video cards for your friends  —  Introducing Say Thanks  —  Millions of people use Facebook every day to connect with the people and things that matter to them most.  Your friends are at the core of your Facebook experience …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube announces YouTube Music Key subscription service; free invite-only beta starts Monday, will cost $7.99/month after 6 months  —  YouTube announces plans for a subscription music service  —  Ad-free music and music videos starting at $7.99 a month  —  After spending months on revisions …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Sony launches PlayStation Vue web-based TV service with all major broadcast and some cable networks, testing in NYC with broad rollout in Q1 2015  —  Sony to Introduce Web-Based TV Service  —  Sony is pressing play on a new web-based television service that represents an attempt to transform …
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
DJI introduces the Inspire 1 drone, shoots 4K video and 12MP photos; $2,900, preorder now, ships end of November  —  DJI Inspire 1 takes flight with a 4K camera  —  There are quadcopters with cameras out there that could be considered nothing more than toys.  The DJI Inspire 1 is no toy.

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