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October 7, 2013, 8:05 PM

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Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
LG Display unveils curved handset display for November launch  —  (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc's (066570.KS) display unit said on Monday it will start mass production of curved smartphone displays as the South Korean phone maker plans to launch a smartphone with the new screens next month …
Matt Chaban / NY Daily News:
New York Attorney General subpoenas Airbnb for data on thousands of local hosts  —  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hits AirBnB with subpoena for user data  —  State is concerned about hotel occupancy taxes and possible evictions by greedy building owners.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Beats says its new Beats Music streaming service will launch ‘within the next few months’ in the US  —  Beats will launch its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music, “within the next few months” in the United States.  Luke Wood, president and COO of the company …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom  —  If you can't make the news better, make it bigger  —  Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe Minority Report style display …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
SEC Clears Apple's Tax Disclosures  —  Four months after opening its review of Apple's finances, the Securities and Exchange Commission has closed it, having found nothing untoward about the company's handling of its overseas cash and related tax policies.  —  In a September letter to Apple …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
FiLIP is an electronic leash for your kids' wrists and it's coming to AT&T  —  Electronic leashes for the 21st century kid?  You knew this sort of thing was inevitable.  FiLIP, a smartwatch and ‘locator’ for kids that takes helicopter parenting to an excessive level, is heading to AT&T's lineup as an exclusive.
Politico:
NSA surveillance review panel temporarily shut down after staff is furloughed  —  Surveillance panel shut down  —  A panel President Barack Obama set up in August to assess the government's use of surveillance technologies hit some turbulence related to the government shutdown last week …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Tweaks Its Welcome Screen to Better Explain Itself  —  Twitter's IPO is just around the corner — and it's already showing signs of change.  —  The company quietly updated the Twitter.com homepage over the weekend, changing the visual design and welcome text that people see when first encountering the service.
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Forfeits Salary, as Site Narrows Product Focus in Wake of Layoffs  —  Online retailer Fab continues to look to shed costs in the wake of massive layoffs that have eliminated 37 percent of its staff in the last two months.  —  Among the measures being taken: On Friday …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Following major breach in February, Evernote finally brings optional two-factor authentication to all accounts  —  Evernote today rolled out optional two-factor authentication for all user accounts.  You can turn on the feature yourself now by clicking on this link.

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