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October 16, 2013, 9:50 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple is said to be cutting iPhone 5C orders, raising concerns on demand, pricing  —  Apple Inc. has notified its two assemblers for the low-cost iPhone 5C that it is reducing orders of the smartphone for the fourth quarter, people familiar with the situation said, raising concerns about weaker …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Square Cash lets anyone with a debit card send money instantly over email  —  What if sending money was as simple as sending an email?  —  That's the premise of Square Cash, launching today for all debit card users in the US, using any email service.  To use Square Cash …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Twitter headed to New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘TWTR’  —  Summary: The move to the NYSE is quite the contrast to Facebook's tumultuous public launch on the Nasdaq.  —  Twitter has filled in another blank as it goes through the legal process to become a publicly traded company.
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked?  Here's What It Takes  —  Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice.  Both times, she wore sunglasses to prevent viewers from getting a full picture of what she looks like.
More: GigaOMThanks:@_trendspotter
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Many of the most-pirated movies aren't available for legitimate online purchase  —  Why does movie piracy persist after years of efforts to stamp it out?  A new website called PiracyData.org suggests a simple explanation: people pirate movies because they don't have the option of paying for a legitimate copy online.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Dave Morin Laid Off 20 Percent of Path Employees Today  —  Dave Morin's social networking app Path laid off 13 employees today, which represents 20 percent of the company's staff.  A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs, saying, “We're working to realign the company to support continued innovation and Path 4.0.”
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Aviate: an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android  —  What if Google Now was made of the icons on your home screen?  —  “We want to connect people to personalized information at the moment it's useful,” reads the mission statement of Aviate, a replacement launcher for Android available today in private beta.
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Why It's So Difficult to Climb Amazon's Corporate Ladder  —  Inside the Internet juggernaut Amazon.com (AMZN), there's near constant pressure to perform.  In dozens of interviews ranging over two years for my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @pkedrosky
Patrick May / Mercury News:
Cupertino council clears huge Apple ‘spaceship’ campus for liftoff  —  CUPERTINO — Apple's (AAPL) proposed new spaceship-shaped headquarters got a super-charged blast-off Tuesday night when the Cupertino City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2.8-million-square-foot behemoth beside Interstate 280 …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
HP Chromebook 11 Review  —  We're in the midst of a netbook renaissance.  Armed with lighter weight OSes, faster hardware and a better appreciation for what matters in a consumer device, OEMs are giving the concept another try.  —  Just like before, we'll see solutions based on Windows as well as open source OS alternatives.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: Greenwald exits Guardian for new Omidyar media venture  —  (Reuters) - Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code  —  General Assembly launched today a new service designed to help get more people to take advantage of its Web Development courses.  Called Dash, users will be able to take courses in HTML, cascading stylesheets, and Javascript right in their browser.
More: The Verge and GigaOM
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google Fiber now explicitly permits home servers  —  Google Fiber's terms of service caused some controversy in July when Google found itself defending the legality of a ban on servers.  After a complaint, Google told the Federal Communications Commission that its clause stating that …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple seeks to broaden U.S. import ban against Samsung through Federal Circuit appeal  —  The import ban Apple won in August against Samsung's Android-based devices infringing certain patents has just entered into force, and meanwhile Apple is trying to broaden its victory.
iFixit:
Kindle Fire HDX 7" Teardown  —  Take a look, it's in a book—an eBook that is—the Teardown Rainbow!  We're moving on over to the next tablet in Amazon's new Kindle line-up; get ready for some mad knowledge.  Hankering for more tasty tidbits?  Find some bite-sized trivia on our Twitter …
Melissa Grey / Engadget:
3D printing gets metal with European Space Agency's AMAZE project  —  If you're invested in the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum was the place to be today, as the European Space Agency and its partners hosted a consortium to celebrate the launch of the AMAZE project.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
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