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October 23, 2013, 5:55 PM

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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
LinkedIn announces Intro, a new service that brings LinkedIn profiles into the iOS Mail app  —  LinkedIn's made mobile a major focus over the last year, and today the company is announcing a number of new mobile initiatives.  At an event in San Francisco, CEO Jeff Weiner and the rest …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Hits 38% Of Unique Visits From Mobile, Up From 8% In Q1 2011  —  LinkedIn is making the shift to mobile.  It now sees 38 percent of unique visits from mobile, which is up from 8 percent in the first quarter of 2011, and users who access via mobile are 2.5x as active as desktop-only users.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Microsoft Bashes Apple's iWork Software, New iPads  —  Microsoft's corporate vice president of communications, Frank Shaw, today took to the Official Microsoft Blog to denounce both Apple's revamped iWork software and the company's well-received decision to distribute it as a free upgrade for existing users.
Greg Koenig / Atomic Delights:
How Apple Makes the Mac Pro  —  As a product designer, one of my favorite parts about any new Apple product launch is the inevitable “How it's made” video.  The Mac Pro video did not disappoint.  —  What makes Apple fascinating is not that they are using some wiz-bang alien technologies to make things …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG's curved-screen G Flex smartphone revealed in photos and video  —  We've seen rendered images of LG's G Flex and its curved OLED display, but the device itself has proven elusive — until now.  Argentinian broadcaster Telefe Noticias managed to obtain the phone for an in-studio hands-on video …
Michelle Leder / footnoted*:
Twitter quietly doubles board compensation  —  On a day when much of the tech world was focused on Apple's big Ipad announcement, complete with live-blogging updates like this one from our friends at GigaOm, Twitter quietly filed its latest revised S-1.  The 512-page document was filed …
ICANN:
Internet Domain Name Expansion Now Underway  —  Los Angeles, California... The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that the first new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) from its New gTLD Program were delegated.  This means they were introduced …
iFixit:
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Teardown  —  Today, Microsoft adds a new surface to their tablet line.  No, not a third dimension—leave those 3D glasses at the theater.  Instead, let your friends at iFixit break out the X-ray specs and show you what's inside the new Surface Pro 2.
AllThingsD:
Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation  —  According to several sources, Pinterest has completed another enormous funding, this time nabbing $225 million with late-stage investor Fidelity Investments in the lead.  —  The new infusion of cash …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
LG unveils the Fireweb, its first Firefox OS smartphone (video)  —  So far, Firefox OS has been limited to ultra-basic smartphones like the ZTE Open.  LG is expanding the platform's reach today by releasing its inaugural Mozilla-powered handset, the Fireweb.
Dale Peterson / Digital Bond's SCADA Security Portal:
Call Yourself A Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights  —  The US District Court for the State of Idaho ruled that an ICS product developer's computer could be seized without him being notified or even heard from in court primarily because he states on his web site “we like hacking things and don't want to stop”.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung acquires 7.4 percent of Gorilla Glass maker Corning, signs long-term supply deal  —  In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung.
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Intuit brings on ‘big data’ big guns with Level Up Analytics acquisition (exclusive)  —  Level Up Analytics founders Jonathan Goldman, Lucian Vlad Lita, Anu Tewary  —  Dec. 4 - 5, 2013  —  Intuit just acquired Level Up Analytics, a consulting firm run by data scientists …
More: TechCrunch and ZDNetTweets: @toddfastThanks:@chrissyfarr
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
Oracle buys sales order automation specialist BigMachines  —  Oracle is hoping to differentiate its CRM (customer relationship management) software from the competition with the acquisition of BigMachines, whose cloud-based system helps salespeople quickly put together and price complex orders.
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Exclusive: HTC scales back production lines as cash flow worsens-sources  —  (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, accounting for at least a fifth of total capacity, and is outsourcing production as a sales slump puts pressure …

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