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October 24, 2013, 12:30 AM

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AllThingsD:
Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)  —  According to several sources, Pinterest has completed another enormous funding, this time nabbing $225 million with late-stage investor Fidelity Investments in the lead.
Martin Kleppmann / LinkedIn Engineering:
LinkedIn Intro: Doing the Impossible on iOS  —  We recently launched LinkedIn Intro — a new product that shows you LinkedIn profiles, right inside the native iPhone mail client.  That's right: we have extended Apple's built-in iOS Mail app, a feat that many people consider to be impossible.
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:
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Why would anyone buy an iPad 2 now?  —  For $399, Apple's iPad mini with Retina display is a far better choice  —  Yesterday, Apple announced two new iPads: the iPad Air, and the iPad mini with Retina display.  Both carry Apple's speedy new A7 processor, and both come with high-resolution screens.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft slashes Surface Pro's price by another $100: 64GB for $699, 128GB for $799, and 256GB for $999  —  Microsoft has slashed the price of its original Surface Pro by $100.  While the tablet has been largely dropped from the broader Surface product line, it's still available on the Microsoft Store …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Testing Huge Banner Ads For Branded Queries  —  Google has confirmed that they are testing incredibly large banner ads for specific branded queries.  —  @SynrgyHQ posted an image on Twitter showing for the query [southwest airlines a huge “sponsored” ad at the top of the search results.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Yesterday's presentation suggests Apple lacks vision for the iPad sans Jobs, Forstall  —  Whither Liberal Arts?  The Missing iPad Story  —  Steve Jobs closed the January, 2010 introduction of the iPad with this now famous slide:  —  Steve Jobs and the intersection of technology and the liberal arts
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Dadi Perlmutter to Leave Intel Early Next Year  —  The recent management shake-up at chip giant Intel has claimed its first high-profile casualty.  Dadi “David” Perlmutter, a well-respected executive VP who had been a leading but unsuccessful contender in the race to succeed former CEO Paul Otellini …
Globe and Mail:
Former Apple CEO Sculley mulls BlackBerry bid  —  John Sculley, the former Apple Inc. CEO who famously clashed with Steve Jobs, is exploring a bid for beleaguered BlackBerry Ltd. with Canadian partners, sources have told The Globe and Mail.  —  Mr. Sculley said he could not comment on the matter …
More: Reuters and Ubergizmo
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Amazon's set-top box runs into further delays  —  Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the Apple TV and Roku.  However, The Verge has learned that the company recently made the decision to delay the device, possibly beyond the holiday season.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Said to Be Seeking to Sell Mobile Patents  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) is seeking buyers for some of its mobile-computing patents, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, as Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman tries to bolster the company's financial position.
More: Reuters
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.
Spiegel Online:
Merkel Calls Obama Over Suspicions US Tapped Her Mobile Phone  —  Did the United States tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone?  According to SPIEGEL information, Berlin is taking seriously indications that this might have happened.  Merkel spoke with President Barack Obama on Wednesday about her concerns.

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