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October 25, 2013, 1:55 PM

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James Ball / Guardian:
iFixit:
MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013 Teardown  —  We took apart the new 15" Retina MacBook Pro with the hopes that Apple made it more repair-friendly than the debut Mid 2012 model.  Unfortunately, things didn't really work out in our favor; in fact, they took a turn for the (slightly) worse.
iFixit:
MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Teardown  —  It's a teardown-o-rama!  We're on teardown Round 3 this week, and we just won't stop.  Our next contender: the newcomer MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display.  This year's edition is a lightweight, but we're sure it'll pack a punch.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It  —  The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10.  It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation but by a leaderless collection of volunteers …
New York Times:
Why the Government Never Gets Tech Right  —  MILLIONS of Americans negotiating America's health care system know all too well what the waiting room of a doctor's office looks like.  Now, thanks to HealthCare.gov, they know what a “virtual waiting room” looks like, too.
J. Glenn Künzler / MacTrast:
The Truth About ‘Free’ Mac App Store Software Upgrades in OS X Mavericks  —  There have been a number of reports lately revealing that OS X Mavericks seems to be allowing users to “upgrade illegal or trial version” Apple software obtained outside the Mac App Store.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
BlackBerry does ‘not approve of or condone’ the fishy BBM for Android reviews, denies any involvement  —  BlackBerry recently came under fire for a slew of suspicious reviews with five-star ratings on Google Play for its recently launched BBM for Android app.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Samsung announces $9.56 billion profit in latest record-breaking quarter  —  Samsung was predicting record revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2013, and as usual it didn't disappoint.  The company has announced 59.08 trillion won (approximately $55.59 billion) in revenue …
Reed Albergotti / Digits:
LinkedIn On Defensive About Security of ‘Intro’  —  LinkedIn on Thursday faced criticism from security experts and confusion from members over Intro, a new software product that embeds public LinkedIn profiles into emails received by iPhone users.  —  In response, the online professional network published …
Jenny Hollander / Bustle:
What Are Instagram's Rules For Photos?  Gun, Drug Sales Good; Bikini Line Bad  —  The White House has picked a bad week to partner up with Instagram.  The photo-sharing application, populated by more than 80 million users, is under fire for nixing a user's account after she posted a photograph …
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Source: Comcast Launching HBO Broadband Bundle Aimed at Netflix  —  An insider familiar with Comcast's promotional plans tells DSLreports that the company is preparing a new broadband and HBO streaming bundle aimed squarely at Netflix.  The new promotion will be called “Internet Plus,” …

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