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October 25, 2013, 11:45 AM

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James Ball / Guardian:
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.
More: Macworld
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.
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 …
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 …
More: NOISEY
Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily:
Uh oh, Los Angeles School District's $30 million iPad program falls flat  —  Last week, I wrote about how one-to-one tablet programs in Missouri and Texas K-12 schools had hit some road bumps.  In North Carolina when 73,000 Amplify tablets arrived — from Robert Murdoch's edtech company …
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.
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.
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 …
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,” …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Tweetbot 3 for iPhone arrives as $2.99 paid upgrade with complete redesign for iOS 7  —  Tapbots has released version 3 of its Tweetbot for iPhone Twitter client with a complete overhaul of the app for iOS.  Upgrading to the new app costs $2.99 for a limited time, but it will eventually jump up to $4.99.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Crushes FQ1 Expectations With Revenue of $18.5B, EPS Of $0.62, $400M In Surface Top Line  —  Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter results today, with revenue of $18.53 billion and earnings per share of $0.62.  Analysts had expected the first quarter of Microsoft's fiscal 2014 …

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