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October 25, 2013, 3:20 PM

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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.
Reuters:
Germany wants a German Internet as spying scandal rankles  —  (Reuters) - As a diplomatic row rages between the United States and Europe over spying accusations, state-backed Deutsche Telekom wants German communications companies to cooperate to shield local internet traffic from foreign intelligence services.
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 …
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.
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.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Lots Of Hollywood Interest In Making Bilton's Twitter Book A Movie  —  Interest is swirling at Sony and several other major Hollywood studios swirling around Nick Bilton's book “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal”, TechCrunch has learned.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
AllThingsD:
Snapchat Is Mulling Another Huge Round at a $3.5 Billion Valuation  —  Only a few months after closing a Series B round of $60 million that valued the ephemeral messaging company at $800 million, Snapchat has been in talks for another funding that values it at up to $3.6 billion, according to sources close to the situation.
More: GawkerTweets: @mdudas, @benparr and @evelynrusli
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.
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 …
More: NOISEY
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
FBI Says It's Seized $28.5 Million In Bitcoins From Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Owner Of Silk Road  —  The Silk Road made a small fortune during its two and a half years as the web's biggest anonymous black market for illegal drugs.  As of Friday, at least one $28.5 million chunk of that fortune now belongs to the FBI.
More: The VergeTweets: @a_greenberg
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 …
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,” …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter's IPO Roadshow Video Unites Dorsey, Stone And Williams, Emphasizes News And Media Uses  —  Twitter has posted media related to its upcoming IPO Roadshow, scheduled to begin next week.  The video accompanying the posting unites Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey …
More: Digits and AllThingsDTweets: @panzer

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