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October 29, 2013, 11:00 AM

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The Official Motorola Blog:
Motorola's Project Ara: A free, open hardware platform for creating modular smartphones  —  Goodbye Sticky.  Hello Ara.  —  Over the last six months, our MAKEwithMOTO team took Sticky, a truck wrapped entirely in velcro and filled with rooted, hackable Motorola smartphones …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones  —  Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to “do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software.”  The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Google in talks to begin mass production of smartwatch, device integrated with Google Now  —  Google Nears Smartwatch Launch  —  Company In Talks With Asian Suppliers for Mass Production  —  TAIPEI—Google Inc.'s smartwatch is in late-stage development and the company is in talks …
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  iPhone Sales Grow 26% to Establish New September Quarter Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia sales hit record 8.8 million in Q3, North America doubles  —  Nokia has once again managed to improve its Lumia sales figures worldwide.  The latest Q3 earnings show another quarterly improvement, up to 8.8 million in the latest quarter.  That's an increase on the record high …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Google Channels Pixar to Change Storytelling as We Know It  —  An early concept drawing for Windy Day by Japanese illustrator Tadahiro Uesugi, the Annie Award-winning production designer of Coraline.  —  A painted version of the Tadahiro sketch.  —  A character sketch from animation director …
David Gelles / DealBook:
Nextdoor raises $60 million from Kleiner Perkins, Tiger Global  —  Nextdoor, a Start-Up, Raises $60 Million  —  Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors, is moving into elite territory.  —  The San Francisco start-up on Tuesday announced a $60 million investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Samsung shipped more phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined  —  Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 helped it win 29 percent of the mobile phone market.  —  (Credit: CNET)  —  Samsung shipped a record 120.1 million phone phones last quarter, beating Nokia, Apple, and LG combined, Strategy Analytics said on Tuesday.
Reuters:
Brazil to insist on local Internet data storage after U.S. spying  —  (Reuters) - Brazil, seeking to shield its citizens from alleged U.S. spying, is pushing ahead with its plan to force global Internet companies to store data obtained from Brazilian users inside the country, according to a draft of the law seen by Reuters.
Wall Street Journal:
Aereo faces challenge reducing cost of power for subscriber antennas  —  Electricity Use Impedes Aereo's March  —  Streaming-Video Service Has Other Challenges Besides Broadcasters' Lawsuits  —  Shalini Ramachandran  —  AMOL SHARMA … Aereo Inc.'s upstart TV streaming service …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google Glass 2 is coming, finally compatible with prescription glasses  —  The first version of Google Glass, with an internal-only glasses mod.  —  A new version of Google Glass is coming.  Google announced today that current owners of Google Glass, called “Glass Explorers,” will be eligible to …
BBC:
‘Li-fi’ via LED light bulb data speed breakthrough  —  UK researchers say they have achieved data transmission speeds of 10Gbit/s via “li-fi” - wireless internet connectivity using light.  —  The researchers used a micro-LED light bulb to transmit 3.5Gbit/s via each of the three primary colours …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPad Air Supplies Expected to Be Plentiful at Launch With In-Store Pickup Available  —  When Apple launches orders for the iPad Air on Friday, November 1, the company will reportedly accept requests for Personal Pickup, according to a source who notified MacRumors about Apple's plans.

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