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November 3, 2013, 8:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Henri Lamiraux, Apple's top iOS Engineering Vice President, leaves company after 23 years  —  Henri Lamiraux, Apple's top Vice President of Engineering for the iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system has left the company, according to a source and corroborated by his LinkedIn profile.
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Billion Dollar Valuation Club  —  Aileen Lee has a really good post up on TechCrunch, in which she analyzes the number of companies that have been started since 2003 that have gone on to be worth $1bn or more.  —  This is a very useful exercise in the VC business since it is these big wins …
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Aileen Lee / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups  —  Editor's note: Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software.  Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 …
Scott Shane / New York Times:
No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A.  —  The N.S.A.'s Evolution: The National Security Agency was founded in 1952, and its surveillance capabilities were limited by legislation in 1978.  But with the attacks of September 2001 came a new sense of urgency.
Caroline Copley / Reuters:
Swisscom builds ‘Swiss Cloud’ as spying storm rages  —  (Reuters) - Swisscom is building a “Swiss Cloud” that could loosen the grip of U.S. technology giants and attract foreign companies looking for a way to shield sensitive data from the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services.
Washington Post:
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs  —  In May 2010, two months after the Affordable Care Act squeaked through Congress, President Obama's top economic aides were getting worried.  Larry Summers, director of the White House's National Economic Council …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Mayer on the Talent Hunt for Tech Journalists (Even From AllThingsD!)  —  This weekend, a Yahoo recruiter tried to poach two of our fine AllThingsD reporters for what was described as a “new initiative within our Tech Vertical.”  —  According to the recruiter, who used LinkedIn for the outreach …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Bill Gates stands separate from peers with focus on disease over internet connectivity  —  An exclusive interview with Bill Gates  —  The internet is not going to save the world, says the Microsoft co-founder, whatever Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley's tech billionaires believe.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Plotting The Way To IPO, Twitter's Product Roadmap Has Become Too Data Driven  —  In its rush towards becoming a public company, Twitter is in danger of sacrificing focus on the altar of growth.  And it's doing it with decisions based heavily on data and testing, rather than with an overall vision.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix starts testing 4K videos, wants to launch Ultra HD next year  —  Netflix quietly added a handful of 4K HD videos to its catalog this week to prepare itself for a wider launch of ultra high-definition video content in the coming months.  So far, the titles added to the catalog …

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