November 3, 2013, 9:30 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: 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 …
T-Mobile's Wacky Plan to Trash the Wireless Business Model  —  John Legere smiled, the kind of smile reserved for a man who knows he has already won and is just waiting to announce it.  Legere, chief executive officer of T-Mobile US (TMUS), the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the country …
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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.
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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