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November 5, 2013, 5:00 PM

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IPad Air Has Spendier Display, Costs Less to Make Than Earlier Models  —  There's a new iPad in town, and that means that folks at the research firm IHS are once again doing what they do best: Taking it apart for a look inside.  —  In the latest of its teardown analysis reports obtained by AllThingsD …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Everpix is shutting down after acquisition offers from Path and others fall through. Here's how it died.  —  Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business  —  Everpix was great.  This is how it died.  —  One day last month, the seven employees …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple details how it handles customer data, discloses government information request stats  —  In light of the recent reporting in regards to the NSA and governments across the world and their connection to the data that technology companies hold on their customers, Apple has published …
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Responding to MacKenzie Bezos's One-Star Slapdown  —  One of the gratifying and terrifying things about writing a book in 2013 is that anyone can immediately publish their review of it.  Yesterday, a reader of my book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, did just that.
iFixit:
Nexus 5 Teardown  —  KitKats, snapdragons, unlocked?  Google is making us feel like we've got the golden ticket, as we head into Willy Wonka's—er, the Nexus 5.  Will Google's latest smartphone be a sweet treat?  Or will we be having nightmares of green-haired Oompa Loompas mocking us in rhyme?
Globe and Mail:
Lenovo pursued BlackBerry bid, but Ottawa rejected idea  —  OTTAWA and TORONTO — The Globe and Mail  —  Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd., but the Canadian government told the smartphone company it would not accept …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Introduced at iPhone 5s event, M7-integrated Nike+ Move fitness app launches  —  Introduced by Apple at the September 10 iPhone 5s event, Nike has launched its Nike+ Move application for the iPhone 5s.  The app was originally scheduled to arrive on November 6th alongside the new FuelBand SE hardware …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Justin Bieber invests $1.1m in teen-focused social network “Shots Of Me”, launching this week  —  Exclusive: Justin Bieber invests in new social network  —  Justin Bieber backs new teen-focused platform from founders of RockLive games.  —  FORTUNE — A new teen-focused social …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Target Offering $200 Gift Card for iPad Trade-in, Including First Generation  —  From November 3 to November 9, Target is running an in-store promotion for its trade-in program that provides customers with a gift card worth at least $200 for any iPad, including low value first-generation models. iPads …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
AWS launches GPU instances, mobile app developer tools  —  Summary: Amazon Web Services and Nvidia are launching cloud services designed to move GPUs beyond high performance computing to SaaS companies.  —  Amazon Web Services on Tuesday launched a new type of instance using Nvidia Grid …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Google Search iOS app gets massive update w/ ‘OK Google’ handsfree voice search, notifications, reminders, much more  —  The Google Search iOS app has received a huge update today that brings a number of new features including the ability to activate voice search handsfree.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sync, BitTorrent's Server-Less Dropbox Competitor, Hits 1M Active Users, Now Available As An API  —  Sync, a file synchronization service from P2P platform BitTorrent that works as a kind of server-less Dropbox, has picked up some good traction since launching earlier this year …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Helpouts, Paid Video Chats With Experts To Address Whatever Is Bothering You Right Now  —  Helpouts, Google's fusion of Google+ Hangouts, Google Wallet, and its identity tools is now live.  A ‘Helpout’ is a Hangout-like video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend …
Chico Harlan / Washington Post:
South Korea is stuck with Internet Explorer for online shopping because of security law  —  Jean Chung/Bloomberg - Video-game enthusiasts play games at Lion Internet Cafe in Seoul, South Korea.  Despite its tech savvy, South Korea depends on Internet Explorer, a browser that has lost market share elsewhere.
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Acer CEO resigns as company posts record loss  —  Just 24 hours after one tech heavyweight lost its CEO, another has been forced to bow out of the game.  After his company posted a huge loss and wrote off a chunk of value from sub-brands Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer CEO and Chairman JT Wang has decided to resign.

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Microsoft:
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Internet Association:
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