November 5, 2013, 2:30 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  —  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 of Everpix gathered …
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.
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?
The Independent:
Revealed: Britain's ‘secret listening post in the heart of Berlin’  —  Claims that GCHQ has maintained spying operations even after US pulled out  —  Concerns were raised tonight that Britain operates a top-secret listening post from its Berlin embassy to eavesdrop on the seat of German power.
More: Softpedia NewsTweets: @nigelpmorris
Cyprus: the home of British/American Internet surveillance in the Middle East  —  British and US Internet surveillance in the Middle East and surrounding regions occurs from a secret base on the island of Cyprus, as l'Espresso, the German daily “Sueddeutsche Zeitung”, the Greek daily “Ta Nea” and the Greek channel “AlphaTV” can reveal.
More: The VergeTweets: @csoghoian and @csoghoian
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
T-Mobile US: 1M net customers, 5.6M smartphone sales  —  Summary: The fourth largest U.S. cell network posted positive results for the second consecutive quarter, thanks to strong net customer additions and smartphone sales.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  For the second consecutive quarter as a public company …
Michael Berkens /
Demand Media's Domain Services Spinoff Is & Names Taryn Naidu As CEO  —  Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD), that it has selected the name Rightside Group, Ltd. ("Rightside") for the spun off domain services business.  —  The company is going with the domain name
Wall Street Journal:
China Buys Its Way Into Silicon Valley  —  Tencent's Push for Stake in Snapchat Is Latest Effort to Gain Foothold in U.S.  —  China's homegrown Internet giants are buying their way into Silicon Valley.  —  The Chinese firms, which have little consumer business outside their home market …
More: Roy Murdock and ValleywagTweets: @jasonzweigwsj

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