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November 7, 2013, 6:45 PM

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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Twitter's stock closes at $44.90 a share, up 73 percent on its first day  —  A more conservative approach than Facebook leads to a big first day of gains  —  Twitter held its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, opening its stock up for purchase to any interested investor …
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:
In Twitter IPO, Wall Street reserved best info for top clients  —  Twitter's investment bankers are telling their clients one thing while Main Street hears a different story.  —  FORTUNE — Once again, Wall Street is telling its top paying clients one thing, and the rest of us are getting a different story.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Twitter leaves more than $1 billion on the table  —  Twitter made a ton of money from its IPO, but its bankers got the better deal.  —  FORTUNE — Twitter began trading this morning at $45.10 per share, after pricing its IPO last night at $26 per share.  Or, put another way, Twitter (TWTR) left more than $1.3 billion on the table.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
C.I.A. Is Said to Pay AT&T for Call Data  —  WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company's vast database of phone records, which includes Americans' international calls, according to government officials.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores to soon offer iPhone 5s & 5c screen replacements, other repairs  —  Apple is gearing up to soon begin hardware repairs for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in its chain of retail stores, according to sources with knowledge of the upcoming initiative.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Internet Explorer 11 comes to Windows 7 in its final form, brings speed improvements  —  Internet Explorer has already been available on Windows 7 as an optional Release Preview, but now it's making its way to the aging OS in a more complete form.  Starting today, you can download the final build …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Marvel creating four superhero shows exclusively for Netflix, premiering in 2015  —  Marvel is creating four live-action superhero series that will air exclusively on Netflix beginning in 2015.  The first of the TV series will focus on Daredevil, while the following series will star Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases fix for OS X Mavericks Gmail bugs to customers  —  Apple has released a Mail Update for Mavericks that is designed to resolve many of the bugs that users of the OS X Mavericks Mail application have experienced since launch. … The update was released to Apple employees last week …
Cade Metz / Wired:
See What's Inside the PlayStation 4 With These Exclusive Photos  —  Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori looks over a PlayStation 4 — after taking it apart, piece by piece.  —  The PlayStation 4 — in one piece — and its controller, the DualShock 4.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon Q3 Misses On Sales Of $595.1M; Announces Acquisition Of Ticket Monster For $260M To Boost Mobile Business In Asia  —  Fresh from celebrating its fifth anniversary last week, Groupon today reported its Q3 earnings: it's a mixed picture but shows that Groupon continues to make good on its commitment …
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google starts testing ART, a potential replacement for Dalvik in Android  —  After a 2010 spat over how Java works in Android with Oracle, Google is moving on to a new way for apps run on mobile devices.  Dubbed ART, the new runtime environment is available as a preview option in Android 4.4.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Internet Archive Seeking Donations To Rebuild Its Fire-Damaged Scanning Center  —  The non-profit Internet Archive suffered a major setback this morning when a fire broke out at its San Francisco office, causing an estimated $600,000 in damages.  Fortunately there were no injuries and no data was lost …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Cable Vets Tout New Anti-Piracy Chip (Exclusive)  —  Beyond Broadband Technology, founded by four industry insiders, has a patent for a password-free system without the need for third party validation and without paying royalties to big companies.  —  Beyond Broadband Technology …
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Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
Facebook opening a small engineering office in Boston area  —  Finally, Facebook comes to Boston  —  Facebook now has an official Boston-area presence — it's opened an engineering office in the Cambridge Innovation Center building in Kendall Square.  The move has been rumored …
Reuters:
China military hackers persist despite being outed by U.S.: report  —  (Reuters) - The disclosure early this year of a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks has failed to halt the cyber intrusions, a U.S. computer security company and congressional advisory panel said on Wednesday.

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