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November 13, 2013, 1:10 PM

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Polygon:
PlayStation 4 review: focus on gaming is undermined by lack of compelling software at launch  —  PlayStation 4 Review  —  In the seven years since the introduction of the PlayStation 3, we've seen our gaming consoles transform into living room hubs through constant evolution and software updates.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores Up Supply Chain  —  Apple Inc. is putting a record $10.5 billion to work in new technology — from assembly robots to milling machines — that consumers will never see.  —  To get a jump on rivals like Samsung Electronics Co. and lay the groundwork for new products …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Motorola Makes The Moto G Official, A “Premium” Phone Starting At $179 Unlocked  —  Motorola held a special event today to reveal its new Moto G, a spiritual sibling to the Moto X and a way for the Google-owned smartphone maker to bring its vision of a customized mobile device future …
iFixit:
iPad Mini Retina Display Teardown  —  Lots of new tech ensures the iPad Mini Retina Display is a worthy successor to both the iPad Air and last year's iPad Mini—but will it carry the familial low repairability?  Follow along as we reveal the inner workings of this compact new Retina device.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Xamarin and Microsoft join forces to take Visual Studio to iOS and Android  —  Xamarin has been bringing .NET to iOS and Android developers for a number of years, including enabling iOS development from within Visual Studio.  Microsoft, of course, has been doing the same for Windows and Windows Phone developers.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Netflix introduces one unified TV interface to rule them all  —  The streaming video giant turns into a TV channel programmed just for you  —  Watch Netflix instant streaming on your television and you know what content you'll get — but you likely won't know how you'll find it.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon admits network faces traffic pressure in big cities  —  The wireless carrier is pouring money into the problem, and a top executive says the issues will dissipate by the end of the year.—Verizon Wireless is feeling the crush of all of those LTE-enabled devices on its network.
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Google Is Now Bigger Than Both The Magazine And Newspaper Industries  —  Google has become so big that sometimes it's difficult to understand just how big it is.  It's on course to do $60 billion in revenue this year, almost all of that from advertising.  But how big is that in terms of the media it competes against for ad dollars?
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Foursquare's Longtime Head of Product Leaves, Midway Through a Huge Product Rollout  —  Foursquare is saying goodbye to its product head, a longtime employee whose ties to CEO Dennis Crowley go back many years.  —  Yesterday, Crowley told employees that Alex Rainert, who was the mobile discovery app's 10th hire, is leaving.
More: Gigaom
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects A7-based Apple TV in 2014, television set in 2015-2016  —  Ever since hearing that Steve Jobs had “cracked” the TV industry, Apple fans have been waiting for the day the company would release an actual television set.  For now, Apple has given us the Apple TV set-top box …
Reuters:
Apple under investigation in Italy for alleged tax fraud: source  —  (Reuters) - U.S. tech giant Apple is under investigation in Milan for allegedly hiding more than 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) from the Italian taxman, a judicial source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, confirming a local media report.
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Is Still Down, More Than 20 Hours Later (Updated)  —  More than 20 hours after its website and mobile apps stopped working, LivingSocial properties are still down in the U.S.  —  The deals site and its mobile apps have been down since at least 2:45 pm ET on Tuesday.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Best Buy halts all HP Chromebook 11 sales, other retailers ‘out of stock’  —  Best Buy is ordering its employees to remove HP's Chromebook 11 from stores.  Sources at the retail chain have revealed to The Verge that urgent instructions have been sent to store managers to remove existing stock of the devices.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hack of MacRumors forums exposes password data for 860,000 users  —  MacRumors user forums have been breached by hackers who may have acquired cryptographically protected passwords belonging to all 860,000 users, one of the top editors of the news website said Tuesday evening.

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