November 15, 2013, 6:35 PM

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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond sentenced to 10 years for Stratfor leak  —  Hammond calls his sentencing a ‘vengeful, spiteful act’ by US authorities eager to put a chill on political hacking  —  Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating …
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Exclusive Interview: Steve Ballmer on His Retirement as Microsoft CEO … REDMOND, Wash.— Steve Ballmer paced his corner office on a foggy January morning here, listening through loudspeakers to his directors' voices on a call that would set in motion the end of his 13-year reign as Microsoft Corp.'s chief executive.
PlayStation 4 Teardown  —  A television game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, first announced February 20, 2013 and released November 15, 2013.  Step 1 — PlayStation 4 Teardown We'd like to send out a big thank you to our friends at Chipworks for hosting our remote teardown of the newest Sony Play-device, the Play-Doh.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Tablet dollars: Android passed Apple for first time in Q3  —  Apple's iPad now trails Android in both units shipped AND revenues, says Morgan Stanley.  —  FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) investors have long taken comfort in the fact that even if its share of tablet shipments fell behind Android's …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Google Play Music finally hits iOS with a free month of All Access and programmable radio in 21 countries  —  After much anticipation, Google finally released its native Google Play Music app for iOS today.  The All Access and Radio service was originally announced at Google IO in May with the promise …
Eliza Brooke / TechCrunch:
Zulily Shares Pop 82% Above IPO Price  —  A week after Twitter's IPO and two days after education company Chegg debuted on the NYSE, Zulily, the daily deals site targeted at mothers, opened on the NASDAQ this morning under the symbol ZU.  Things are going well since the company priced 11.5 million shares …
Reed Albergotti / Digits:
Facebook Removes Controversial Line From Privacy Policies  —  Facebook amended its privacy policies Friday morning by removing a proposed controversial line about its teen users.  —  In August, Facebook proposed new language that assumed all minors on the site had discussed with their parents …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet available at AT&T on November 22nd for $399.99  —  Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet is launching on AT&T next week.  The Finnish smartphone maker revealed today that the tablet will debut on November 22nd, the same day as its 6-inch Lumia 1520 and Microsoft's Xbox One …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Some Retina iPad Minis Showing Image Retention Issues  —  Some Retina iPad minis are demonstrating image retention issues, as noted by Instapaper creator Marco Arment, who originally developed a grid test to detect the problem in Retina MacBook Pros.  —  Image retention was first cited …
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone  —  I've always known this, and I'm sure most of you do too, but we never really talk about it.  Every smartphone or other device with mobile communications capability (e.g. 3G or LTE) actually runs not one, but two operating systems.
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