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November 15, 2013, 12:30 PM

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iFixit:
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.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Store Point Of Sale Systems Go Down Again Today, Outage Continues  —  Some Apple Stores have had their point-of-sale systems go down repeatedly today, TechCrunch has learned.  There was an extensive outage early Thursday morning and there has been an ongoing outage this evening in some stores.
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New FCC chairman tells wireless carriers to unlock cell phones  —  Act now or we will regulate, Wheeler tells CTIA.  —  In one of his first days on the job, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked the CTIA Wireless Association to move quickly toward unlocking phones for consumers.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Said to Plan Galaxy Phone Using Three-Sided Display  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) plans to release a Galaxy smartphone next year with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges so messages can be read from an angle, two people familiar with the plans said yesterday.
Leander Kahney / Gizmodo:
The Inside Story of How the iPad Got Its Iconic Design  —  While Jony Ive's group was secretly working on the iPad, Steve Jobs was telling the public and press that Apple had no intention of releasing a tablet.  “Tablets appeal to rich guys with plenty of other PCs and de- vices already,” he said publicly.
Pew Research Center's Journalism Project:
News Use across Social Media Platforms  —  How do different social networking websites stack up when it comes to news?  How many people engage with news across multiple social sites?  And what are their news consumption habits on traditional platforms?  As part of an ongoing examination …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple Bumps Coinbase's Bitcoin App From The App Store, Android App Lives On  —  Time to chalk another one up for cryptocurrency bitcoin's reputation as a disruptor in the financial world?  Today, news comes that Coinbase - the YC-incubated startup that offers a bitcoin buying and trading platform …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Homeland Security must disclose cell network ‘kill switch’ protocols, court says  —  Summary: The U.S. government's rules governing its ability to shut down cellular and wireless networks to prevent remote bomb detonation must be disclosed, a court has ruled.  —  Zack Whittaker
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
NSA Fallout: Tech Firms Feel a Chill Inside China  —  Big U.S. computer and software companies are reporting a sudden chill in sales to China, and some blame increased government hostility toward the U.S.  —  In the latest sign, computer-networking-gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday …
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Exclusive - Comcast to sell movies for download, streaming: sources  —  (Reuters) - Comcast Corp plans to start selling movies for download and streaming through the cable operator's set-top boxes and its Xfinity TV website, according to people with knowledge of the plan.
Ty Williams / Inside BlackBerry:
BBM for Android and iPhone updates now available  —  Originally published on the Inside BlackBerry Help Blog  —  A new update to BBM is rolling out for Android and iPhone users.  In addition to several new features, bug fixes and performance improvements, we are also proud to deliver something you've …
Wall Street Journal:
CIA's Financial Spying Bags Data on Americans  —  Information on International Money Transfers Includes Financial and Personal Data of Americans  —  The Central Intelligence Agency is building a vast database of international money transfers that includes millions of Americans' financial and personal data …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Kids Do Not Track Bill Introduced  —  Now-Senator Markey teams with Rep. Joe Barton, others, on new effort  —  As expected, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) have reintroduced House and Senate versions of their Do Not Track Kids Act, which would, among other things …
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