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November 17, 2013, 5:30 PM

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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense, company behind original Kinect 3D sensor tech, for $345 million  —  Apple reportedly buys Kinect tech-creator PrimeSense  —  Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, the motion-tracking company responsible for the technology in the original Xbox 360 Kinect …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales  —  iOS 7's flashy launch earlier this year with an entirely new design and streaming music functionality overshadowed a breakthrough new feature: iBeacons, a location-based technology with profound implications for industries such as retail.
Violet Blue / ZDNet:
Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000  —  Summary: The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore.  But will Google listen?  OPINION.  —  Violet Blue  —  Google's war on anonymity during its involvement …
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PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 1 Million Units In North America In 24 Hours  —  Gamers Immerse Themselves In a New Era of Gaming and Entertainment Only Available on the PS4 system—Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation®4 …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google's Broken Promises & Who's Running The Search Engine?  —  For two years in a row now, Google has gone back on major promises it made about search.  The about-faces are easy fodder for anyone who wants to poke fun at Google for not keeping to its word.
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Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
American Eagle, Target, and other retailers follow Wal-Mart in opening labs in Silicon Valley  —  Retailers Take On Silicon Valley  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps.  Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down.
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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Nokia's Tablet Gambit Will Drive Mobile Market Share For Microsoft If The Margins Hold Up  —  Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet will set you back $500 if you want to buy it flat out.  AT&T is more than happy to sell you one at that price.  Pick it up with a wireless contract, and AT&T will knock $100 off that sticker.
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
How Amazon is building substations, laying fiber and generally doing everything to keep cloud costs down  —  If there's anyone still left wondering how it is that large cloud providers can keep on rolling out new features and lowering their prices even when no one is complaining about them …
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