November 21, 2013, 1:25 PM

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Google Chrome Blog:
HBO GO now works with Chromecast  —  Grab your favorite snack and get cozy on your Iron Throne, because HBO GO has added Chromecast support to their Android, iOS and web app.  Now you can easily enjoy “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Girls” and your favorite movies on your TV by casting from the HBO GO app or website.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
iPad Mini Retina is a no-show at carriers  —  Carriers are still waiting on the iPad Mini Retina.  —  (Credit: Apple)  —  Carriers are still waiting on the iPad Mini Retina with 3G/4G capability, as back orders grow.  —  Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all back-ordered on the cellular version …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
SkyDrive gets camera backups on iOS, Facebook previews on the web  —  Windows Phone owners have long had the option of backing up their photos to SkyDrive, but Microsoft hasn't extended that courtesy to other platforms so far.  The company must be feeling a little more generous today …
Justin Edmund / Oh, How Pinteresting!:
Introducing Place Pins, for the explorer in all of us  —  About a year ago, we noticed Pinners creating more and more boards around the vacations they're planning, special places near where they live and sites they want to see someday.  In fact, every day people Pin about 1.5 million places …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
A university in Cyprus is the first in the world to accept tuition fees with Bitcoin  —  This university is the first in the world to accept Bitcoin for tuition  —  The Bitcoin craze has made its way to the educational system.  —  The University of Nicosia in Cyprus announced today …
Xbox One Teardown  —  After eight years, Microsoft has finally released a proper successor to the Xbox 360—the Xbox One.  Will this be the One Xbox?  Follow us as we journey into the tower of Microsoft's new console—coming to you straight from Mordor New Zealand!  Step 1 — Xbox One Teardown This is the One.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
4chan Creator's Drawing App Comes to the iPhone  —  Chris Poole is looking for another image-based hit.  —  The territory isn't foreign to Poole, who founded 4chan — the popular, anonymous online message board community notorious for its crazy photo sharing and meme generation.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
These Leaked Videos Could Lead To A Huge Payday For Ousted Snapchat Co-Founder  —  Reggie Brown, Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel attended Stanford University together and joined the same fraternity, Kappa Sigma.  —  Now the three are tangled in a lawsuit over equity in today's hottest startup, Snapchat.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 2520 review: a good Windows tablet, not the best for typing  —  The Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first Windows tablet — and it may well be its last.  By the time Nokia is ready to design a follow-up product, the Finnish firm might officially be a part of Microsoft.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Acer founder steps in to save company as CEO and president resign  —  Acer's been on a quest to reinvent itself pretty much since the sunset of the netbook era — which both fuelled the Taiwanese company's rapid growth and left it floundering when consumers moved on to other devices.
Deborah Schoeneman / New York Times:
What's He Really Like?  Check the Lulu App  —  Not long ago, after Alexandra Amin, an assistant at Warner Brothers, broke up with an agent she had been dating for a year, her friend told her about a new, free, female-friendly social networking app that lets women anonymously review men who are their Facebook friends.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Windows Phone Now Sees 10M Transactions And 500 New Apps Daily, Has Served 3B Total Downloads  —  Today Instagram and Waze came to the Windows Phone platform, bringing two applications to Microsoft's smartphone venture that it has long lacked.  —  Microsoft also released a set of numbers …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Southwest to Be First With Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi Service  —  Frequent fliers have been quick to note which airlines are allowing passengers to use their electronics during takeoff and landing, but Southwest Airlines is upping the ante.  —  In addition to already allowing use of the gadgets themselves …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
LG promises to stop your Smart TV spying on you  —  In light of accusations that its Smart TVs were sending private data to its servers, LG has admitted that some of its sets are behaving in ways they shouldn't be.  In a statement, the Korean manufacturer conceded that it has been collecting channel …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple's iBeacon Comes To Retailers Via Shopkick's ShopBeacon  —  When Apple, with much fanfare, announced iOS 7 in June, it also quietly confirmed a new feature called iBeacons, which uses Bluetooth Low Energy signalling to enable micro-location services and to trigger actions within apps.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Nokia's Finland HQ To Become A Microsoft Site Next Year, After Devices & Services Sale  —  The wheel of fortune symbolism is clear: as Apple prepares to break ground on a new UFO-esque HQ, the former kingpin of mobile, Nokia, is quietly preparing to move out of its own headquarters - to make way for Microsoft.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Zuckerberg, undocumented immigrants ‘hack’ for immigration reform  —  Facebook's CEO and 20 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children take part in a 25-hour ‘hackathon’ to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  —  Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg calls immigration …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Boku Makes Its First Acquisition, Qubecell, To Expand Its Mobile Payment Services In India, Asia And Middle East  —  Back in 2009, San Francisco-based mobile payments and carrier billing company Boku was born out of the merger of two other startups, Paymo and Mobillcash.
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Is the tide turning?  Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year  —  Could America finally be making progress towards getting more women into the tech industry?  —  New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.  —  Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, 60 percent of them were filled by women.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DirecTV to Stream 30 Live TV Channels Outside the Home  —  DirecTV is expanding its Internet video service to let subscribers watch more than 30 live TV channels outside the home — including HBO, Showtime, Starz and Food Network — and will deliver 100 live TV in-home streaming channels.

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