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November 21, 2013, 8:35 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. To Consider Cellphone Use On Planes  —  Proposal Would Allow for Calls Above 10,000 Feet  —  The Federal Communications Commission will propose allowing passengers to use their cellphones on airplanes, people familiar with the matter said.  —  While phone use would still …
iFixit:
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.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says  —  (Credit: CBS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — A jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, slightly less than the $380 million Apple had requested.  —  That brings its total award to about $930 million.
Jason Kincaid:
NYT #IsKindaClueless — its uncritical Lulu piece sidesteps the controversy surrounding the app  —  NYT #IsKindaClueless  —  Today Lulu makes its New York Times debut, page E1.  —  Lulu lets women review guys.  Specifically their date-worthiness, rated out of 10 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”  —  Long a beneficiary of the falling cost of computing power, chipmaker Intel acknowledged Thursday that it was beaten at its own game.  —  Moore's law, the industry term coined by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, suggests that computing …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Video Trailers Debut On The App Store With ‘Clumsy Ninja’  —  Apple is featuring Clumsy Ninja, an iOS game that was first announced at the iPhone 5 keynote in 2012, with a custom page on the App Store that, alongside a description, features a 1-minute trailer for the game.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL  —  Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all.  AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
ESPN ScoreCenter App Is a Hit, but It's Getting an Overhaul Anyway: New Name, More Video, More Stuff  —  ESPN's ScoreCenter app isn't broken — it's one of the most successful mobile offerings from a media company that has done a very good job with mobile.  But ESPN is trying to fix it, anyway.
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Vine Focuses On Global Expansion With 19 New Languages  —  Twitter's six-second video sharing app, Vine, today launches in a number of new languages.  19, to be exact.  —  New languages include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
NBCU May Invest in AllThingsD Journalists  —  Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher Will Be Starting New Company Next Year … NBCUniversal is close to a deal to take a minority stake in a new company being started by technology journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, say people familiar with the situation.
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Sharp, Hon Hai Scrap China Smartphone Tie-Up Plans  —  Decision to Scrap Smartphone Partnership Won't Affect Other Existing Alliances  —  HONG KONG—Sharp Corp. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. have scrapped plans to jointly develop and sell smartphones under the Sharp brand in China …
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.

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