November 25, 2013, 6:10 AM

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Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense  —  Apple has completed its acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israel-based company focused on 3-D sensor technology, for a price sources said was around $360 million.  —  Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the PrimeSense deal …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Clinging to Outlook, Only 25 Percent of Yahoo Employees Willing to Eat Mail “Dogfood” (Best Memo Ever!)  —  As most know, I love a good internal memo from inside Yahoo and here's a doozy related to a rather controversial topic of late: How badly the new version of Yahoo Mail has been received by consumers.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Next Kindle Paperwhite To Feature 300ppi Screen, Better Typography, Arrive Early Next Year  —  Amazon is now preparing a new Kindle Paperwhite for release in early Q2 of next year, TechCrunch has learned.  The marquee feature of the new device is a high-resolution 300 ppi screen …
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Waze debuts new feature where celebrities give you driving directions  —  Now you can have a celebrity give you driving directions.  —  Waze is partnering with Universal Pictures to roll out a celebrity voice navigation feature.  The first celebrity to guide you from point A to point B is comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Samsung unveils the 5.25-inch Galaxy Grand 2, featuring a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 1.5GB RAM  —  Samsung has just taken the wraps off its Galaxy Grand 2, yet another large-screen smartphone typically known as a phablet.  —  The Galaxy Grand 2′s screen size has been upped a notch …
John Markoff / NYT Bits:
Study of Bitcoin transactions suggests link between Silk Road operator and Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Study Suggests Link Between Dread Pirate Roberts and Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Two Israeli computer scientists say they may have uncovered a puzzling financial link between Ross William Ulbricht …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Review: The productivity suite formerly known as iWork  —  Roughly five years ago, Apple released iWork '09.  But at the time, a different Apple lived in a different world: (non-Web) iPhone apps had been introduced only six months earlier and all Macs except the woefully underpowered first-gen MacBook Air still had optical drives.
Marc Benioff Is the Ron Burgundy of Tech  — CEO Marc Benioff is an egomaniacal buffoon who laughs at the plight of underpaid Walmart workers and flies the prime minister of Haiti up to San Francisco so he can thank Benioff in person, in front of 15,000 people, for being such an amazing human being.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A spurned techie's revenge: Locking down his ex's digital life  —  Ads for software packages marketed specifically for stalking a partner.  —  NNEDV  —  The e-mail's subject line was “Interested in hiring you.”  The sender, a woman, said she had seen me on a local Baltimore news show talking …
New York Times:
Tension and Flaws Before Health Website Crash  —  WASHINGTON — On a sultry day in late August, a dozen staff members of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gathered at the agency's Baltimore headquarters with managers from the major contractors building HealthCare …

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