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November 28, 2013, 1:15 AM

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Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Much Ado About Bitcoin  —  FOR the obsessive followers of the volatile virtual currency bitcoin, the price of a single bitcoin at the time their fixation began holds undue significance.  I know one bitcoin cost around $9 when I first stumbled on it in the summer of 2011.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
iPhone 5S Wait Time Drops as Foxconn Boosts Production  —  The waiting time for iPhone 5Ss has shortened significantly as major assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has been running its factories around the clock, adding more workers to its production lines.
Ciwrl / CyanogenMod:
CyanogenMod Installer Application Removed from Play Store  —  Today, we were contacted by the Google Play Support team to say that our CyanogenMod Installer application is in violation of Google Play's developer terms.  —  They advised us to voluntarily remove the application, or they would be forced to remove it administratively.
Jeremiah Rice / Android Police:
[APK Teardown] YouTube 5.3 Reveals Upcoming ‘Music Pass’ With Uninterrupted Music: Millions Of Songs With No Ads, Offline Playback, And Background Listening  —  There's a new version of YouTube out, and as usual, hidden inside its chocolaty center are hints at upcoming features and capabilities.
Casey Sullivan / Reuters:
U.S. judge dismisses Apple consumer lawsuit over data privacy  —  (Reuters) - A California federal judge has dismissed a consumer lawsuit over data privacy against Apple Inc, saying the plaintiffs had failed to show they had relied on any alleged company misrepresentations and that they had suffered harm.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Video launches on the web ahead of Windows Phone version  —  Microsoft is unveiling its Xbox Video web service today, ahead of a planned app release for Windows Phone.  The web version, available at video.xbox.com, provides the same access to TV shows and movies as the existing Xbox Video app …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Embeds Return To New Google Maps, Will Soon Include Ads  —  Google has quietly brought back embeds to its new Google Maps interface today and announced that it plans to include ads in these embedded maps in the coming weeks.  —  When Google launched the new version of its online mapping service …
Stasys Bielinis / Unwired View:
iPhone 5S/C made up 76% of new smartphone sales in Japan this October  —  Japan is probably the second best iPhone market, after U.S. At least in market share.  China either already is, or will soon be bigger in absolute numbers.  —  Apple has been doing very well in Japan for years.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Betaworks Is Closing On $20 Million, Its First Raise In Over Three Years  —  New York City-based technology studio, betaworks, home to Digg, Instapaper, Dots, Bitly, Chartbeat, and many other products and services, is raising $20 million in new capital - news that betaworks CEO John Borthwick …
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