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November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM

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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Tinder is seeing users on average opening app 11x a day, quickly approaching 50M active users  —  Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth  — As I sat in the lobby of a drab office building here, waiting to be led up to the penthouse loft of Tinder, the fast-growing dating app …
Susan Crawford / Backchannel:
Study: how ISPs squeeze Netflix traffic and create network jams that affect all their users  —  Jammed  —  The proof is in: Detailed report shows how U.S. Internet access monopolies punish rivals and catch innocent bystanders in the crossfire—legally.
Michael Hsu / Wall Street Journal:
HP unveils MB Chronowing smartwatch with buttons instead of a touchscreen, and an estimated 7-day battery life, on sale Nov. 7 starting at $349  —  Michael Bastian Creates a Smartwatch That Looks Like a Watch  —  High-tech meets high-style in the MB Chronowing from Michael Bastian and Hewlett-Packard.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Come Out, Come Out: The Tim Cook Moment Is Here  —  Looking back, I guess we in the media might have asked Apple CEO Tim Cook if he were gay.  —  Me especially, since I am gay.  And, like many, I had heard all the assumptions about the self-effacing exec's sexual orientation, even though he and I had never once discussed the issue.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Amazon's diversity report reveals 63% of employees and 75% of managers are men, but doesn't break out numbers for technical roles  —  Late to the party, Amazon finally publishes its diversity numbers  —  Amazon's employee demographics numbers are more diverse than most of their tech counterparts.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Evernote rolls out new “Work Chat” feature for discussing collaborative notes  —  Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature  —  Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software …

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