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November 8, 2014, 8:40 PM

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Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
In unsealed court documents, Apple says it “bent over backwards” for GT Advanced, which accuses Apple of “bait-and-switch strategy”  —  GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers  —  Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450  —  French health and fitness device-maker Withings has kicked off pre-orders for its Activité watch/activity tracker, with a special pre-order page it publicized today to customers who registered interest in availability.
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
iPad Air 2 review: A8X's extra core and clock speed bump make for class-leading performance  —  The Apple iPad Air 2 Review  —  Introduction  —  As we approach the holidays, Apple has launched a new iPad as expected.  As one might expect from the name, the iPad Air 2 is more of an evolution …
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Jordan Maglich / Forbes:
Texas Man Arrested For $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme  —  A Texas man has been arrested on wire fraud and securities fraud charges for his operation of what authorities allege was a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme that raised millions of dollars through a purported online digital hedge fund.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Android Central:
Project Ara gets a competitor in modular phone startup ‘Vsenn’  —  It looks like Project Ara isn't the only modular phone project on the block anymore.  Vsenn, a company co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager, is getting in on the game as well.  —  Details are pretty light on what we can expect from the company.
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Microsoft completes its $2.5B deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang  —  Microsoft officially owns Minecraft and developer Mojang now  —  Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang has officially closed, announced Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, on Twitter today.
Mike Davidson / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter open sources its emoji set, which Automattic rolls out on Wordpress.com  —  Open sourcing Twitter emoji for everyone  —  Earlier this year, we collaborated with our friends at @Iconfactory on a set of 872 beautiful emojis so Tweets containing emoji characters would look as sharp on the web as they do in mobile apps.

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