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November 11, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Reuters:
Apple hiring dedicated sales team, working with business app developers in enterprise push  —  Exclusive: Apple's enterprise assault gets into higher gear  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is embarking on its most aggressive expansion yet onto corporate turf, hiring a dedicated sales force …
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook on Apple Watch, Payments and Getting TV Right (Full Video)  —  In a Q&A at the WSJD Live Conference, Apple CEO Warns Retailers That They Will Only Stay Relevant if Customers ‘Love’ Them  —  Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, joins WSJ's Gerard Baker at WSJD Live to talk about the growth of Apple and new products.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces its first non-Nokia Windows phone, the Lumia 535: 5" display, 5MP front camera, 1GB RAM, single/ dual SIM, for $130  —  Microsoft's first Lumia defines Windows Phone's future  —  Microsoft's first Lumia device is being officially unveiled as the Lumia 535 today …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Rob Price / The Daily Dot:
Controversial anonabox is back, raises $14,000 on Indiegogo in 2 days  —  Just under a month after Kickstarter suspended the privacy-centric anonabox for misleading its customers, the controversial router is now on Indiegogo for another go—and it's already raised almost $14,000.
More: Engadget and DSLreportsTweets: @runasandThanks:@robaeprice
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rebrands Lync as ‘Skype for Business’; readies 2015 releases  —  Summary: Microsoft is rebranding its unified-communications line-up from Lync to Skype for Business, and is readying the next releases of those products for the first half of 2015.  —  Microsoft is rebranding …
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
Alibaba Singles' Day sales break past $8 billion  —  (Reuters) - E-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day sales broke through the $8 billion mark late on Tuesday, illustrating the buying power of the Chinese consumer and the importance of the event in the retail calendar.
Phobos / The Tor Blog:
Tor Project has few answers, many questions about Operation Onymous  —  Thoughts and Concerns about Operation Onymous  —  What happened  —  Recently it was announced that a coalition of government agencies took control of many Tor hidden services.  We were as surprised as most of you.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests  —  This hotel is not implicated in the DarkHotel attacks.  It is shown here to stand in for all luxury hotels.  The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him.  When he tried to get online using …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple Quietly Hires UK Team From Map App Pin Drop Amid Rumors Of A Cambridge Office  —  Apple has been building up its regional presence outside of Cupertino, and the United Kingdom appears to be one of its latest targets.  The company is reportedly “weeks” away from opening a new office …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft combines Office 365, Skype, Xbox Live, and Xbox Music Pass into new Work & Play bundle, available until January 2015 at $199 for one year  —  Microsoft pushes its dual-use vision with $199 Work & Play Bundle  —  Summary: Microsoft is bundling together four of its subscription services …

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