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October 11, 2015, 7:40 AM

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Nicholas Lemann / New Yorker:
An extensive profile of Reid Hoffman, who believes Internet-enabled networks will change how the economic world works  —  The Network Man  —  Early on a Monday evening in June, Reid Hoffman, the founder and executive chairman of the business-oriented networking site LinkedIn, met Mark Pincus …
New York Times:
Source: Apple disables Apple News in China, likely to avoid requirement to censor content  —  Apple Is Said to Deactivate Its News App in China  —  HONG KONG — Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign …
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
Surface's creative director Ralf Groene and Windows devices head Panos Panay on the evolution of the Surface Book's design  —  Inside the creation of the Microsoft Surface Book  —  No one saw it coming: The Surface Book, history's first Microsoft laptop (or notebook, if you prefer).
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
With Moments, Twitter reinvented the newspaper and has the potential to be the best newspaper in the world  —  Twitter's Moment  —  I try to save the most over-used of clichés for special moments, and that's exactly what this week feels like for Twitter.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry CEO says company needs to sell 5M phones a year to make business profitable, hints it may exit handset business if it doesn't meet that goal  —  BlackBerry CEO wants to sell 5 million phones a year  —  It's been a long time since BlackBerry was on top of the smartphone world …
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Eight-year-old video-on-demand service MUBI has survived in spite of Netflix by curating a selection of classic films and art house releases for $4.99 per month  —  How a small streaming site became the Netflix for indie film  —  In February 2007, about a month after Netflix began streaming movies online …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Inside the Matthew Keys case and why the government charged him under hacking laws  —  Why the Government Went After Matthew Keys  —  On October 4, 2012, two FBI agents visited the home of Matthew Keys, aged 25, in Secaucus, New Jersey.  At the time, he was the deputy social media editor for Reuters.
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week  —  Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions.  He isn't wasting much time.

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