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October 11, 2015, 3:50 PM

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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 …
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 …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The history of audio interface design, and how Microsoft is reworking Skype's iconic sounds  —  Inside the world of audio branding with Skype's new pings, bounces, and pops  —  The year that Skype launched its calling service, the world was in the midst of a sonic crisis: the ringtone.
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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 …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
The 33-year history of the Bloomberg Terminal, and how its current incarnation, the Bloomberg Professional service, processes 60B pieces of information daily  —  How the Bloomberg Terminal Made History—And Stays Ever Relevant  —  By definition, any computing platform invented in the first half …
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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 …

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