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Booting Up: The Tacky iPhone 5C Ruined Apple’s Fourth Quarter Earnings

Ruined everything. (Photo: Apple)

Ugly. (Photo: Apple)

We have yet to see an iPhone 5C in the wild, which is probably why Apple is blaming it for hampering its quarterly earnings. [Recode]

Comcast could replace Time Warner as the source of your cable-induced heart burn. [Verge]

After being caught for not doing so, Uber is finally doing background checks for its town car drivers in San Francisco. [PandoDaily]

Inside, a Jason Calacanis-founded news app that contains stories longer than a tweet but shorter than an article, has launched. [Capital]

Blame traffic from Facebook for Elite Daily’s rise to fame. [Digiday]

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