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There's a two-sided Russian smartphone, Elon Musk's company finally launched something, and more.

Rachel Pincus
Rachel Pincus on December 5, 2013.

Apple’s purchase of Topsy might be for their new social TV product. AdWeek

SpaceX finally launched its first communications satellite last night. Fast Company 

Newsweek is expanding and even planning to return to print. New York Times

Snapchat has poached Emily White, Instagram’s head of advertising. The Guardian

Google aims to get further into robotics. New York Times

Mobile shopping is huge, but mobile shoppers are different from others. AdWeek

YouTube’s music subscription service has been delayed in 2014. Mashable

Buzzfeed is expecting some $120 million in 2014 sales. Bloomberg

Alexander Wang designed a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre. Luxurylaunches

27% of dads “rely” on a tablet when playing with their kids, in comparison to 12% of moms. The Telegraph

This Russian-designed smartphone has an LCD screen on one side and an e-paper screen on the other. BusinessInsider

Image: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

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