AllThingsD Week in Review: Twitter’s Product Problem and Ballmer Keeps His Microsoft Shares

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)

Pin this! An even more ginormous pile of money for the social bookmarking phenom.
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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Headed to 50 New Markets by November 1

Apple’s newest iPhones will arrive at market in more than 50 countries by Nov. 1. On Oct. 25, the flagship iPhone 5s and its sibling, the iPhone 5c, will go on sale in 35 new markets, including Austria, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. A week later, on Nov. 1, the devices will begin shipping in an additional 35 countries. Among them: India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. You’ll find a full list of the markets Apple has targeted for the next wave of iPhone releases here.

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The Criminal Mind

The scientific study of crime got its start on a cold, gray November morning in 1871, on the east coast of Italy.

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U.S. Probes Microsoft, Partners Over Bribery Claims

Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft Corp.’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials in return for software contracts, according to people familiar with the matter.

Italy Accuses Apple of Misrepresenting Warranty Options, Threatens to Kick It Out

More drama over at Apple Italia.
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Apple Fined $1.2 Million in Italy Over AppleCare Warranties

“Unfair commercial practices.”
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Ngmoco Hires Former Mattel Exec to Head Up Marketing

Following the recent appointment of a new COO, San Francisco-based Ngmoco continues to fill out its executive team. It has hired Michael Staskin as CMO to lead global marketing and communications, including the launch of Mobage, a mobile games platform. Previously, Staskin was VP of Marketing at Sisal, a gaming and lottery company in Italy; before that, he held several positions for Mattel. He will be based in San Francisco.

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