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SLIDESHOW: iPhone 6 Rumor, iPad Air Launch And More From The End Of October

The final week of October (and first day of November) proved to be moderately eventful.

From the launch of the iPad Air to rumors of solar-powered Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) products, there were a number of intriguing moments.

Twitter's IPO received a lot of attention -- and a little criticism.

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) might have delayed its unconfirmed Kindle smartphone.

Take-Two (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced another round of record-breaking sales for Grand Theft Auto V.

And Pandora (NYSE: P) brought its app to Chromecast.

Click through the slideshow for these and other hot stories from the final week of October.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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