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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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Ferrari adds Apple star Eddy Cue to board

Ferrari adds Apple star Eddy Cue to board

Apple exec Eddy Cue has joined Ferrari's board of directors, with the famous Italian car company saying the web services expert will help the marque with its internet savvy. Cue - who has owned a Ferrari for the past five years - was announced as an addition to the team today, with Ferrari's chairman describing him as "of the the main driving forces" in pushing Apple's product envelope.

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Circuit of the Americas F1 track officially opens

Circuit of the Americas F1 track officially opens

If you follow cars or automotive racing all, you're probably aware that Austin, Texas has a new F1 track that will be used this year called Circuit of the Americas. While the F1 race is still several weeks away, the track has just now been officially completed and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed over the weekend. As part of the festivities, hoards of rich and famous drivers turned up in all sorts of exotic vehicles.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta makes North American debut at Pebble Beach

Ferrari F12berlinetta makes North American debut at Pebble Beach

Few brands in the sports car world evoke as much lust in car guys and gals as the name Ferrari. Ferrari has made the North American debut of a car it claims to be the fastest Ferrari ever built at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Considering some of the epic sports cars the Ferrari has built over the years, calling this the fastest ever is a huge claim.

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Ferrari owning Italians are subject to tax audit

Ferrari owning Italians are subject to tax audit

Italy is known for many things from wine, to food, to hundreds and hundreds of years of human history. The country is also well known in automotive circles as home to some of the most exotic automakers on the planet. Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini all call Italy home as do several other automakers.

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Steve McQueen cars to hit auction block

Steve McQueen cars to hit auction block

In the world of cars, some of the most expensive vehicles in history are those that were owned by famous actors or those cars that have a racing pedigree that can be traced. When you combine the fact that the car was owned by a famous actor and has a history behind it, the vehicles are worth even more money. An auction is set for August 17 and 18th in Monterey, California that will see some cars tied to famous actor Steve McQueen go up for sale.

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60 Ferrari F40s congregate at Silverstone to celebrate 25th anniversary

60 Ferrari F40s congregate at Silverstone to celebrate 25th anniversary

Seeing any kind of classic car gathering is something special, but when 60 Ferrari F40s congregate in the same spot, it's an event to pay attention to. 2012 marks the 25th birthday of classic (and rare) sports car, and to celebrate, 60 Ferrari F40 owners brought their cars to the Silverstone Classic this past weekend in the UK. MotorAuthority reports that this was a record-setting event for the Ferrari F40, as the last time an event like this happened, only 40 cars showed up.

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