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Bloomberg:
HP to Pay $10.3B for Autonomy, May Spin Off PCs  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) is planning a sweeping overhaul of its businesses, agreeing to buy Autonomy Corp. for $10.3 billion and weighing a breakup that would unravel the much-debated Compaq Computer Corp. purchase.
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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
HP: ‘We are not walking away from webOS;’ exclusive details from inside  —  An insider has given us details from an all-hands meeting HP just held with employees in the webOS Global Business Unit in light of today's announcement that HP will no longer make webOS devices.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
HP Pulls Plug on webOS Hardware, Leaves OS Future in Doubt  —  In a dramatic turn of events, Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that it will stop selling hardware based on the webOS it acquired from Palm.  —  As part of its broad statement on Thursday regarding plans to consider spinning out its PC business …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP's WebOS conundrum: Sell the IP or try licensing?  —  Summary: HP's WebOS may live on—via an interested buyer in it for the patents or under a licensing scheme.  —  The technology industry is clearly patent happy and there's a bubble in intellectual property valuations related to anything wireless.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Why HP is betting the farm on Autonomy  —  Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday plans to spend some $10.25 billion in cash to acquire Autonomy, the United Kingdom-based software and services company.  —  Given that HP's cash reserves currently total $12.9 billion, the deal represents …
Discussion: Computerworld
Robert Scoble / Google+:
Windows 8 wins  —  AKA  —  Oh, HP, kills TouchPad after only a month in market  —  AKA  —  The third party developers are in charge.  —  AKA  —  No apps, no sales.  —  First, so far +Dieter Bohn has the best article on how HP failed that I've seen so far: http …
Dieter Bohn / This is my next:
HP failed webOS; what's next for the platform?  —  Today's bombshell announcement that HP will cease making webOS hardware came like a bolt from the blue, but in truth HP has been failing to execute on webOS since the company acquired Palm.  —  How did HP fail so badly with webOS hardware?
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP's “Everything Including the Kitchen Sink” Conference Call
Foursquare Blog:
For when a place is more than just a place, we now have events  —  It's one of the most common check-ins on foursquare: you head off to a movie theater, check in, and type in ‘Harry Potter’ to tell people what you're seeing.  Or check in to a stadium and shout 'Patriots game …
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:   Finally: Foursquare lets you check in to movies, sports games and concerts
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blogcast:
Evernote Acquires Skitch! #evernote_etc  —  We love Skitch so much that we decided to buy the company.  Skitch is an amazing Mac application that's changed the way people capture, annotate and share images.  Chief Skitchers, Cris Pearson and Keith Lang are moving from Australia and joining Evernote …
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Frank McPherson / SocialTimes.com:
Evernote Acquires Skitch And Releases Skitch For Android
Discussion: Apps and Evernote Blogcast
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Key Patents for Multi-Touch Displays, MagSafe for Future iPad & More  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 20 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In our second granted patent report of the day we cover Apple's patents for integrating MagSafe …
Jonah Jones / Google LatLong:
Rain or shine, see the weather in Google Maps  —  Whether you're organizing a trip overseas or a picnic at a local park, knowing the weather forecast is a crucial part of the planning process.  Today, we're adding a weather layer on Google Maps that displays current temps and conditions around the globe …
CNET News:
Scoop: RIM in talks for BlackBerry music service  —  At a time when Research in Motion needs to sex itself up, the Canadian smartphone maker is in talks with the four largest record companies about launching a new music service to run on top of BlackBerry Messenger, the company's instant-messenger service, multiple sources told CNET.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Beware of Juice-Jacking  —  You're out and about, and your smartphone's battery is about to die.  Maybe you're at an airport, hotel, or shopping mall.  You don't have the power cable needed to charge the device, but you do have a USB cord that can supply the needed juice.
Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
Apple seeks ban on all Galaxy smartphones, tablets in EU  —  COMPUTERWORLD NETHERLANDS In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure  —  Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism.  When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue.
Bing:
Share your “where” with friends: Introducing the “We're In” app from Bing  —  Today we're happy to announce the release of the “We're In” app for Windows Phone.  —  We're In makes organizing get- together's, carpooling and trying to find people in a crowd a breeze.
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web:
With one click on YouTube you can now watch videos with your friends on Google+  —  In a Google+ status update, YouTube Product Manager Brian Glick revealed that you can now watch videos on YouTube in real-time with your friends via Google+ Hangout.  —  It works like this: Hit the “Share” …
Ercan Ersoy / Bloomberg:
Apple, Microsoft May Bid for 15 Million Turkish Tablets, AA Says  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. (INTC) may participate in the government's project to supply as much as 15 million tablet computers for school children over four years, state-owned Anatolia news agency said …
Spencer Ante / Digits:
College One-Stop Shop: Chegg Buys Web Tutoring Service  —  Online textbook rental and education service Chegg Inc. has acquired Web tutoring service Student of Fortune, Inc. for cash and company stock as the startup broadens its business to try to become a one-stop-shop for college students.
Discussion: VatorNews
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple to Advance their “Maps + Compass” Feature with Augmented Reality  —  On August 18, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple's “Map + Compass” iOS feature.  In the future, you'll be able to capture …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HubSpot Buys Social Media Management Platform And App Directory Oneforty  —  HubSpot has acquired social business management platform Oneforty.  —  Oneforty originally launched two years ago as an app store for Twitter, the startup undoubtedly filled a hole in the media platform.
DealBook:
Liberty Buys a Stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 Million  —  Liberty Media agreed on Thursday to buy a stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 million, but declined to buy the bookseller outright.  —  The announcement comes months after Liberty offered to buy 70 percent of Barnes & Noble for $17 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Hires Silicon Valley Tech Blogger Louis Gray as Google+ Evangelist  —  Notable Silicon Valley tech blogger and startup consultant Louis Gray is finally turning his passion for Google's products and services into a career.  Gray has just accepted the position of Product Marketing Manager …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years  —  January 19, 2011.  It's a day I'll always remember.  It's the day I finally got to destroy a Horcrux that had been bringing misery into my life: AT&T.  —  That's the day I finally cancelled my AT&T service …
Discussion: PC World, Techland, TUAW and Examiner
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Reid Hoffman Talks About LinkedIn and VC Life and Gives Five Tips to Start-Ups (Video)  —  Earlier this week, I got a chance to sit down with one of Silicon Valley's best known entrepreneurs and investors Reid Hoffman, who gave me his first interview after the IPO of LinkedIn.
 
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Google Motorola Deal Deadline Is February 2013
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
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Large ISPs Profit From BitTorrent Traffic, Study Finds
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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