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3:20 PM ET, October 25, 2011

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How People Use Tablets And What It Means For The Future Of News  —  Eighteen months after the introduction of the iPad, 11% of U.S. adults now own a tablet computer of some kind.  About half (53%) get news on their tablet every day, and they read long articles as well as get headlines.
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Study: Tablet Users Love to Read the News, Still Reluctant to Pay for It
Discussion: GigaOM and PC World
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Exclusive: Nokia to launch Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones [pics]  —  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will introduce at least two Nokia Windows Phones tomorrow morning.  —  WinRumors has learned that the company is planning to make the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices available in November following an announcement at Nokia World on Wednesday.
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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
It's Crunch Time for Nokia
Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Brave New Thermostat: How the iPod's Creator Is Making Home Heating Sexy  —  “You're going to built a what?”  —  That's what Tony Fadell's wife, Dani, said to him in 2009 when he told her his idea for a new company.  Fadell is one of the most sought-after talents in the world of gadgetry …
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project.  —  Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition …
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Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
IPads Change Economics, and Speed, of Hotel Wi-Fi  —  IF, like me, you have been complaining about unusually poor Internet service in hotel rooms lately, the hotels have a good explanation.  —  Largely because of the broad use of iPads and other mobile tablets, which are heavy users of video streaming …
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Will Become To The Video Industry What The iPod Was To The Music Industry  —  Over the past five years, very few companies have single handily help jump-start the streaming media industry and propelled the market forward as a whole.  Looking back, companies like YouTube …
Discussion: Bits and Connected Planet Online, Thanks:danrayburn
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Life and Times of Windows XP  —  If you'd been alive in 1924 and had enjoyed the comedy stylings of a young Vaudevillian named George Burns, you never would have believed he'd still be packing them in seventy years later.  In 1963, you might have dug the music that Mick Jagger …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to a Next Generation Microstrip Styled Cellular Antenna for Future MacBooks, iWatch and Beyond  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 13 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  This morning's first granted patent report covers …
Reuters:
Netflix plummets on weak outlook, downgrades  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's shares plunged almost 40 percent on Tuesday and were set to open at their lowest level since March last year, a day after the movie rental company warned of higher subscriber attrition and mounting costs.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
ABI: Tablet shipments exploded in Q2 to surpass netbooks for the first time  —  Global tablet sales into channels exploded in the second quarter of 2011 to surpass netbooks for the first time in the emerging category's young history.  Market research and intelligence firm ABI Research determined …
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt  —  Several sources close to CBS Interactive tell us that CNET is not in talks to buy gadget news site gdgt, shooting down a report that a buy is imminent.  —  One source said that CNET hadn't even approached gdgt for a round of talks.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week
Discussion: Pulse2, @peterrojas, @ryan and TechCrunch
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Gives Chrome Web Store A Welcome New Lick Of Paint  —  Looks like Google this morning rolled out a brand new design for its Chrome Web Store, and it's a major improvement.  —  The updated Web app marketplace, first released in December 2010, is all about the software, now boasting large squares with attractive app visuals.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Bluetooth 4.0 Becomes ‘Bluetooth Smart’ as iPhone 4S Creates New Opportunities  —  Following the debut of the iPhone 4S as the first phone to support the Bluetooth 4.0 standard, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has begun promoting the technology under the new “Bluetooth Smart” marketing term.
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and brand vendors  —  Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3. - which will add complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines and relatively generate significant extra cost, is raising controversy between notebook ODMs …
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Jobs Warned Cook Not to Try to Copy Him  —  Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) — When Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the microphone at a memorial tribute to Steve Jobs at the company's campus last week, he shared a piece of advice Jobs gave him before his death on Oct. 5.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Business Insider
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Meg Whitman joins Zaarly's board, company gets $14M from Kleiner Perkins  —  Mobile marketplace Zaarly announced today that Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman is joining its board of directors, and that it's getting a $14 million investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
ViewSonic rolls out $200 ViewPad 7e Android tablet  —  We've already seen it available for pre-order at Amazon and spent a bit of time with it ourselves last month, but ViewSonic's only just now officially getting its ViewPad 7e Android tablet out the door.  It'll be available by the end …
 
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Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Taiwanese Animators Distill Steve Jobs' Bio Into 93 Seconds of Funny
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Data points to China as source of March RSA breach, wider attacks
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U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months
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