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6:25 PM ET, October 25, 2011


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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.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Nokia's new Windows Phones leak ahead of tomorrow's London debut  —  Several photos that give away key details about Nokia's new Windows Phone devices have hit the web today, less than 24 hours before Nokia is set to unveil the smartphones in London.  —  There is much anticipation …
Discussion: IntoMobile and The Next Web
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IBM Has a New CEO: Meet Virginia Rometty  —  Speculation has been running fairly consistent for awhile now that there would soon be a new CEO at IBM, as Sam Palmisano approached the company's typical retirement age.  Today the company's board of directors named Virginia Rometty …
Steven Levy /
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 …
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Taiwanese Animators Distill Steve Jobs' Bio Into 93 Seconds of Funny  —  Steve Jobs' ghost punches his younger self in NMA's most recent video.  Image: Next Media Animation  —  Those kooky Taiwanese animators from NMA.TV have reached a new high in campy 3D synthesis of real-world events …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M  —  Amazon reported third quarter earnings today.  Net income decreased 73% to $63 million in the third quarter, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $231 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in third quarter 2010.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:   Amazon predicts record Kindle sales, but says revenue will lag behind
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 /
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 …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JP Morgan: Kindle Fire expected to sell 5 million in Q4
The Asahi Shimbun:
Cyber-attack stole Mitsubishi warplane, nuke plant data  —  Sensitive information concerning vital defense equipment, such as fighter jets, as well as nuclear power plant design and safety plans, apparently was stolen from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. computers during a cyber-attack in August, sources said.
Clayton Morris / Fox News:
HP Testing Windows 8 on TouchPads  —  June 27, 2011: The HP TouchPad — a new tablet computer running Palm's WebOS operating system — is displayed in San Francisco.  —  Zombie tech?  —  The products you thought were dead at HP may not be quite dead just yet.
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashGear and
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Using Credit Cards to Target Web Ads  —  The two largest credit-card networks, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., are pushing into a new business: using what they know about people's credit-card purchases for targeting them with ads online.  —  Their plans, if implemented …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC may announce HTC Rezound on November 3rd in NYC, aims to Beats the Galaxy Nexus  —  If you're just waiting to blast some Beats audio-laden tunes from HTC's latest and greatest, November 3rd will probably be a good day for you.  That's the date on the invitations HTC just sent out to the media …
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 …
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.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM to release PlayBook OS 2.0 mid-February, still struggling with multi-device BBM support  —  BGR reported exclusive details of RIM's upcoming BBX-based smartphone code-named the BlackBerry Colt earlier this year, and we have since heard that there is going to be a big emphasis on video calling …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Maps officially arrives on iOS and Android, touts offline storage  —  Nokia Maps is still getting development love, despite the Finnish manufacturer pinning its smartphone hopes and dreams on Windows Phone.  The HTML5-powered maps are now willing to play ball with iOS and Android devices.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Reed Hastings Lays Out the Netflix Comeback Plan  —  Netflix wants investors to believe that it can restart its engine, which conked out yesterday.  And it wants customers to believe it will have stuff they want to watch, even though it is losing some prize jewels.  —  You'll forgive both groups if they're a tad skeptical.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Gmail  —  We wrote about receipt tracking service Slice a few months ago when the startup announced its $9.4 million Series A funding round from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and Rick Thompson.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gazelle: BlackBerry trade-ins at all time high  —  BlackBerry trade-ins on Gazelle's site.  —  Gadget buyer Gazelle, which purchases gadgets in return for cash, today said it's seen an 80 percent increase in BlackBerry trades since last week, up from record highs earlier this month.
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Every Android device now infringes Apple patent: Slide to unlock  —  Summary: Apple has received a confirmed patent for the “slide to unlock” control in use on every Android phone and tablet in existence.  —  Whatever your position is on patent infringement and the never-ending lawsuits in the mobile space …
Discussion: SlashGear and
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.
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Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
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Discussion: Pulse2 and TechCrunch
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
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Bluetooth 4.0 Becomes ‘Bluetooth Smart’ as iPhone 4S Creates New Opportunities
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Jobs Warned Cook Not to Try to Copy Him
Discussion: Business Insider and Bloomberg
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Here's how Apple could finally put the “TV” in Apple TV
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