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11:30 AM ET, October 26, 2011

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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Nokia Lumia 800 announced: an ‘evolved’ N9 with Windows Phone for €420  —  It's all come down to this.  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showed us his flagship Windows Phone over four months ago — a spitting image of our beloved Nokia N9 - and today we finally find out what's under the hood of the Sea Ray …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on  —  Stephen Elop has just announced the new Nokia Lumia 800?  Windows Phone smartphone on stage at Nokia World in London, and here's a bevy of shots and our thoughts before we dive into a full review nearer the phone's release in November.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Nokia's first Windows Phones: What's there, what's not  —  Summary: Here's what's here ... and not.. with the first two Windows Phones from Nokia that were unveiled at the opening day of the Nokia World trade show.  —  Nokia took the wraps off its first two Windows Phones at the opening day of its Nokia World conference.
Jack Dorsey / @jack:
Nokia: you make too many products. Focus on 3.
Discussion: Business Insider and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why Amazon Is Happy to Burn Money on the Kindle Fire  —  Yet another big name Internet stock got punished for missing Wall Street's expectations yesterday.  This time it was Amazon, which reported lower operating margins for Q3, and presumably more worrisome, the possibility of an operating loss in Q4.
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MG Siegler / parislemon:
The Key Difference Between Apple And Amazon Will Be Seen Next Quarter  —  Amazon is predicting record Kindle sales next quarter, just as Apple is predicting record iPhone and iPad sales next quarter.  But there's one key difference.  —  As a result of those record sales, Apple is predicting record revenue next quarter.
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon's Apple War Costs Investors $20B
Discussion: Business Insider and Betabeat
Dianne Straley / The Charlotte Observer:
Apple plans solar farm at data center site  —  Apple has quietly begun work on a solar farm that apparently could help power its sprawling data center in southern Catawba County.  Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope …
David J. Smith / Inside BlackBerry:
An Update on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0  —  We know that many of you are looking forward to BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0, and we wanted to provide you with an update on the progress that we're making.  —  As much as we'd love to have it in your hands today, we've made the difficult decision …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Sprint cuts third quarter losses; iPhone 4s launch best in its history  —  Summary: On the iPhone, Sprint said the device “resulted in Sprint's best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales” in its history.  —  Sprint reported a solid third quarter as the company added 1.3 million net subscribers including 304,000 postpaid.
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Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Clearwire Soars; Sprint Discloses Tentative Deal On LTE
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Nextdoor launches to bring your real neighborhood online  —  How well do you know your neighbors?  If you're like most people these days, probably not very well.  A recent study from Pew Research indicates that more than half of all Americans today know only some of their neighbors by name …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Steve Ballmer Staged An Emotional Event With Bill Gates To Keep Employees Happy, Says Book  —  Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee has a new tell-all autobiography out, and he has some juicy tales about his former employers.  —  According to CNET's Jay Greene, who pulled some of the best excerpts …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Testing An Expandable Timeline  —  Twitter is testing out new design changes which makes the main Twitter timeline expandable so that you can see media and related information right in the timeline instead of off to the side or clicking off to another page.
Fruzsina Eordogh / Daily Dot:
Anonymous plans three-pronged attack on November 5  —  November 5, known as Guy Fawkes Day in Britain, is a special day for Anonymous.  Their signature look is the Guy Fawkes mask made popular in the movie V for Vendetta, after all.  —  And this November 5, Anonymous is celebrating by saying …
Discussion: CNET News
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches To Public  —  Scrappy outsider startup Unthink.com, which bills itself as the “anti-Facebook,” is opening up its doors today, allowing in its first round of beta testers.  The Tampa-based company with $2.5 million in funding from DouglasBay Capital sees itself …
Electronista:
Condé Nast digital subs soar 268% after iPad gets Newsstand  —  Conde Nast credits iOS 5 to surge in reading  —  Condé Nast suggested on Tuesday that tablet magazines might have turned a corner with the launch of iOS 5.  Since the iPad received access to Newsstand …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Twitter and TV Get Close to Help Each Other Grow  —  Type the term “X Factor” into Twitter's search engine on a Tuesday or Wednesday night and within moments, hundreds of viewer compliments and complaints about the Fox television show of that name will appear.
Kristina Dell / Time:
Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice  —  In the fall of 2007, Marco Arment was working as lead developer at Tumblr, the social network and blogging platform, when he noticed that he kept losing the links to interesting stories that he didn't immediately have time to read.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Have it your way on Cheezburger with new personalized Web pages  —  The folks over at Cheezburger are masters of user-generated content — obtaining and showcasing funny photos and videos from the cat, dog and fail lovers who show up in droves every day.  But a new offering that quietly launched …
Joe Hewitt:
AirPlay TV  —  I've been reading a lot of speculation recently about what a future Apple TV might look like.  Not nearly enough of these analyses have talked about AirPlay.  It's clear to me that AirPlay would be so important to the Apple TV, you might as well call it AirPlay TV.
Discussion: LAUNCH and Daring Fireball
Rick Falkvinge / Falkvinge on Infopolicy:
OMGWTF: Passwords of 93,000 Politicians, Reporters, Bloggers Leaked  —  Sweden: In what is arguably the largest-scale security breach so far in Sweden that didn't come in the form of a parliamentary decision, a leak of 93,678 password-email combinations became public today.
Discussion: Naked Security
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Said to Plan ARM-Based Servers in Challenge to Intel: Tech  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), the largest computer maker, is planning to sell servers based on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) technology, two people familiar with the matter said, posing a challenge to Intel Corp. (INTC)'s dominance.
Discussion: Inquirer and TechEye
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Peter Thiel launches Breakout Labs to fund bold early-stage research  —  Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known for co-founding PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook, on Tuesday launched a new program called Breakout Labs aimed at funding cutting-edge, early-stage science and technology research ideas.
Discussion: ScienceInsider
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Steve Jobs and Me: A journalist reminisces  —  Fortune contributor Brent Schlender shares some of the stories and personal photographs he collected during more than two decades as Steve Jobs' chronicler and confidant.  —  Jobs' scribe: Schlender (left) interviewing Jobs at a Next company picnic
 
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Citrix claims it will make virtual desktops cheaper than real ones
Discussion: GigaOM
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft grants Australians the powers of Kinect voice and Zune music
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Unveils Wi-Fi U-verse Receiver - $50 (Plus Rental Fee), Available October 31
Discussion: AT&T and GigaOM
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Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying
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Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Tango To Be Windows Phone/Mango's First Videocalling Service, Leapfrogging Skype
Discussion: SlashGear, PhoneArena and The Next Web
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New Law Would Require Warrants for GPS Surveillance
Brent Simmons / inessential:
Google Reader and Mac/iOS RSS readers that sync
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire and Epicenter, Thanks:steverubel
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Every Android device now infringes Apple patent: Slide to unlock
Clayton Morris / Fox News:
HP Testing Windows 8 on TouchPads
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