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8:35 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.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
What to expect from Nokia World
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Nokia's new Windows Phones leak ahead of tomorrow's London debut
Discussion: ZDNet and The Next Web
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.
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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Amazon Is Making ‘Millions More’ Kindle Fires Than Originally Expected After Huge Demand  —  Amazon is ramping up production on its new Kindle Fire tablet after seeing a huge demand, according to the company's earnings report.  —  In a statement, Jeff Bezos said Kindle Fire pre-orders …
Discussion: GeekWire
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amazon predicts record Kindle sales, but says revenue will lag behind
Discussion: parislemon
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 …
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Jessi Hempel / Fortune:   IBM's new chief: “Don't accept inevitable”
Journalism.org:
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
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 …
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
The Apple-fication of everything  —  One of the best things about Steve Jobs' return to Apple — which will live on and benefit society long after Jobs' death — is how he basically spent the last 14 years teaching thousands of Apple employees to have incredibly high standards and to build amazing products.
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Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Brave New Thermostat: How the iPod's Creator Is Making Home Heating Sexy
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 …
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 MobileBurn.com
Patrick Bisch / pinglio:
Twitter Quietly Rolls Out New Timeline Update [Updating]  —  It seems Twitter is quietly rolling out a much-needed update to its Timeline feature.  The new Timeline allows users to click individual tweets to expand conversations, media, and RTs.  Alternatively, when hovering over a tweet …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web, Thanks:pinglio
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Thanks:josh
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
Groupon Loves Satire.  Except When It's About Their IPO  —  Groupon is known for its wacky irreverence.  But the company's lawyers apparently don't appreciate when the wackiness is at their expense.  —  Online retailer Cat5 Commerce created a website poking fun at Groupon and its troubled IPO.
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 …
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: Android Phone Fans and PhoneArena
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, MC Hammer And Others Endorse SF Mayoral Candidate Ed Lee In Amazingly Silly Video  —  Good morning everybody.  In case you needed a reason to stare at your computer screen dumbfounded for a few minutes, here is an amazing video, financed by tech titans Ron Conway and Sean Parker …
Discussion: CNET News, Uncrunched and techPresident
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 …
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 …
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.
Lee Spears / Bloomberg:
Groupon IPO Said to Ask Triple Amazon's Price-to-Sales for 2012  —  Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) — Groupon Inc. is seeking a valuation of about 5 times projected 2012 sales in its initial public offering, people familiar with the plans said, making it three times more expensive than Amazon.com Inc.
Discussion: Reuters
 
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