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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.
Discussion: The Next Web
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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 …
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.
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
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”
Discussion: GigaOM and eWeek
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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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, Gawker and Softpedia News
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.
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.
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: Daring Fireball
Brent Simmons / inessential:
Google Reader and Mac/iOS RSS readers that sync  —  The recent announcement of changes coming for Google Reader worries me some.  Though I don't use Google Reader directly, I — like many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users — use RSS readers that sync via Google Reader.
Discussion: Epicenter and rc3.org, Thanks:steverubel
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.
Todd Haselton / BGR:
T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on November 2nd, SpringBoard on November 9th  —  T-Mobile recently published product pages with launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the T-Mobile SpringBoard.  The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on November 2nd and the SpringBoard will be available on November 9th.
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 …
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
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 …
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 and Electronista, Thanks:josh
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 …
Discussion: mocoNews
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Tango To Be Windows Phone/Mango's First Videocalling Service, Leapfrogging Skype  —  Microsoft has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, but startup Tango says it will be the first video-calling application on phones that run Microsoft's updated Windows Phone operating system …
Discussion: The Next Web
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Twitter and TV Get Close to Help Each Other Grow
Discussion: Twitter Blog, @sacca and The Next Web
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New Law Would Require Warrants for GPS Surveillance
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon patents gift cards that can tattle on what you buy
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Online gambling finds support in House
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Thanks:stiffjab
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Forges Joint Venture With South Korea's KT Corp., Raises $10 Million
Discussion: Tech in Asia
Lee Spears / Bloomberg:
Groupon IPO Said to Ask Triple Amazon's Price-to-Sales for 2012
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
Macworld Expo unveils new name, focus
 Earlier Items: 
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Wow: SoundHound powering 4M voice searches a day
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Gmail
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months