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4:30 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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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
It's Crunch Time for Nokia
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
Discussion: GigaOM and PC World
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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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 …
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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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
John Borthwick / THINK / Musings:
findings  —  Today at betaworks we are launching findings, a platform for sharing and discovering what people are reading.  You can see my bookshelf of what I'm reading here - this includes books as well as web pages from which I have clipped highlights that interest me.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Next Web
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.
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months  —  The number of U.S. government requests for data on Google users for use in criminal investigations rose 29 percent in the last six months, according to data released by the search giant Monday.
Amar Toor / Engadget:
ARM doubles Q3 profit, sees surge in revenue, is understandably pleased  —  The news just keeps getting better and better for ARM Holdings.  Today, the chip designer reported third quarter net profits of £31.5 million ($50.4 million), more than double the £14.8 million it reported during Q3 2010.
 
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Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Leonardo DiCaprio Follows Ashton Kutcher's Lead Into Startupland as a Tech Investor and Advisor
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gawker, DealBook and Mashable!
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Maps officially arrives on iOS and Android, touts offline storage
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM to release PlayBook OS 2.0 mid-February, still struggling with multi-device BBM support
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Data points to China as source of March RSA breach, wider attacks
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt
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Reuters:
Intel seeks industry effort to lower ultrabook prices
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hackers release data on ex-Treasury Secretary Rubin
Rocky Agrawal / reDesign:
Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
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Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Jobs Warned Cook Not to Try to Copy Him
Discussion: Business Insider and Bloomberg
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
The Dark Side Of Biometrics: 9 Million Israelis' Hacked Info Hits The Web
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