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2:25 PM ET, October 27, 2011

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Nick Bilton / Bits:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
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David Coursey / Forbes:   Will Siri Drive New Big Screen Apple TV?
Michael Degusta / the understatement:
Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support  —  The announcement that Nexus One users won't be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google's support of their devices.  I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:   Android fragmentation gets visualized [infographic]
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Flex it, baby!  Nokia's new interface is seriously twisted  —  The Nokia kinetic device scrolls through photos and music playlists when its edges are twisted.  —  LONDON—Multitouch revolutionized user interfaces, and if Nokia researchers get their way, a mobile device that's sensitive …
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Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
Sony: We're phasing out feature phones  —  And buying webOS?  —  Sony has revealed that it is to phase out feature phones and concentrate on smartphones in the future.  The Japanese giant has very recently announced its acquisition of the Ericsson part of Sony Ericsson, and with the buy out …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Sony Will Buy Out Ericsson's Stake In Sony-Ericsson Mobile For $1.47 Billion
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
What does Sony control of Sony Ericsson really mean?
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it  —  This might be as close as we're going to get to a time machine.  Unless they're working on that, too.  —  Microsoft this morning is premiering a new video that shows how the company believes technology is poised to evolve …
Moira Herbst / Reuters:
RIM hit with consumer lawsuits over BlackBerry outage  —  (Reuters) - Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month.  —  The system-wide failure of the service …
David Heath / iTWire:
The truth about Steve Jobs' number plate  —  The stories about the complete lack of a number plate on Steve Job's car are many and varied.  But we can finally reveal the truth.  —  iTWire had the good fortune this morning to spend an hour with Jon Callas, CTO of Entrust …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
iPad 3's dense display a challenge for manufacturers  —  Apple Retina Display.  —  The 10-inch-class screen on Apple's upcoming iPad 3 will be one of its most remarkable features.  But getting to the higher resolutions is a big step, according to a source who spoke to CNET.
Bloomberg:
Chinese Military Suspected in Hacker Attacks on U.S. Satellites  —  Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) — Computer hackers, possibly from the Chinese military, interfered with two U.S. government satellites four times in 2007 and 2008 through a ground station in Norway, according to a congressional commission.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Developers: Your Google Maps API Free Riding Days Are Over  —  Months after warning developers it would happen, the Google Developer team announced tonight that the era of unlimited Google Maps usage for free is officially over.  Developers whose apps load more than 25,000 basic maps …
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Dropbox woos business users with new Teams service  —  Dropbox is trying to capture more business customers with a new service that lets corporate employees share and sync documents.  —  The new Dropbox for Teams works the same way as the free Dropbox service, allowing people to save files …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Google+ now available to Google Apps customers, migration coming soon  —  You've waited and you've wanted and now it's finally here.  Google Apps accounts are now available to Google+, according to a post on the Google Enterprise blog. … The administrator for your domain will need to enable …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Andreessen Horowitz Raising Huge New $900 Million Fund III  —  You can't accuse Andreessen Horowitz of spending money too slowly.  Their first fund, $300 million, was raised in 2009 and was promptly invested in companies like Skype and Fusion.io.  In late 2010 they raised Fund II …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Possible Signs Of Google Music Store Found In Android Market  —  To add a little more screencap credence to reports that Google will be launching its own Music Download Store within the next couple of weeks, people who attempt to access music.google.com from their Android phones are presented …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
SoundCloud Lands on the iPad, Waits for Other Music Services to Join It There  —  SoundCloud, the buzzy music-sharing service/utility, has arrived on the iPad, via a new free app.  If you're one of the 3.7 million people who have downloaded one of the company's iOS, Android or Mac apps …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Paid More Than $1.4B for 57 Acquisitions in 2011  —  Google acquired a whopping 57 companies of various assets through September, according to an SEC filing.  With three months left to go in the year, anyone want to guess what else is on the radar?  —  Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple now has $81.5B in cash, 13.2M sq. ft. of facilities and 60K employees  —  Apple today filed its Form 10-K with the SEC that discloses information to stockholders and the commission.  In an amongst the normal legal statements there were a few interesting facts.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Google Declines To Remove Police Brutality Videos, Still Complies With 63% Of Gov't Takedown Requests  —  What happens when you're the de facto distribution platform for something like Occupy Wall St and other events that run afoul of the police?  Well, you end up getting …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Close to Announcing Video ‘Channels’  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube is expected to announce as early as next week that it has signed a slew of partnerships with media companies and well-known personalities to produce original content for the popular video website, said people familiar with the matter.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Corning's new Lotus Glass promises higher-resolution displays, more  —  Corning, the developers of Gorilla Glass, announced the launch of a new display material named Lotus Glass for use with LCD and OLED screens today in a press release.  The company says Lotus Glass has more …
Richard Orange / Telegraph:
Facebook to build server farm on edge of Arctic Circle  —  Facebook is to build a multi-million ‘mini town’ on the edge of the Arctic circle to house all its computer servers, which would us as much electricity as a town of 50,000 people.  —  Luleå is situated at the northern tip of the Baltic Sea …
 
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