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9:50 PM ET, October 27, 2011

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HP:
HP to Keep PC Division  —  Continued combination of HP and its Personal Systems Group expected to deliver greater customer and shareholder value  —  HP today announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and has decided the unit will remain part of the company.
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Interview: HP CEO Meg Whitman on Keeping the PC Business
Discussion: Deal Journal and Mashable!
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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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
NYT: Apple expected to release Siri-powered television by 2013
Discussion: GigaOM
Ronald Ho / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google+ is now available with Google Apps  —  Google Apps fans, today we're ready to add you to our circles.  Google+ makes sharing on the web more like sharing in the real world, and now Google+ is available to people who use Google Apps at college, at work or at home.
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and...  We think Google+ should get better every time you use it.  It's not enough to obsess over community feedback (which we do); we also need to surprise and delight you with constant improvements (which we also try and do).
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Google+ Resurrects Playback Feature From Wave, Renames It “Ripples”
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:   Google+ adds a boatload of new toys for the visually oriented
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]
Discussion: BetaNews, CNET News and Inquirer
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Windows Phone Apollo coming ‘middle of next year,’ says Nokia VP  —  A top Nokia exec just confirmed the much-rumored schedule for the next Windows Phone update, codenamed Apollo.  Michael Halbherr, Executive VP for Location and Commerce, told us that it'll launch in mid-2012 and be a …
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone Mango now available to 100% of all eligible devices
Discussion: Windows Phone Blog
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Yikes!  Motorola Shipped Just 100,000 Xoom Tablets Last Quarter  —  Motorola Mobility just announced its Q3 earnings, where it gave shipment numbers for its mobile devices.  —  Most notably, it only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets during the quarter.  (That's shipped not sold.)
Discussion: AllThingsD, Gizmodo, SlashGear and @asymco
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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.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
What Netflix effect?  Redbox will raise rates instead  —  Redbox was expected to be one of the big beneficiaries of Netflix's most recent price change.  But the effect of that change wasn't entirely apparent in Redbox's numbers, as parent Coinstar reported revenues Thursday just slightly above Wall Street consensus.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hell freezes over: Forrester urges IT to support the Mac  —  The voice of Windows in the enterprise discovers that Mac users are more productive  —  Click to enlarge.  —  That 41% of enterprises won't let Apple (AAPL) PCs anywhere near their computing services — not even e-mail or the Internet …
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo: Center of a Global Chess Game  —  Internet Company Explores a Tax-Free Way to Shed Foreign Investments  —  As Yahoo Inc. maps out its future, a new plan has emerged for the fate of its overseas investments, which are the critical part of any deal to sell the company.
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Reuters:   Yahoo, bidders at impasse over nondisclosure
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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Logitech Revue on sale promising ‘new & improved’ Google TV with Android 3.1, Market (Update: Logitech responds)  —  Well, well, what do we have here?  These Logitech Revue boxes just hit the sales floor of a major electronics retailer, prominently sporting “New & Improved: Google TV with Android 3.1 and Android Market” stickers.
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 …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
I Wouldn't Touch Groupon's Stock At The IPO Price With A 50-Foot Pole  —  Groupon management is out on its IPO roadshow, meeting privately with dozens of big institutional investors.  —  In a couple of weeks, at the end of the roadshow, Groupon's underwriters will take orders for the stock.
Discussion: Felix Salmon and ITworld.com
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Apple's ALAC codec is now open source  —  The big news today is that ALAC is now open source.  “Apple Lossless Audio Codec sources are available under the Apache license,” according to Mac OS Forge, and the project “contains the sources for the ALAC encoder and decoder.”
Discussion: MacRumors, MacNN and Daring Fireball
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Launches New High-End Product: Groupon Reserve  —  One of the biggest complaints users have had about Groupon is that the deals can be of low quality.  —  Today, they've launched a high-end service called Groupon Reserve that should address some of those critics.
Discussion: PC Magazine and SiliconFilter, Thanks:vacanti
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb:
Storify Update Feels Like a Cleaner Social News Experience  —  Today Storify launched its new editor interface, featuring slicker, easier-to-use tools for fast content curation.  —  The new foundation flip-flops the search and editor sides of the interface, and places a higher priority …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Sprint: Adding iPhones Actually Lightens Our Load  —  Is the iPhone more data efficient than its Android rivals?  Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says it is.  —  During an earnings call Wednesday, Hesse claimed iPhones use about half the network resources required by Android handsets …
Emily Steel / Digits:
U.S. Senator Wants Details on How MasterCard, Visa Use Customer Data  —  The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee asked top executives of Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. to detail how the companies collect and use information about customers, following a Wall Street Journal article detailing …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Codecademy Lands $2.5 Million From Investors  —  Codecademy, a Web site that teaches people how to program for free, just got a boost to its lesson plan: $2.5 million in venture financing.  —  On Thursday, the start-up announced that it raised a Series A round of cash from a bevy …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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