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8:20 AM ET, October 28, 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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Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Whitman: HP will be in the tablet business with Windows 8, long term decision about webOS coming  —  Brand new HP CEO Meg Whitman announced a final decision to keep the company's Personal Systems (PSG) Group today, however, she also shared a bit about HP's tablet and webOS plans.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
HP to hold on to PC division - but sources say it will finally kill webOS
Discussion: T3 News and Engadget
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Interview: HP CEO Meg Whitman on Keeping the PC Business
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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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Here's why Apple's TV needs to be an actual television, and not just a cheap add-on box  —  One of the most frequently asked (and smartest) questions about the supposedly forthcoming Apple television is: Why does it need to be an actual TV set?  Why can't it just be an accessory like today's $99 Apple TV thing?
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Daring Fireball
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
A voice-controlled future is finally upon us
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
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.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:   Using Google+ for Google Apps? Your admin has access to all of your data
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Samsung Beats Apple, Becomes World No. 1 in Smartphone Sales  —  Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) — Samsung Electronics Co. overtook Apple Inc. in the last quarter to become the world's largest smartphone vendor amid a widening technology and legal battle between the two companies.
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Gates to students: Don't try to be a billionaire, it's overrated  —  Bill Gates made a rare appearance at the University of Washington this afternoon, talking about how qualitative and measurable advances in technology are coming together for major advances in some of the area he cares …
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Bill Gates On “The Miracle Of Availability” And Applying Computer Science To The World
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
“Batch” May Be The Perfect Mobile Photo Sharing App (No, Seriously)  —  A few months ago Daily Booth CEO Brian Pokorny told me that most of his team was working on a second product.  “What is it?”  I asked, “A mobile photo sharing app?”  —  I was joking, because everyone and their mother seemed …
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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Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Microsoft holding Windows Phone ‘backstage’ event Nov. 7
Discussion: Electronista, Neowin.net and WinRumors
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).
CNET News:
Apple contacts man whose home was searched by employees  —  A San Francisco man whose home was searched by Apple security officials hunting for an unreleased iPhone is in discussions with the computer maker, his attorney said.  —  Two Apple employees claimed they traced the errant device …
Discussion: MacNN and MacDailyNews
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's ‘Slide to Unlock’ patent worries Taiwanese government, forces investigation  —  Apple's recent success in patenting the ‘Slide to Unlock’ gesture used on its iOS devices has the Taiwanese government worried, causing the country's Premier (Prime Minister), Wu Den-yih …
Discussion: Focus Taiwan and MacDailyNews
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.
Discussion: Electronista
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Reuters:
Yahoo, bidders at impasse over nondisclosure
Discussion: CNET News and DealBook
Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: First Pictures of the DROID4 by Motorola  —  Keyboard lovers, get ready - the DROID4 by Motorola is coming and according to our sources, has the best slideout they have “ever seen on a smartphone.”  In this set of glamour shots we received, you can get a taste for what's to come …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Samsung makes Galaxy Nexus release date official, available in the UK on November 17th  —  October's dizzying spate of high-end smartphone announcements gave us plenty of pizzazz, but not much in the way of release date meat.  Well, that's about to change for those of you craving an Ice Cream Sandwich delight across the pond.
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.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Using Task Manager with 64+ logical processors … We talked about the new Task Manager in a previous post, and many of you have installed the Developer Preview and seen it for yourself.  There was some interest on this topic so we thought we would take a moment to quickly share with you a feature …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet  —  Many internet users in the United States have watched with horror as countries like France and Britain have proposed or instituted so-called “three strikes” laws, which cut off internet access to those accused of repeated acts of copyright infringement.
Discussion: CNET News and Boing Boing, Thanks:mathewi
 
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Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Apple's ALAC codec is now open source
Discussion: Electronista
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Launches New High-End Product: Groupon Reserve
Discussion: PC Magazine, Street Fight and SiliconFilter, Thanks:vacanti
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Emily Steel / Digits:
U.S. Senator Wants Details on How MasterCard, Visa Use Customer Data
Discussion: FM Blog
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Presents a New iPad Gesturing-Based Video Editing Toolbar
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