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2:00 PM ET, November 2, 2011

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Matthew Izatt / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch  —  Waiting.  Walking.  Watching TV.  Working out.  Winding down.  Waking up.  We check email pretty much everywhere these days.  And when we do, we want easy access to our important messages so we can respond quickly and get back to life …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
New Gmail App For iPhone Is Unusable, Shows Errors Upon Launch  —  Well, that was a big disappointment.  Google just unveiled its first native application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch this morning, and the app is a mess.  It's unusable.  It doesn't even launch properly, displaying an error message upon startup.
Josh Rosenthall / Edible Apple:
Samsung to depose Jony Ive and other Apple designers by December 1, 2011  —  By Josh Rosenthall:  —  Apple and Samsung's US-based litigation on track for trial in July 2012.  That being the case, depositions of some of Apple's key iPhone inventors will be taking place relatively soon.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Groupon Set to Price Its IPO Tomorrow, Go Public Friday  —  According to sources close to the situation, daily deals site Groupon is planning on pricing its IPO tomorrow and officially becoming a public company Friday, listing on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GRPN.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Bloomberg:   Groupon Seeks $11.4 Billion Market Value in Initial Offering
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Beats Estimates, Posts Another Sales Ad Increase  —  Here's a first look at AOL Q3 earnings: Revenue of $532 million an earnings loss of $0.02 per share; Wall Street estimates for the company tend to be all over the map but Yahoo Finance thinks the consensus was $524 million and a loss of $0.06 per share.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: AOL's Tim Armstrong Says He Doesn't Want a Yahoo Deal (Video)
Discussion: Mixed Media
CIO.com:
Video: The Steve Jobs '95 Interview, Unabridged  —  Computerworld — In 1995, Steve Jobs was on the cusp of middle age — 40 years old — when he sat down for an extensive and revealing one-on-one interview by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation as part of an oral history project.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Steve Jobs Documentary to Air Tonight on PBS and UK's Channel 4
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
With Card Case, Square launches hands free payments on iPhone  —  Square is making its Card Case digital wallet app hands-free, enabling users to walk into a store and pay without ever pulling out their smartphone.  They just say their name and order.  —  With Card Case version 1.1 for iPhone …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
New Apple Store app launches Thursday; here's how it will change Apple's retail operations  —  While information about Apple's new iOS app and retail plans have leaked out in various forms over the past few weeks, we now have the whole story thanks to a trusted source.
Jay Greene / CNET News:
How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet  —  Microsoft's Michael Angiulo (left) and Steven Sinofsky show off Windows 8 at the company's Build conference in September.  —  Pitting product groups against one another is almost as much a part of Microsoft's culture as complaining …
Carolyn H. / Inside BlackBerry:
BBM Music is here for BlackBerry smartphones!  —  Inside BlackBerry® Blog readers!  We've got a new post for you from Sonia, announcing yet another great app for #TeamBlackBerry...read on for more!  - Ed.  —  The BBM™ Music app is finally here, and will be available …
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Julian Assange loses extradition appeal  —  High court judges rule the WikiLeaks founder should face accusations of rape in Sweden  —  The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has lost his high court appeal against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Could Google TV get its Kindle Fire moment?  —  Google started to distribute version 2.0 of its Google TV software this past weekend.  One feature of the new version hasn't gotten much press yet, even though it could be key for the future of both Google TV and the connected TV space in general …
Discussion: 9to5Google
Maria Pila / SiliconANGLE:
Angry Birds Flies Past 500M Downloads, Drives Gaming Innovation  —  Mobile gaming firm Rovio said on Wednesday that its hit game Angry Birds had reached a record 500 million downloads in less than two years since its launch.  —  Unlike most mobile-game crazes, Angry Birds …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon Roadmap: Galaxy Nexus Appears Headed for Release Just After Black Friday (Updated)  —  We just received word from multiple sources that Verizon is targeting the week of or just after Black Friday for the launch of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Says Zuckerberg Deleted E-Mails After Suit  —  Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — Paul Ceglia, the New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg's holdings, asked a judge to sanction Zuckerberg for allegedly destroying e-mail messages related to their dispute.
Discussion: Pulse2
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft goes HTML5 with new Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps  —  Microsoft is pushing out new Bing for Mobile apps this week that are built on HTML5 and blend the best of native apps with a robust mobile web experience.  Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps will allow user to get a consistent experience across …
Discussion: Bing and WebProNews
Ouriel / Appsfire Blog:
Dear Apple, it's about time for a Game Store  —  Open the App store right now.  —  Take a look at the top 25 free apps right now.  Look carefully.  Yes, most of them are games.  —  In the screenshot below taken a couple of days ago 15 of the top 25 apps are games. 1 category for more than half of the hits.
Discussion: GigaOM
Wall Street Journal:
Big Brands Like Facebook, But They Don't Like to Pay  —  Everybody wants to be liked.  The question for Facebook Inc. is how much advertisers are willing to pay for the opportunity.  —  The centerpiece of Ford Motor Co.'s online campaign for the 2012 Focus was a free Facebook page hosted …
Business Week:
Asana: Dustin and Justin's Quest for Flow  —  Two ex-Facebookers say their new software can make getting things done as addictive as wasting time on a certain social network  —  Left to right: Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein  —  Robyn Twomey for Bloomberg Businessweek
Discussion: VatorNews, Bits, TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:saravschulte
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones  —  The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app to their phone nearly doubled in the past two years - rising from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011 - according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, paidContent and msnbc.com
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Liveblogging Yahoo's Product Runway: Are You In or Out?  —  I am here at Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, Ca. to check out “Product Runway,” which is the Silicon Valley Internet giant's attempt to show that it can still innovate.  —  First and foremost is the launch of Livestand …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Type of Companies That Publish Future Concept Videos  —  Joey deVilla, defending Microsoft's “Future Visions” concept video: … DeVilla isn't the only one who accused me of Apple-biased hypocrisy regarding my stance on Microsoft's “Future Visions” vs. Apple's “Knowledge Navigator”.
Tom Loftus / Digits:
The Long Haul to Capitalizing on Web Trends  —  Web companies often upend industries.  But they can labor for years to fully make money on their revolutions.  —  Take Google Inc. When the Internet titan came onto the scene in the 1990s, the company first focused on building technologies …
Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
Anonymous Cancels Operation Cartel as Los Zetas Track Hacktivists  —  Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous who threatened to post identifying information online about the civilian associates of Los Zetas, one of Mexico's most powerful and violent drug cartels, have backed down just days …
Gina Chon / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Investor Pitch  —  Yahoo Inc. is pitching private-equity firms on an arrangement in which they could take a minority stake in the Internet company while effectively gaining control, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The “leveraged recapitalization” idea is one of several options …
Bloomberg:
Sony Forecasts $1.2B Full-Year Loss  —  Sony Corp. (6758), Japan's largest consumer- electronics exporter, forecast a 90 billion-yen ($1.2 billion) annual loss after slashing television sales targets and the yen reached a postwar high.  —  The company scrapped its prediction …
 
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Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Leading PC makers confirm: no Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Adobe Moves Deeper Into the Ad Business
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
GameStop's Android gaming tablets get official at 200 stores in soft launch
Discussion: Technologizer and GottaBeMobile
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
PayPal softens its stance on NFC as it pitches retailers
Discussion: mocoNews and Gizmodo
Amar Toor / Engadget:
ST-Ericsson's NovaThor to power Nokia's Windows Phone devices, loosens Qualcomm's grip
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Kill Switch  —  The so-called PROTECT IP act, sequel …
Steve Blank:
Steel In Their Eyes - Why VC's Should Be Startup CEO's
Discussion: A VC
Alex Williams / ServicesANGLE:
Is Flipboard Building an HTML5 App?
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Researchers Flood Facebook With Bots, Collect 250GB Of User Data