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1:25 PM ET, November 2, 2011

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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.
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 …
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
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.
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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Jay Greene / CNET News:
How Microsoft decided to bet on Windows 8 for tablets  —  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 …
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.
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Bloomberg:   Groupon Seeks $11.4 Billion Market Value in Initial Offering
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
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
Kelly Clay / LockerGnome:
You Can Now Delete Your Klout Profile  —  Last week, Klout announced a new algorithm that drastically impacted Klout scores for thousands of users.  It was also discovered that Klout collects user data from social media users on Facebook who never opted-in to Klout.
Discussion: @jspepper and @qthrul, Thanks:lockergnome
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 …
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: TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:saravschulte
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 …
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 …
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Yahoo moving ahead with new products, despite its own turmoil  —  Yahoo's annual Product Runway, a peek at upcoming offerings from the Web giant, begins later this morning, despite ongoing corporate turmoil that could easily overshadow the event.  —  The September firing of chief executive Carol Bartz …
Discussion: @yahoo and Yodel Anecdotal
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Adobe Moves Deeper Into the Ad Business  —  Adobe is the company that powers much of the digital publishing world, and it's also the company behind Flash, the Web video standard.  And it's also the company that's quietly positioning itself to become a major player in Web advertising.
 
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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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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
GameStop's Android gaming tablets get official at 200 stores in soft launch
Discussion: Technologizer and GottaBeMobile
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
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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
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Alex Williams / ServicesANGLE:
Is Flipboard Building an HTML5 App?
Discussion: Robert Scoble and dailywireless.org, Thanks:klintron
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Researchers Flood Facebook With Bots, Collect 250GB Of User Data
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
MOG's Facebook users grow by 246% after its social integration
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New Android Market leaks, adds auto-download options
 

 
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