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6:20 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.
Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz / YDN Blog:
Yahoo! Announces Cocktails - Shaken, Not Stirred  —  Developers, time to geek out.  Yahoo! has been working behind the scenes for the past several months on an exciting new technology that we think will deeply impact the web developer community.  We call it “Cocktails” …
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Yahoo! Debuts a More Personal Web With Its Fall Collection of Mobile and Social Products  —  Prepare to discover, engage, and share digital experiences like never before.  Today we are launching a handful of new mobile, tablet, and PC experiences that get us closer to our promise of delivering a “personal Web” for you.
Yahoo! Advertising Blog:
It's Here: Download “Livestand,” Yahoo!'s Living Magazine App for iPads
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Breaking: Apple Confirms iOS 5 Bugs Causing Battery Issues for Some iPhones  —  Apple on Wednesday said it had found a few problems that are leading some iPhone customers to experience less-than-expected battery life with iPhones running its latest software.
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 Beta: Multitasking Gestures for iPad 1, Battery Life Improvements
Discussion: The Next Web and App Advice, Thanks:benpike
Bloomberg:
RIM's Stock Falls Below Book Value  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM)'s stock fell below its book value for the first time in nine years, a signal investors consider the BlackBerry maker to be worth less than the net value of its property, patents and other assets.
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.
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Reuters:   Exclusive: Groupon IPO could price $1-$2 above range
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 …
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Zachary Knight / Techdirt:   Angry Birds CEO At Peace With Chinese Counterfeit Merchandise
Philip Stone / Bookseller news:
Jobs biog sells 379,000 copies Stateside  —  Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed.  —  The $35 publication, published by Simon & Schuster in the US …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Steve Jobs Documentary to Air Tonight on PBS and UK's Channel 4  —  Last week, we noted that PBS is set to premiere a new documentary about Steve Jobs tonight, offering interviews with a number of prominent personalities with connections to Jobs.  The documentary will also include brief clips …
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CIO.com:
Video: The Steve Jobs '95 Interview, Unabridged
Discussion: Fortune, Thanks:oxenford
Donna Goodison / Boston Herald:
Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to return, pitch Facebook  —  Boston experts weren't surprised to hear that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is hoping to poach Hub engineers for his Silicon Valley social networking giant.  —  “If (Zuckerberg's) coming to Boston to recruit …
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and CBS News
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple loses iPad design lawsuit against small Spanish tablet computer maker NT-K  —  Talk about David defeating Goliath: a small Spanish tablet computer maker named Nuevas Tecnologías y Energías Catalá from the Valencia region has successfully defended its Android-based tablet computers …
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)
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 …
Scott Thompson / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal: Innovating to Turn the Future of Shopping into a Reality  —  I'm here in New York for the official opening of our Shopping Showcase.  Take a look at our space in TriBeCa—it brings to life how we're working with retailers to define the future of commerce.
Discussion: Mobilized, Thanks:paypal
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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.
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Angie's List Sets Price Range For IPO At $11 To $13 Per Share; Valued At Over $600M  —  Angie's List, which offers consumers a way to review and rate doctors, contractors and service companies on the Web, has just set the terms for its IPO.  In a new filing, the company revealed that it aims …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google gets second shot at federal cloud contract, faces uphill fight  —  One year ago, Google sued the US Department of the Interior because it felt slighted over the agency's wanting to use Microsoft's cloud instead of Google Apps.  Google's lawsuit has earned it a second chance …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloudera Founder Debuts Big Data Management And Analysis Platform WibiData With Backing From Eric Schmidt
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, GigaOM and DBMS 2
Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
Telefonica Czech Won't Sell Apple's iPhones, Hospodarske Says
Discussion: iPhone Savior, iPhone and BGR, Thanks:aharpaz
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Twitter quietly debuts new ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ search features
Discussion: TechCrunch
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
China: The New Mobile App Dragon
Discussion: Digits, TechCrunch and paidContent
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones
Discussion: PC Magazine, msnbc.com and ReadWriteWeb
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft goes HTML5 with new Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps
Discussion: Bing
Ouriel / Appsfire Blog:
Dear Apple, it's about time for a Game Store
Discussion: Business Insider and GigaOM
Kelly Clay / LockerGnome:
You Can Now Delete Your Klout Profile
Discussion: @jspepper, Thanks:lockergnome
Jay Greene / CNET News:
How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Could Google TV get its Kindle Fire moment?
Discussion: 9to5Google
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