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10:05 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.
David Pierce / The Verge:   Gmail for iOS hands-on
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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.  —  “A small number of customers …
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 Beta: Multitasking Gestures for iPad 1, Battery Life Improvements  —  Apple just released iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers.  The build number of 5.0.1 is 9A402. … The last note about files addresses an iOS 5.0 issue raised by Marco Arment.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple fixes iPad 2 Smart Cover passcode security flaw with iOS 5.0.1
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” …
Discussion: PC World
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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.
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.
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Reuters:   Exclusive: Groupon IPO could price $1-$2 above range
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Flow iPhone App Brings Augmented Reality To Barcode Scanning And Product Search  —  Amazon subsidiary A9.com has just launched a new augmented reality iPhone app—Flow Powered by Amazon.  Flow uses augmented reality to help users explore and discover tens of millions of products …
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 …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
What's driving Hotmail's massive mobile adoption?  The iPhone  —  Well, you didn't see this coming, did you?  Hotmail, which due to some feat of magic remains the world's most popular webmail client, has exploded on Apple's mobile products since the introduction of the latest firmware edition, iOS 5.
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 …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Britain's $25 computer is coming by Christmas  —  Earlier this year British games pioneer David Braben surprised many people with the first appearance of the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost, open source computer aimed at children that he was helping to develop.  —  Now, six months on from that initial blitz …
Discussion: Geek.com, Raspberry Pi and Liliputing
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 …
Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
Has Carbonite had a privacy breach?  I'm getting spam.  —  Oh ****, where's all this spam coming from?  It looks like Carbonite, Inc. has been giving out customers' personal information.  The company's admitted giving my email address to a third party, despite promising that it wouldn't.
Thanks:richi
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Twitter quietly debuts new ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ search features  —  Twitter's web interface got a couple of nice new additions Wednesday, seemingly aimed at making it easier to find relevant content when conducting a search within the site.  —  For some users, Twitter's website …
Discussion: Mashable!
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Cisco Gen-Y study: Mobile devices valued more than higher salaries  —  Summary: New research reveals that Generation Y employees prefer device freedom over higher pay, and they would rather lose their wallets than their smartphones.  —  Last month, Cisco released the first chapter of its three-part Connected World Report.
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: CBS News and NBC Bay Area
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 …
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 …
Eric Weigle / Google News Blog:
Highlighting journalists on Google News  —  Great journalism takes more than facts and figures — it takes skilled reporters to knit together compelling stories.  Knowing who wrote an article can help readers understand the article's context and quality, see more articles by that person, and even interact directly with them.
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Truth About Amazon Publishing
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Judge allows Sprint to sue to block AT&T/ T-Mobile deal
Discussion: GigaOM, CNET News and Electronista
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
NetZero taps Clearwire to offer high-speed mobile broadband
Discussion: TechCrunch and Clearwire Newsroom
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloudera Founder Debuts Big Data Management And Analysis Platform WibiData With Backing From Eric Schmidt
Discussion: DBMS 2 and GigaOM
Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
Telefonica Czech Won't Sell Apple's iPhones, Hospodarske Says
Discussion: BGR, iPhone, iPhone Savior and 9to5Mac, Thanks:aharpaz
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Google gets second shot at federal cloud contract, faces uphill fight
Scott Thompson / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal: Innovating to Turn the Future of Shopping into a Reality
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:paypal
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
China: The New Mobile App Dragon
Discussion: paidContent, Digits and TechCrunch
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Steve Jobs Documentary to Air Tonight on PBS and UK's Channel 4
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Comcast slows bleeding on video customer losses, misses Q3 targets
Discussion: ZDNet
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!
Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Says Zuckerberg Deleted E-Mails After Suit
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How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet
 

 
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