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1:45 AM ET, November 3, 2011

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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.
Discussion: Guardian, Engadget, The Next Web and Mashable!, Thanks:benpike
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
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
Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
My offer to Google Reader  —  Like many others, I was curious when Google announced that it would be revamping the Google Reader UI and refactor its social components into Google Plus.  To that end, I wrote a brief blog post about what I felt would be a better alternative to stripping out Google Reader's social functionality.
Discussion: 9to5Google and Daring Fireball
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, Now a Book Lender  —  Kindle Owners Who Subscribe to Prime Service Will Be Able to Borrow E-Titles  —  As the e-reader and tablet wars heat up, Amazon.com Inc. is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices …
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Apple to require sandboxing in Mac App Store apps as of March 2012  —  Apple sent an email to registered developers today that's bound to ruffle some feathers — again.  As of March 2012, Apple will require all apps submitted to the Mac App Store to implement sandboxing.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Truth About Amazon Publishing  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) isn't exactly lacking for praise these days, and much of it is deserved.  The company has revolutionized digital publishing: Its Kindle sparked the e-book boom, its e-bookstore has the widest selection of titles online …
Discussion: CNET News and @mathewi
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.
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.
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider:
Is Apple Preparing An All-Out Onslaught Against Dropbox?  —  If you place files inside a hidden Mobile Documents folder on your Mac, these files will sync immediately to all of your other Apple devices and Macs, MacWorld discovered.  —  This file-syncing solution is meant only for apps that utilize iCloud's …
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
Slate 2: HP tries tablets again with Windows, Swype, and a stylus for $699  —  If you had asked us six months ago which tablet HP would still be making come November — the TouchPad or the Slate — the obvious answer would have been the TouchPad.  But just as HP's exiting the webOS hardware business …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin Leads $7M Round In Scanning And Product Search App ShopSavvy  —  Barcode scanning and product search app ShopSavvy has raised $7 million in new funding led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin with Brad Martin (Former CEO of retailer Saks Fifth Avenue), James Bailey, and participating.
Discussion: VentureBeat and AllThingsD
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.
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 …
Chris Stevens / Fast Company:
Striking It Rich In The App Store: For Developers, It's More Casino Than Gold Mine  —  For every developer making millions in Apple's app store, there are thousands who've had their dreams smashed into a million little pixels.  What makes the App Store so popular with developers—and how can you succeed?
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.
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 …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Android phone repair cost telcos billions: study  —  (Reuters) - Fitting older versions of Google's Inc popular Android software to cheaper cellphones could send the repair costs of global telecoms operators up as much as $2 billion, a study by wireless services firm WDS showed.
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 …
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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Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Judge allows Sprint to sue to block AT&T/ T-Mobile deal
Discussion: Electronista, GigaOM and CNET News
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
NetZero taps Clearwire to offer high-speed mobile broadband
Discussion: TechCrunch and Clearwire Newsroom
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Britain's $25 computer is coming by Christmas
Discussion: Geek.com, Raspberry Pi and Liliputing
Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
Has Carbonite had a privacy breach? I'm getting spam.
Thanks:richi
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloudera Founder Debuts Big Data Management And Analysis Platform WibiData With Backing From Eric Schmidt
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Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
Telefonica Czech Won't Sell Apple's iPhones, Hospodarske Says
Discussion: BGR, iPhone Savior and 9to5Mac, Thanks:aharpaz
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Cisco Gen-Y study: Mobile devices valued more than higher salaries
Donna Goodison / Boston Herald:
Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to return, pitch Facebook
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and CBS News
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Twitter quietly debuts new ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ search features
Discussion: Mashable!
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
China: The New Mobile App Dragon
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Angie's List Sets Price Range For IPO At $11 To $13 Per Share; Valued At Over $600M
 

 
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