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8:20 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.
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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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.
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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Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Yahoo reinvents TV-tagging app IntoNow, releases it on the iPad
Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Debuts a More Personal Web With Its Fall Collection of Mobile and Social Products
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The End of the Credit Card?  —  A new app called Card Case foretells a world without cash and plastic.  —  Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter and CEO of Square  —  Getty Images.  —  Paying for stuff with your phone sounds awesome until you stop to think about it.
Discussion: Wired.com and iDownloadBlog.com
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
The curious case of Microsoft's stock  —  The following post is a meditation on a number of market dynamics.  It should not be treated as investment advice, as it isn't.  —  Microsoft's stock is trading at roughly the same level as it did in 1998.  Chew on that for a minute.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Rumor: Suppliers say Apple will overhaul all product lines in 2012  —  Apple is rumored to be planning a complete overhaul for each of its product lineups, including the iPad, iMac, iPhone and MacBook Air, next year, according to sources within the company's supply chain.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews  —  I began writing these Personal Technology columns 20 years ago, in October 1991, with the aim of reviewing computers and other digital products for average, mainstream users.  The first line of my first column was: “Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it's not your fault.”
Discussion: The Orange View and Technologizer
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)  —  Back in July, Jawbone did something puzzling.  The company, best known for its Bluetooth headsets, teased a photo of a colorful wristband called the Up — a deceptively simple thing …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Business Insider:
The Way Companies Are Getting Financed Is Completely Changing  —  This note is from BI Research, a new tech-industry intelligence service.  The service is currently in beta and free.  To learn more and sign up, please click here.  —  There are lots of trends people have been talking …
Discussion: Business Wire and TechCrunch
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 …
Tekla S. Perry / IEEE Spectrum:
The Reengineering of Facebook Messages  —  How do you completely redesign the software used by 750 million people—without hitting the pause button?  —  Upgrading any kind of software usually requires that its users stop using it, at least briefly, to enable the new software to replace …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo's Last Great Comeback Killed The Company  —  As Yahoo's board flails about trying to figure out a way to please angry shareholders, we decided to reach out to a former executive from Yahoo's last great era - back when Terry Semel was still hailed as a comeback CEO and Yahoo had a stock price above $40.
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
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: Inquirer, Macworld, Gadget Lab and @mathewi
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.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Updating live tiles without draining your battery … We all know that performance and battery life are critically important for a successful release of Windows, and your comments continue to emphasize these attributes.  @KISSmakesmeSMILE summed it up well by writing:
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.
Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM Open-Sources Potential “Internet of Things” Protocol  —  The openly stated goal from IBM is to produce a completely new World-Wide Web, one comprised of the messages that digitally empowered devices would send to one another.  It is the same Internet, but not the same Web.
Alex Heath / Cult of Mac:
Apple Updates iTunes Match and Adds Apple TV Support, Still Not Available to the Public  —  Apple has sent out an email to developers saying that iTunes Match has updated alongside the release of iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2.  The update includes a “number of important stability and performance improvements” …
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 …
 
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Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
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Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
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Eric Weigle / Google News Blog:
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Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
Has Carbonite had a privacy breach? I'm getting spam.
Thanks:richi
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Twitter quietly debuts new ‘Top News’ and ‘Top People’ search features
Discussion: Poynter and Mashable!
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
China: The New Mobile App Dragon