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10:05 PM ET, November 3, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Breaking: Groupon Prices at $20 a Share; More Than 10x Oversubscribed, So It Adds 5M More Shares  —  Groupon has priced it shares for its public offering at $20 a share, several dollars above the expected price range.  —  The offering for the daily deal site — which has had a controversial IPO process …
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Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:
Giving you fresher, more recent search results  —  Search results, like warm cookies right out of the oven or cool refreshing fruit on a hot summer's day, are best when they're fresh.  Even if you don't specify it in your search, you probably want search results that are relevant and recent.
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:   Google Launches Major Update that Will Impact 1 Out of 3 Searches
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Updated: Siri goes down for iPhone 4S owners across the country  —  Siri, Apple's new voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, is apparently suffering from an outage, which has rendered it useless for many iPhone owners.  The outage began at around 11 am PST today.
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@venturebeat:   Siri's back after a long outage!
Darren Murph / Engadget:
B&N launching Nook Tablet for $249 on November 16th, and we've got the dirty details  —  Sitting down?  Good.  Come November 16th, Amazon's Kindle Fire will have company.  We've wrapped our paws around a stash of documents confirming the impending launch of the first bona fide tablet in the Nook line …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
APPLE: The Kindle Fire Is Good For Us Because It's More Android Fragmentation  —  Apple executives are saying that the low priced Kindle Fire could actually be a good thing for the iPad because it introduces another level of fragmentation in the Android platform.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's Android fragmentation, Kindle Fire case: Does the argument hold up?
Discussion: BGR, 9to5Google, GottaBeMobile and ZDNet
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose's Oink Hits The App Store  —  Oink, the first app from Milk, Kevin Rose's startup lab is now available in iTunes.  Oink is an app that lets you rate things at different places, and uses social reputation to help others figure out who to trust about what topics.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Exclusive: Apple Vice President of Global Security John Theriault departs company following lost iPhone 4S investigation  —  A sizable amount of Apple senior executives have left the company this year, with the latest being Apple's Vice President of Global Security.
Discussion: The Next Web
Wall Street Journal:
Google Ponders Pay-TV Business  —  Pilot Project in Kansas City Would Rival Cable, Satellite  —  Internet giant Google Inc. is considering a plan to offer paid cable-TV services to consumers, a move that could unleash a new wave of competition within the traditional TV business.
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider:
Here's A Sneak Peek At Sparrow For iPhone, The Gmail App Google Should've Made  —  We previously reported that Dominique Leca was working on a secret iPhone version of his brilliant Sparrow For Mac email app, and today, we finally have some more details.  —  After Google released …
Eric Rosenblum / Google Mobile Blog:
A new Android app for Google Offers  —  Today we're announcing our new Google Offers mobile app, that allows you to discover, buy and redeem your favorite deals on the go.  The free app will notify you about all the great Offers that match your interests.  You can purchase offers …
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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Do A Barrel Roll!  In Google!  Right Now!  —  Everyone, stay alert.  Do a barrel roll!  Or let Google do it for you.  No, seriously.  —  Go to Google and type in “Do a barrel roll” and watch, well, I won't ruin it for you.  (LMGTFY link) Alternatively you could type “z or r twice” …
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
HTC Rezound official: 4.3-inch 720p HD screen, Beats Audio branding, Verizon LTE  —  It's about time!  As expected, HTC's finally announced the Rezound (long known as the Vigor) at an event here in NYC today, and it's pretty much the powerhouse of a phone we thought it would be.
Pauli Olavi Ojala / Naming Things:
Why the Mac App Sandbox makes me sad  —  Apple announced today that, starting in March 2012, all apps on the Mac App Store will be required to run in the so-called “App Sandbox”.  —  The sandbox is an environment that locks down the Mac in ways that match (and exceed) the limitations found on iOS.
DealBook:
TPG Capital Enters the Fray for Yahoo  —  The private equity firm TPG Capital has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo, making it one of the first potential suitors to begin formal due diligence work on the Internet company as it weighs a sale, people briefed on the matter told DealBook on Thursday.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
As Yahoo Ponders Its Fate Endlessly — Selling Off Yahoo Japan Stake Is Suddenly Its Easiest Option
Discussion: Business Insider
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple introduces us to the Virtual SIM Card  —  On November 3, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that Apple is working on a possible future iPhone that will operate using a Virtual SIM Card.  Apple states that it would be desirable …
Discussion: 9to5Mac and iClarified
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Michael Arrington's Revenge  —  The feud-prone blogger and founder of TechCrunch has a grand plan to nurture startups.  To succeed, he'll have to overcome his own irascible nature  —  Noah Berger/Bloomberg  —  One day in January 2009, the technology blogger Michael Arrington was leaving …
Nielsen Wire:
Generation App: 62% of Mobile Users 25-34 own Smartphones  —  Nielsen's third quarter survey of mobile users reveals that while only 43 percent of all US mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone, a mobile phone with a powerful operating system, the vast majority of those under the age of 44 now have smartphones.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 800 review  —  Nokia's vanguard Windows Phone has arrived, all dressed up in the N9's clothing Reviewing the Lumia 800 is a hard and, dare I say, unprecedented task.  Never before have we seen a phone like Nokia's N9 — a benchmark setter in some design aspects …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Beats The Street; Q3 Revenue Up 126 Percent To $140M  —  In its second quarter as a public company, LinkedIn posted Q3 earnings today.  Revenue for the third quarter was $139.5 million, up 126 percent from the third quarter in 2010.  GAAP Net loss for the third quarter was $1.6 million …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Amazingly, AOL still has 3.5 million dialup subscribers  —  Laugh all you want, but as of the end of September, AOL still had 3.5 million subscribers to its dialup Internet access service — a lot more than the number of people who pay for, say, Spotify.  And the decline from last year …
Fortune:
Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the Web  —  FORTUNE — Paul Adams is one of Silicon Valley's most wanted.  He's an intellectually minded product designer with square-framed glasses, a thick Irish accent, and a cult following of passionate techies.
Discussion: Gawker, Business Insider and Daily Dot, Thanks:mhelft
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Chipmaker AMD to Cut 10 Percent of Workforce  —  In what appears to be the first big job for new CEO Rory Read, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices just announced that it's going to cut its workforce by 10 percent in order to get costs under control.  —  The job cuts will hit the company globally …
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Tenenbaum Demands Rehearing of $675,000 RIAA File-Sharing Case
Jeff / Amazon Web Services Blog:
Amazon Simple Notification Service Now Supports SMS
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and @taylorbuley
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google's Ron Gorodetzky: Making YouTube more social
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Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
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