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4:40 PM ET, November 11, 2011

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Logitech CEO: Google TV ‘cost us dearly,’ no Revue replacement coming  —  Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the “mistakes” the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box.
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Revue this: Logitech is done with Google TV after $100M loss
Discussion: Computerworld
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We Continue to Investigate iPhone Battery Issues  —  Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update evidently addressed some, but not all of the battery issues troubling iPhone users.  In a statement issued moments ago, the company acknowledged there may still be a few problems that need troubleshooting.
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Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Users still seeing their battery life drain quickly after this morning's 5.0.1 update
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Google Music ‘These Go to Eleven’ event announced for November 16th  —  We just got word from that Google is holding an event on November 16th, and our sources tell us it's going to be for Google Music.  The email came from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel, in case the event's ‘These Go to Eleven’ name wasn't obvious.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S: $649 and up  —  You can't expect to see one for “one to two weeks,” but those hellbent on holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S here in the US of A can finally snag one without jetting off to Australia (among other places).
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The SIM cards they are a shrinkin'.  Introducing the nano-SIM  —  A micro-SIM.  The nano-SIM is 30 percent smaller.  —  SIM cards, those tiny slivers of silicon that carry your identity inside a cell phone or connected device, are once again poised to get smaller as Giesecke & Devrient introduces the nano-SIM.
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Motorola Droid RAZR Teardown  —  The Droid RAZR is here, calling upon state-of-the-art space-saving technology, as well as a bit of nostalgia.  Claiming once again to have made the thinnest phone in the universe, the Droid RAZR touts impressive features packed into one package.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Will Have Hulu Plus App, Too  —  When Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) announced the new Nook Tablet on Monday, it appeared to have an app-vantage over the Kindle Fire: Hulu Plus.  Now Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has announced that the Kindle Fire, too, will have Hulu Plus, and the ESPN (NYSE …
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Stephen Schenck / pocketnow.com:
Amazon Updates Appstore in Anticipation of Kindle Fire Arrival
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Sprint to Lock iPhone 4S SIMs Starting November 11th  —  Sprintfeed reports that Sprint will be SIM locking their iPhone 4S SIMs starting on November 11th. … The status of the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot has been the subject of some confusion.  One early report claimed that the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot would be ship unlocked.
Wall Street Journal:
Citi to Sell EMI Units for $4.1 Billion  —  The protracted auction of EMI Group neared a conclusion Friday, with Citigroup Inc., owner of the storied British music company, selecting buyers for its publishing arm and recorded-music label—at a price that well exceeds many industry watchers' expectations.
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Nest and the Apple-ification of everything  —  The Nest burst onto the tech scene in the last few weeks, making waves unheard of for a product you'd never guess anyone would care about: the home thermostat.  But there's a reason the device sold out in 72 hours: the creator, Tony Fadell …
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
PARC scientist recalls Jobs' famous Xerox visits (video)  —  Summary: Hear about Steve Jobs' trips to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, including the one where Jobs eyed the company's graphical user interface prototype — which ended up on Mac OS.  —  At a Churchill Club event in San Jose …
Klint Finley / ServicesANGLE:
ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick Launches Stealth Social Media Startup  —  This morning ReadWriteWeb Vice President of Content Development Marshall Kirkpatrick announced that he is stepping back from full-time involvement at the popular tech blog and launching a new startup called Plexus …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Buy it now, for real: eBay to refer sales to nearby stores  —  A new feature in the RedLaser mobile app allows customers to buy items from local retailers before even going to the store.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—EBay knows that half of all Christmas shoppers miss its December 16 shipping deadline …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Telefonica loses $600 million in Q3, first loss in 9 years  —  Summary: Spanish and Latin American mobile giant Telefonica reports its first quarterly loss in 9 years, after heavy layoffs hit the company harder than it previously expected.  —  European phone giant Telefonica reported …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iTunes Match libraries to be wiped tomorrow, November 12th as launch nears  —  Apple has informed beta users of the iTunes Match cloud library service that current libraries will be wiped once again ahead of the service's launch.  The wiping will occur tomorrow, November 12th at 10 AM Pacific time.
Todd Haselton / BGR:
ARM president and co-founder Tudor Brown to retire in May  —  ARM president Tudor Brown announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election during a May 3rd shareholder meeting.  ARM does not currently have any plans in place to replace Brown.  “[Brown] played an important role …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Joins Kleiner Perkins' sFund As A Strategic Partner
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Bloomberg:
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Sony CEO: We're building ‘a different kind of TV set,’ just like Apple
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