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Craig Eisler / MSDN Blogs:
Kinect for Windows - Building the Future  —  Since announcing a few weeks ago that the Kinect for Windows commercial program will launch in early 2012, we've been asked whether there will also be new Kinect hardware especially for Windows.  The answer is yes; building on the existing Kinect …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft readies new Kinect hardware for Windows PCs
Discussion: VentureBeat and LAUNCH
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chief to Seek Hearing on AT&T Deal  —  WASHINGTON—The head of the Federal Communications Commission will seek an administrative hearing on AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion deal to acquire T-Mobile USA, according to a person close to the matter.  —  The move by Julius Genachowski …
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Tom Krazit / paidContent:
FCC Will Not Bless AT&T/T-Mobile, Asks For Hearing On Merger
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Expands Subscription Service to Games  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is letting a video-game company offer its titles by subscription on the iPad, expanding the role of a feature typically used by magazine and newspaper publishers.  —  Big Fish Games, a Seattle-based game publisher …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Production starts for iPad 3 QXGA display: Analyst  —  A 10-inch-class 2048x1536 display is not easy to make in the volumes that Apple demands.  Will Apple brand the next-generation iPad display ‘Retina’?  —  Production has started on the high-resolution displays destined for the next-generation iPad …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Reported Retina Display iPad 3 with J2 codename shows up in hidden iOS 5 code  —  Digitimes recently reported that their supplier-based contacts say that Apple is currently prototyping two versions of the third-generation iPad.  The site says the iPad 3′s are codenamed J1 and J2 and Apple …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Announces Plans To Shutter Knol, Friend Connect, Wave, And More  —  Since Google CEO Larry Page took the helm this past spring, one of the company's most visible initiatives has been to trim and shut down its products that haven't taken off.  These have included Aardvark, Google Desktop …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Spotify, Rdio, And MOG On Artist Payments: Don't Blame Us  —  In the beginning, music industry watchers hailed subscription streaming services such as Spotify, MOG, Rdio, and Rhapsody as saviors of the industry, an alternative for listeners and labels to the tyranny of the 99-cent iTunes download.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Apple gets control over porn domain names  —  Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint.  —  Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names.  —  The company filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Forum …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Facebook Phone: The “Slayer” That Wasn't  —  This is the third in a series of posts this week about the Facebook phone.  —  Facebook is now partnering with HTC to build an Android-based phone codenamed “Buffy” around its own social operating system platform, as we reported yesterday.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
An MIT student is developing a lie detector for the Internet  —  I'm as bad as the next writer when it comes to making a spelling error now and again.  Fortunately, ubiquitous spell check has made that a lot less of a problem.  For some writers, however, a grammar goof or a typo are about to become a much lighter concern.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Android Researcher Hit With C&D After Dissecting Monitoring Software  —  Android security researcher Trevor Eckhart has recently found himself in some hot water after performing a deep dive into mobile tracking software from a company called Carrier IQ.  He managed to figure …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
HP surprisingly emerges as No. 2 tablet maker  —  At least for now, Hewlett-Packard can lay claim to as the second most-popular tablet manufacturer behind Apple.  —  Too bad, it'll be a short-lived reign.  —  Sorry, Jon, the Touchpad is no more.  —  Despite all of the attention on Apple's iPad …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Google mail crypto tweak makes eavesdropping harder  —  ‘Forward secrecy’ protects data for the long term  —  Google engineers have enhanced the encryption offered in Gmail, Google Docs, and other services to protect users against retroactive attacks that allow hackers to decrypt communications months or years after they were sent.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPhone 4S Becomes Second Most Popular Cameraphone on Flickr  —  Apple's newly launched iPhone 4S has quickly shot up to become the second most popular Cameraphone on Flickr.com.  Flickr's Camera Finder page shows graphs of the popularity of both smartphones and Point and Shoot cameras.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Heroku launches SQL Database-as-a-Service  —  Platform-as-a-Service provider Heroku is expanding its horizons by offering an on-demand version of the PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service.  The new service, aptly called Heroku Postgres, is a commercial version of what Heroku has been providing …
Foster Kamer / Betabeat:
U CAN'T HAZ SADZ: The Hushed Dangers of Startup Depression  —  The most—or least—of one's worries.  —  EARLIER THIS MONTH, ON A SUNDAY MORNING, the startup world woke up to that rare stripe of news which quietly sends shockwaves reverberating throughout an entire culture of people: Ilya Zhitomirskiy, 22 years old, had passed away.
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Restrict Google Results to Mobile Apps  —  Google's search engine for mobile apps is now available in the sidebar.  Just click “More” in the left sidebar and select “applications” to restrict the results to Android and iOS applications.  The results aren't only from Apple's App Store …
Discussion: IntoMobile
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon Could Sell 12 Million Fires in 2012  —  How many Kindle Fires will Amazon sell next year?  —  Enough to claim decent chunk of the tablet market, says Citi analyst Mark Mahaney.  —  Mahaney estimates that Amazon will sell 12 million Fires in 2012 to wrest a 15 percent share of the tablet market from Apple.
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
iPhone and Surface: The moment Apple and Microsoft diverged  —  Takeaway: In June 2007, both Apple and Microsoft were poised to reinvent computing.  Only one of them delivered, and it changed the destiny of both companies.  —  When the news broke recently about Microsoft launching …
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Up To 30 Gbps: New Chip Enables Record-Breaking Wireless Data Transmission Speed  —  It looks like we can expect faster wireless connections in the near future: Japanese electronic parts maker Rohm yesterday announced [JP] it has developed a chip that reached a wireless data transmission speed …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
First look: Android 4.0 on the ASUS Transformer Prime  —  We've already seen Android 4.0, also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's mobile platform, on a mobile phone, but not on tablets.  On Tuesday, Google's revamp of the Android platform was finally shown off, albeit briefly, in a video.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Pandora Slips 4%: FYQ3 Beats, But Q4 Loss Deeper Than Expected  —  Shares of online radio pioneer Pandora Media (P) are down 45 cents, or 4%,a t $11.40 in late trading after the company reported fiscal Q3 revenue and earnings per share ahead of expectations but forecast a deeper-than-expected loss per share this quarter.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU regulator “concerned” over cellphone patents war  —  (Reuters) - EU regulators investigating Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) over their patents dispute are worried intellectual property rights may be unfairly used by some firms against their rivals, the EU antitrust chief said on Tuesday.
 
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Confusion Center: Feds Now Say Hacker Didn't Destroy Water Pump
Discussion: CNET News
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Seeks Executives for Cloud-Based Services
Discussion: Digits, 9to5Mac, MacRumors and The Next Web
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nuance gets awareness boost from Apple's Siri, smartphones
Bruce Houghton / hypebot:
Grooveshark Responds To Universal Music Lawsuit
Discussion: CNET News and The Next Web
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Wins Court Bid to Keep Report on Hurd's Departure Secret
Discussion: Reuters
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: SV Angel's investment portfolio
Discussion: VentureBeat
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Xbox 360 fall dashboard going public December 6, Metro to the masses
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Ken Segall / Observatory:
Steve Jobs talks PC vs. TV
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
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Amar Toor / Engadget:
Kyobo, Qualcomm make Mirasol color displays a reality, with the Kyobo eReader
Roy Goldenberg / Globes Online:
Microsoft acquires video search co VideoSurf
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: AMD's Bulldozer server benchmarks are here, and they're a catastrophe
Discussion: Fudzilla