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October 1, 2012, 6:45 AM

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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Kindle Paperwhite review  —  Amazon's fastest, most feature-packed e-reader hits a crowded market with a few new moves under its belt  —  I was looking forward to the review of the Kindle Paperwhite for one simple reason: I would finally have an excuse to read more.
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Oracle: Big Business Has Big Data Woes  —  Here's a preview of what Oracle will be saying at its big annual show, Oracle OpenWorld, which begins Sunday:  —  Business, the way you're working will kill you.  Storage costs, social media awareness, software application migration — they are all big problems.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Larry Ellison Just Took On Amazon With A New Cloud Service  —  Larry Ellison just announced that Oracle was launching a brand new cloud computing service.  —  Oracle will now be offering “infrastructure as a service” as the industry calls it, or “hardware as a service” as Ellison dubbed it tonight.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
How a rogue appeals court wrecked the patent system  —  In 1972, the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) got a new chief judge named Thomas Markey.  At Markey's investiture ceremony, patent attorney Donald Drunner spoke of the “anguish of the patent bar about the treatment of patents in various federal courts.”
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John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Seals Mapping Deal With Oracle  —  Nokia Corp., looking to increase use of its mapping software, will unveil a new deal with Oracle Corp. intended to give Oracle's stable of customers access to Nokia's growing vault of map data and location services.  —  The deal, set to be announced Monday …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Adobe's Acrobat XI Boasts New PDF Editor And Touch-Friendly Interface — Upgrades Start At $139  —  Adobe is ready to share the details behind Acrobat XI, the latest version of its product suite for creating, editing, and viewing PDFs.  —  The company demonstrated the product at a press event earlier …
LiamBoogar / The Rude Baguette:
The Pigeon Movement - A rallying cry for French startups  —  This article was originally posted on The Rude Baguette Weekly Digest - to receive the digest each week, sign up on the right hand side of the screen.  —  A dip in approval ratings - a Rise in Taxes.
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Widespread iTunes and App Store Terms and Conditions Bug Preventing New Purchases and Downloads [Update: Resolved]  —  Users are reporting that a widespread issue with Apple's App Store is preventing new purchases from being made.  When users attempt to make a purchase or redownload a previous purchased …
Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
Mapgate Is Over.  Apple Won.  Customers Won.  Google, Not So Much.  —  In a single succinct, sincere, and brilliant note, Tim Cook has put Apple's Maps fiasco to bed.  It was a beautiful thing.  He offered a clear assessment of the problem ("we fell short"), and took full responsibility for it.

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