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October 2, 2012, 10:20 AM

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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
HTC One X+ official: 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 64GB, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+  —  Remember HTC's early 2012 Android flagship?  Well, it's back and plus-sized for the tech-savvy masses.  Officially announced today, the One X+ is a minor refresh of the original that debuted at MWC …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Nest Learning Thermostat gets refreshed with a slimmer design, improved scheduling features  —  It's been just about a year since former Apple exec Tony Fadell unveiled his newest project, the Nest Learning Thermostat.  At the time, it was notable for being the sexiest thermostat in the history …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung gets Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban lifted, files infringement contentions against iPhone 5  —  At close of business on Monday, Judge Lucy Koh granted Samsung's request to dissolve the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, following a limited remand by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Search Inside Gmail Attachments  —  Gmail has constantly improved its search technology, but there's something you couldn't do until recently: search inside attachments.  Sure, you could find an attachment if you knew the filename or some keywords from the message.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
“Like Eating Glass”: Sean Parker on Airtime's Bumpy Launch, Exec Departures and More  —  This is how Sean Parker — the famous and sometimes infamous entrepreneur whose legendary credits include Napster, Facebook and Spotify — described how his newest high-profile venture, Airtime, is going so far:
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
The Long Goodbye?  Despite the missteps, Microsoft insists it's still serious about advertising.  The ad world has doubts  —  There was a time not so long ago when Microsoft threw the biggest digital media event of the year.  In 2006, at the company's once-annual but now-defunct Strategic Account Summit …
Robert Beckhusen / Wired:
3-D Printer Company Seizes Machine From Desktop Gunsmith  —  Cody Wilson planned in the coming weeks to make and test a 3-D printed pistol.  Now those plans have been put on hold as desktop-manufacturing company Stratasys pulled the lease on a printer rented out for Wiki Weapon …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8: what's the big secret?  —  Microsoft's SDK no-show leaves developers frustrated  —  Even though Windows Phone 8 is lined up for a launch event at the end of this month, many members of Microsoft's developer community still don't have access to vital tools needed to bring …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Peak Chrome?  Google's browser falls as Firefox, Internet Explorer stay flat  —  Once again, Firefox has maintained its grip on second place, behind Internet Explorer.  And as Chrome falls away, there's now a gap of more than one percentage point between the browsers.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Judge decries “excessive” copyright and software patent protections  —  Richard Posner, the federal judge who threw out the entire Apple v. Motorola patent battle in June, has penned a new blog post complaining about the proliferation of patents.  “I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Removes Chomp Website and App, Shuts Down Existing App Installs  —  Following the introduction of the new Chomp-styled App Store layout in iOS 6, built upon Apple's acquisition of the app search and discovery platform earlier this year, Apple over the weekend shut down the standalone Chomp service.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple and Virgin Mobile USA Planning to Launch iPhone 5, But Timeframe Unknown  —  While the three major U.S iPhone carriers launched the iPhone 5 on September 21 and prepaid carrier Cricket and a number of regional carriers followed suit on September 28, one U.S. brand has been curiously silent …
Alexa Ray Corriea / The Verge:
Zynga and Hasbro partnership yields board game mash-ups like ‘Cityville Monopoly’  —  Zynga and toy company Hasbro have partnered up to create board games based on several of the game developer's more popular properties, merging them with well-known titles like Monopoly and Hungry Hungry Hippos, Hasbro revealed.
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
VMix Media Reincarnation Givit Aims to Be the Instagram of Online Video  —  Greg Kostello was boarding a plan to Las Vegas when he got a text that made his heart stop.  —  “It was an ‘oh my God’ from my lead engineer along with a link to an article about Flip exiting the business,” …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Good Technology acquires enterprise app store solutions company AppCentral  —  Enterprise mobility solutions firm Good Technology today announced that it has agreed to acquire San Francisco-based AppCentral, a company that enables enterprise customers to distribute, manage and secure mobile applications.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Mashery Is the Latest to Be Snared by Craigslist's Copyright Crusade  —  First, Craigslist went after PadMapper for arranging its apartment rental listings on a map; then, when the start-up shifted to data supplier 3Taps, Craigslist sued them both for copyright infringement …

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