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October 18, 2012, 5:15 PM

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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google dives after reporting $14.10 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $6.53  —  Update: Trading of Google has been halted.  The exact cause of the cessation is not yet known.  TNW is on the case.  More shortly.  —  Today Google announced its quarterly earnings …
AllThingsD:
What's Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition  —  You'd be forgiven if you were confused by the swirl of stories around the social video start-up Color in the past 24 hours.  —  First, a leaked internal memo said the company was winding down.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Non-infringement finding and publicity order over Samsung Galaxy Tab upheld by UK appeals court  —  Earlier today there were various media reports on a UK appeals court decision in Samsung's favor against Apple with respect to the non-infringement of a Community design (EU equivalent of U.S. design patent) …
BBC:
Apple loses UK tablet design appeal versus Samsung  —  A UK judge had said he thought few people would confuse the Galaxy Tab 10 with Apple's iPad  —  Apple has lost its appeal against a UK ruling that Samsung had not copied the design of its iPad.  —  A judge at the High Court in London …
Charles Graeber / Wired:
Megaupload Is Dead.  Long Live Mega!  —  They've been indicted by the U.S. government for conspiracy and briefly thrown in jail, but Kim Dotcom and his partners in the digital storage locker Megaupload have no intention of quitting the online marketplace.  —  Instead the co-defendants plan …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Weak Windows makes Microsoft miss in fiscal Q1: Revenue of $16.01B and earnings per share of $0.53 are under estimates  —  Today Microsoft reported its first quarterly (fiscal 2013) financial performance.  For the three month period, the firm had revenues of $16.01 billion, and earnings per share of $0.53.
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, ultra thin and light, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video  —  Google just launched the latest iteration of its Chrome OS-based laptop here in San Francisco — the $249 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook.  It's ARM-based (fanless) …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Newsweek to Cease Print Publication at End of Year  —  Updated Newsweek, the weekly magazine that for decades summarized the news for households across the United States but struggled to maintain relevance in the Internet era, announced on Thursday that it would cease print publication at the end of the year.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
AT&T sounds alarm over Sprint's Clearwire deal  —  AT&T is urging regulators to take a close look at Sprint's recent deals with Softbank and Clearwire.  —  Softbank, a Japanese cellphone service provider, has agreed to buy control of Sprint, the third largest U.S. carrier.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Nobody “Goes Online” Anymore  —  A large survey of Internet users found that they say they spend fewer hours per week online than they did a year ago.  —  Wait, really?  —  Well, it's a matter of perception.  This was a Forrester survey, and people were asked how much time they spend using the Internet.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
AOL launches Alto webmail client, its biggest conceptual leap since 'you've got mail'  —  An uneven, but thoughtful and innovative attempt at reinventing email  —  AOL today announced Alto, a web-based IMAP email client that lets you manage multiple email accounts on one website.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
AMD loses $157 million on $1.27 billion revenue in Q3, will lay off 15 percent of workers  —  We'd heard AMD would have bad news this quarter, and here it is: a quarterly loss of $157 million, revenues down 10 percent, and a 15 percent workforce reduction.  Today, AMD reported Q3 2012 revenue …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
In post-trial battles with Samsung, Apple fights to keep documents sealed  —  In post-trial battles with Samsung, Apple fights to keep documents sealed  —  Judge orders Apple to reveal per-product profits; an appeals court will rule.  —  flickr / quinn.anya
Matthew Murray / PC Magazine:
Cloud-Focused Ubuntu 12.10 ('Quantal Quetzal') Released  —  Software developer Canonical announced Thursday that it has released the latest version of Ubuntu, its popular free Linux operating system.  —  The consumer desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, code named Quantal Quetzal …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Verizon reports Q3 wireless service revenues up 7.5 percent, LTE now available to 250 million people  —  The folks at Verizon are revelling in their third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, having reported a 14.3 percent overall increase in earnings per share year-over-year.
Daniel Rubino / wpcentral:
AT&T Lumia 920 exclusive for six months and some training videos leak too  —  AT&T is gearing up to launch the Nokia Lumia 920 very soon—in fact we expect an announcement on pricing and availability sometime on Sunday.  —  Word is that AT&T reps are also in the midst of training with the device …
More: PC World and TechSpot
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
There Are 250,000 Active Patents That Impact Smartphones; Representing One In Six Active Patents Today  —  A few years back we created a graphic to highlight the ridiculous patent thicket around smartphones.  It really just highlights some, though not all, of the litigation concerning patents related to smartphones.

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