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October 18, 2012, 6:30 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.
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.
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.
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:
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) …
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.
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
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 …
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
GitHub Goes Down With “Major Disruption” From DDoS Attack  —  GitHub is down again for the second time in the span of a month — this time from a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS).  To combat, GitHub says it has temporarily disabled service on port 80 while they nvestigate the source of a connection flood.
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.

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