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October 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
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.
Mark Jardine / Tapbots:
Tweetbot for Mac is Finally Here!  —  We are very happy to announce that Tweetbot for Mac is finally available for sale on the Mac App Store!  It's been a long (and bumpy) road, but we are glad we have finally made it to the 1.0 milestone.  This is our first official Mac App from Tapbots …
Media Decoder:
At Newsweek, Ending Print and a Blend of Two Styles  —  From the start, it was an unwieldy melding of two newsrooms: a legacy print magazine, Newsweek, combined with an irreverent digital news site, The Daily Beast.  It had high-profile ownership, first in Sidney Harman and then in Barry Diller …
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.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
iPhone Uber-Hacker Comex Is Out At Apple  —  Apple's brief experiment in employing one of the most brilliant hackers to ever vivisect its machines seems to be over.  —  On Thursday the legendary iPhone hacker Comex, who I identified last year as 20-year old Brown University student Nicholas Allegra …
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Apple ordered to reveal profit margins  —  Apple has been dealt a double blow after a US judge said it should be forced to reveal sensitive information about its profit margins and the technology giant lost a legal battle in Britain.  —  Apple, the maker of the iPhone …
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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) …
Twistory:
Twistory is now history  —  Thanks a lot for your support After more than four years, we're pulling the plug on Twistory.  Twitter's recent API restrictions, as well as the fact that all three of us are involved in a number of other time-consuming initiatives, left us no choice but to take that highly unpleasant decision.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Dutch Propose Powers For Police To Break Into Computers, Install Spyware And Destroy Data — Anywhere In The World  —  Techdirt readers with long memories may recall a fantasy proposal from Orrin Hatch that would have seen technological means deployed to destroy the computers of those who downloaded unauthorized copies of files.
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 …

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