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October 23, 2012, 1:35 AM

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Beats Expectations In Mayer's First Full Quarter As CEO: $1.2B Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS $0.35  —  Yahoo today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, its first full quarter with new CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm.  Mayer is back at work full-time after taking …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung says it's still supplying LCD panels to Apple  —  A Samsung spokesman refutes a report out of Korea that the electronics giant is ending its agreement to supply LCDs to Apple.Samsung refuted claims that its display business plans to end its LCD panel supply agreement with Apple …
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Reuters:
Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in favor of Apple's iPhone, dealing a fresh blow to RIM just months ahead of its launch of a vital new device.
Amanda Lefebvre / The Microsoft Office Blog:
New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive  —  The new Office Web Apps are now live!  —  Thanks to all 750,000 of you who have helped put the Office Web Apps Preview through its paces since it went live in July.  This scale of use and thousands of pieces of feedback prior to general availability …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
A New Version Of Google Wallet Is ‘Coming Soon’  —  Google has quietly updated the website for Google Wallet, its mobile-payments service, to advertise “the next version of Google Wallet, coming soon.”  —  Visitors can request an invite.  We did, and Google asked us what kind of device we used …
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Apple's My New Boss, Color Engineer Says on Twitter  —  A Color iOS engineer updated his Twitter profile to say he works for Apple, buttressing reports that Apple is acquiring staff from the spectacularly unsuccessful app maker.  —  Eric Cheng graduated from the University of Pennsylvania earlier …
More: CNET
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Amazon's EC2 sees partial outage, taking Reddit, Minecraft, Coursera, Flipboard and others down in tow  —  It's another bad day for customers of Amazon's AWS and EC2 hosting.  The company is presently reporting an outage in its Service Health dashboard which seems to be affecting a number of Internet favorites.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Internet Split  —  Web sites will soon fall into two categories: high audience low yield, low audience higher yield.  Such a divide will impact digital advertising.  —  This Autumn, whomever you talk to will tell you this: internet advertising yields are taking a dive.
More: PandoDaily and Poynter
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple starts testing iOS 6.0.1 for release in coming weeks, iOS 6.1 to come after holidays  —  One of our reliable Apple (AAPL) sources has let us know Apple has begun testing iOS 6..1 with different carrier partners in the U.S. and we have a general list of what the first iOS 6 update …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Turning to the past to power Windows' future: An in-depth look at WinRT  —  With its new tablet-friendly user interface, Windows 8 is going to be a revolution for both desktop users and tablet users alike.  These substantial user interface changes are paired with extensive changes beneath the operating system's surface.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
LG exec claims Nexus due at October 29th event, ships to India one month later  —  It's either a premature confirmation or one of the larger executive gaffes we've seen in recent memory, but it's hard to ignore.  LG's Mobile Product Planning lead for India, Amit Gujral …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google News gets click-to-expand clusters, sidebars of photos and videos and an updated Techmeme-like layout  —  Google has updated its Google News product with a few nice new features today, including expandable news clusters, video and photo sidebars and a layout tweak to improve readability.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amazon updates Kindle Fire HD with kid-friendly FreeTime feature, says HD is ‘#1 selling product’ on its site  —  Amazon has just informed us via email that it is updating its Kindle Fire HD lineup with the kid-friendly FreeTime feature it promised at launch.
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Gadget Lab Gets First iPad Mini Case — Before the iPad Mini Has Debuted  —  This iPad mini case does not yet have an iPad mini to fit inside of it.  Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired  —  It takes a lot of guts to push out an accessory before its corresponding product has even been announced …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Six-Strikes “Independent Expert” Is RIAA's Former Lobbying Firm  —  In an effort to curb online piracy, the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI).  —  The parties agreed on a system through …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype for Windows 8 launches on October 26th (hands-on preview)  —  Backend changes prepare Microsoft's communications service for the future  —  After months of teasing a Windows 8 style version of Skype, Microsoft is finally delivering it on October 26th.

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