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October 22, 2012, 11:15 PM

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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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
The Debut of Yahoo CEO Mayer: “Tailor-Made” for Marissa  —  Yahoo turned in a meh third quarter, which came as no surprise to anyone.  But none of it matters, since all eyes were on what new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer would say on the investor call today.  —  Here we go!  It is Mayer's first outing as a public company CEO.
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 …
More: The Verge and Gizmodo
The Korea Times:
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
More: CNET, TechCrunch and Google News BlogThanks:@panzer
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.
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 …
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.
More: Reuters and VentureBeat
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Icelanders approve their crowdsourced constitution  —  A constitution is a deeply serious thing: the bedrock of a country's identity.  So Iceland's decision to let the general populace participate in the drafting of its new constitution - via social media such as Facebook and Twitter - was a bold move.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Mosaic for iPhone lets you build beautiful printed photo books in minutes for the life in-between  —  Digitally ordered photo books are a notoriously hard nut to crack.  Too many options or not enough options, layout hassles and concerns about finish end up confusing potential customers and turning them off to the process.

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