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October 23, 2012, 4:15 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 …
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.
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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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
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.
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
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.
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Introducing the New Entertainment Experience from Xbox  —  Steve Ballmer recently stated that 2012 will be “the most epic year in Microsoft's history.”  —  Not only do we have major releases coming to the PC, tablet and phone, but we have worked extremely hard to ensure those screens work together …
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 …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
U.K. 4G network EE announces pricing; no unlimited data plans  —  EE, the first U.K. 4G network, reveals its plans and pricing for its next-generation LTE network.  But those looking for unlimited data will be out of luck.
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
1 month later, iOS 6 adoption hits 61 percent in U.S., Canada  —  A month after Apple's official release of iOS 6, it's been installed on roughly 61 percent of possible devices in the U.S. and Canada according to new data collected by Chitika Insights.  That is only slightly better …
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.
Ryan Singel / Wired:
Online Analytics Firm Settles Suit Over Unstoppable User Tracking  —  A screenshot of a “cookie” hidden in the browser cache.  —  KISSmetrics, a popular tool for websites to monitor who is using their site, has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of using shady techniques …
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans:
Confirmed: T-Mobile Stores Now Receiving Galaxy Note 2 Shipments for Oct 24th Launch  —  Can't say I've lusted this hard after a non-Nexus device in quite sometime (read: ever), but we now have confirmation that the T-Mobile has scheduled the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for this Wednesday, October 24th.
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 …

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