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October 23, 2012, 6:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple Introduces iPad mini  —  Apple® today introduced iPad® mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad.  The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple announces the 7.9-inch iPad for $329, shipping November 2nd  —  The iPad mini has just been revealed by Apple at its special event in San Jose.  Up on stage, Phil Schiller explains that this “isn't just a shrunken-down iPad, it's an entirely new design.”
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Apple iPad mini hands-on  —  Here it is, Apple's new iPad mini.  As you can see, it's certainly smaller than the regular iPad, although at 7.9 inches it's not as small as you'd expect — compared to the Nexus 7, it's noticeably larger.  That said, it's still an incredibly thin and light design.
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
The iPad mini vs. the competition: fight!  —  The traditional trail of inventory listings, leaked casings and internal components have teased us enough: it's finally time to get down to the nitty gritty specs, and see how Apple's latest (and daintiest) iPad shapes up to the competition.
Facebook:
Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2012.  —  “As proud as I am that a billion people use Facebook each month, I'm also really happy that over 600 million people now share …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Liveblogging Facebook's Q3 Call: MizUnderstood on Mobile?  —  Facebook turned in a third quarter that met worried investor expectations and also showed a nice start to its mobile monetization efforts.  —  Time to reconsider dumping on the social networking behemoth by Wall Street?
Apple:
All-New iMac Features Stunning Design, Brilliant Display & Faster Performance  —  Apple® today unveiled a completely new iMac® with a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, and faster processors.  * With third generation Intel quad-core processors …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zynga Just Shut Down Boston Office, Laid Off 100+ Employees From The Ville And Bingo Teams In Austin  —  Possibly trying to hide the grim news by announcing it during Apple's event, we've just independently confirmed that Zynga has shut down its Boston office and laid off 2/3s of the employees …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Zynga's Boston, Austin Layoffs Today: “Almost Everyone Was In The Dark”  —  We have more on the backstory behind Zynga's layoffs today.  None of the rank and file employees knew until this morning, although senior management had planned cuts ahead of time (just as Zynga indicated this month …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Subscriber Additions Disappoint, Reports Q3 Revenue Of $905M And Earnings Of $0.13  —  Netflix's third-quarter 2012 earnings report just came out, with revenue reaching $905 million for the quarter, up from $822 million last year.  It's also in line with Wall Street's consensus forecast of $904 million.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Paid Blogger  —  Hey.  —  My name is Michael Arrington.  For newer readers who don't know, I founded TechCrunch back in 2005.  —  Last year I was fired and began writing on Uncrunched.  —  Today AOL unfired me.  —  I am a venture capitalist and have all sorts of conflicts of interest.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 8 Advertising Campaign Goes Global  —  As we enter the final countdown to the global launch of Windows 8, today marks the global unveiling of the Windows 8 advertising campaign going live in 42 countries.  With the reimagining of the Windows product experience—marketing is breaking from the past as well.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Get ready for a world of expiring photos and vanishing status updates.
AdExchanger:
Eyeview Wants To Personalize Online Video Like Display And Search  —  It seems all online ads, except video ads, are targeted.  That online video largely isn't personalized seems odd, since the ad industry jumps …
 

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