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October 23, 2012, 11:15 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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Microsoft Surface Review  —  A Different Perspective  —  A week ago, I sat in an auditorium and listened to Steve Sinofsky talk about the tablet market.  He talked about how the iPad was a great device, and a logical extension of the iPhone.  Give iOS a bigger screen and all of the sudden …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Hardworking Tablet With PC Chops  —  I am writing this paragraph on a tablet in a coffee shop.  That's no big deal.  As I look around, I see several people working on Apple iPads.  But the tablet I'm using is very different—historic, actually.  It's the first personal computer made by Microsoft …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Surface RT Review: This Is Technological Heartbreak  —  Surface was the single biggest genuine tech surprise of the year so far.  Microsoft tantalized us with a tablet that made the iPad look stale.  Its snap-on keyboard made all laptops look immediately old fashioned.
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 …
Dave Hamilton / The Mac Observer:
Digging Into Apple's Fusion Drive Details  —  One of the more interesting things released today at Apple's event was the new “Fusion Drive” in the new iMac (and yes, it's only for the new 27-inch iMac and new Mac mini models so far).  Fusion Drive is Apple's take on solving the …
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 …
Apple:
Apple Introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display  —  Apple® today introduced an all-new version of its popular 13-inch MacBook® Pro featuring a stunning Retina™ display and all flash storage in a new compact design.  At a mere 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Says Amazon Is Gaining and HBO Is Coming  —  Another earnings report, another wild swing in share price for Netflix: The stock is down double digits this afternoon, even though the company's earnings of 11 cents a share handily beat the Street's 4 cents consensus.
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.
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.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins New iPhone 3D Modeling App, Apple TV, iChat, iPhone 5 LTE Patents & Much More  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published an incredible series of 34 granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  Today's report mainly focuses on three Apple patents.
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