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October 24, 2012, 1:15 AM

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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.”
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
iPad mini: Why Tim Cook's Apple is a better company than the one Steve Jobs left behind  —  The new iPad mini reveals that Tim Cook's Apple is a better company than the one Steve Jobs left behind.  —  Every fall, Apple holds a big event to show off its holiday lineup of gadgets.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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.
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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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Digital Storm launches Bolt, a tiny gaming PC with a giant graphics card  —  Early this year, Dell introduced the Alienware X51, a miniature gaming PC just slightly larger than your average game console, yet still capable enough to play the latest games.  Now, Alienware has some competition in that realm …

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