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October 24, 2012, 9:35 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
AT&T sells 4.7 million iPhones and 1.4 million smartphones to make a $3.6 billion profit in Q3 2012 (video)  —  AT&T's third quarter figures have shown that the network certainly has a handle on this “selling smartphones” malarkey.  In the last three months, it's managed to ship 6.1 smartphones …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
European Commission sends formal complaint to Microsoft over browser choice commitments  —  Announcing that it would investigate Microsoft over whether it has offered Windows users a choice over their web browser, the European Commission has sent a formal complaint the Redmond-based company, sending it a formal state of objections.
Jason Cohen / A Smart Bear:
The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company  —  It's appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it's not their fault.  —  Witness, for example, this terrific Fast Company article on Bill Nguyen, serial entrepreneur who's seventh startup …
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 …
John Robles / Voice of Russia, News:
Anonymous hacktivists to launch TYLER: “WikiLeaks on steroids!”  - EXCLUSIVE interview, part 1  —  In an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia a member of Anonymous talks about the conflict that revolves around the coercive fund raising techniques and a lack of transparency regarding WikiLeaks.
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 …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Cyberattack on Saudi Oil Firm Disquiets U.S.  —  The hackers picked the one day of the year they knew they could inflict the most damage on the world's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco.  —  On Aug. 15, more than 55,000 Saudi Aramco employees stayed home from work to prepare …
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 …
Leonid Kravets / Startups and IP StrategyStartups …:
Google Wallet sued for Patent Infringement in Delaware  —  This afternoon, Google was sued over its Google Wallet smartphone application allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,298,271 (the '271 patent) in the Federal District Court of Delaware.  According to Google, “Google Wallet …
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