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October 25, 2012, 1:25 AM

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Reuters:
Apple's Schiller defends iPad mini's price tag  —  (Reuters) - Apple marketing wizard Phil Schiller defended the $329 price of the new iPad mini tablet, saying consumers will be willing to pay for quality not found in less expensive devices from rivals like Google and Amazon.
Quentin Fottrell / MarketWatch:
iPad resales surge over 700% … Two major resale sites reported eye-popping surges in business in the run-up to the iPad Mini launch.  Some 140,000 devices were put up for sale on Gazelle.com Tuesday - a 700% spike from the day before, says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at the site.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Zynga Reports Third Quarter Revenue Of $317M, Shares Pop 12.7% In After-Hours  —  Zynga said it saw third quarter revenue of $317 million, which was slightly above the lower range of $300 million to $305 million the company said it would see earlier this month.  Bookings came in at $256 million, up 11 percent year-over-year.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Judge steps down in patent lawsuit filed over Apple's Siri  —  In a new lawsuit that claims Apple's virtual personal assistant is infringing on already developed patent technology, the judge recuses himself because of “interest” in the tech company.  —  A recently filed lawsuit over Apple's Siri …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple wins preliminary ruling from U.S. ITC that Samsung violates 4 design and touch patents  —  Apple has won a preliminary ruling against Samsung in an ITC case that had begun last year, reports Bloomberg.  The ruling states that Samsung has violated four Apple patents related to iPhone design …
Audrey Watters / Hack Education:
Education, Technology “Journalism,” and the Apple PR Machine  —  I wasn't planning to write anything about Apple's media event yesterday.  I tuned in to the livestream, but when all the announcements were made, it seemed clear to me that nothing that was revealed on stage in San Jose was that significant to education.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Game on!  Vox launches long-awaited video game site, Polygon  —  Vox Media has shaken up sports and tech news with its unique blend of cutting-edge publishing tools and high-profile hires.  Now we're about to find out if it can pull off the same trick with gaming news.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review  —  With ARM, has Google's cloud-based laptop finally found its soulmate?  —  People laugh when I pull the old Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out of my bag.  I almost feel the need to apologize for it when I turn it on: “Here's a $450 laptop that just browses the web.
Moritz Jaeger / ZDNet:
Google, Microsoft and Nokia launch one-stop ‘hide from maps’ service in Germany  —  Summary: Google, Microsoft and other companies have come together to help Germans to blur pictures of their properties in mapping services like Google Street View.  The service has been made necessary …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
HP outs pricing on full Windows 8 PC lineup  —  A huge wave of Windows 8 PCs is coming, and HP is hoping to ride it to victory.  Early on Wednesday, the company announced pricing and availability for its complete Windows 8 PC portfolio, which includes a broad range of notebooks …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
All code on Raspberry Pi's ARM chip now open source  —  The makers of the Raspberry Pi credit card-sized computer today announced every last piece of code running on the computer's ARM chip has been open sourced.  While the computer could already run several Linux-based operating systems, not all the drivers were open source.
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
EBay Teams Up With FedEx on Shipping to Compete With Amazon  —  EBay Inc. (EBAY), owner of the world's largest online marketplace, is joining with FedEx Corp. (FDX) to offer shipping discounts and label printing as the company competes with Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)'s vast delivery network.

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