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October 27, 2012, 10:40 PM

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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hurricane Sandy Causes Google To Cancel Its Android Event  —  Google's big Android event on Monday in New York City was supposed to be the rain on the parade of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event happening on the same day in San Francisco.  But Google's event is literally being washed out …
Evan Hansen / Wired:
Drinking Establishment (Check).  Highly Anticipated Mobile Phone Release (Check).  Lost Phone (Check)  —  Jamin Barton is a soft-spoken musician with a quick laugh and a winning smile who tends bar under the nickname “Sudsy” at the 500 Club in San Francisco's Mission District.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Déjà vu: Google employee loses prototype Nexus 4 at San Francisco bar  —  In 2010 a prototype of Apple's iPhone 4 was left at a San Francisco bar, which led to it leaking across the internet months before its official debut — and it appears the same almost happened with the much-anticipated new Nexus device from LG.
More: Mashable! and CNET
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
An alternate universe  —  On the way to the Apple Store today to buy AppleCare+ for my wife's new iPhone 5, we passed the new Microsoft Store, coincidentally in the middle of their Surface with Windows RT launch.  (That is actually the product's name.  “Surface with Windows RT”.)
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Amazon Says Kindle Withstood iPad Mini Assault  —  With a starting price tag of $329, Apple's new iPad mini may indeed be too expensive to attract budget-conscious consumers.  —  In response to a question about how Kindle sales were faring following Apple's iPad mini announcement on Tuesday …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Evernote Teases Major 5.0 Redesign of Mac App  —  “Remember Everything” platform Evernote has today announced the next version of their Mac client: Evernote 5.  With an extensive preview on Evernote's website, the company has revealed some of the features and design choices behind the complete redesign of the desktop app.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Facebook Investigating How Bulgarian Man Bought 1.1 Million Users' Email Addresses For Five Dollars  —  Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist Bogomil Shopov  —  Updated with a more recent comment from Facebook below.  —  It's no secret that Facebook treats your personal data as a commodity.
Jennifer Martinez / Hillicon Valley:
Cybersecurity bill likely dead  —  Cybersecurity legislation faces long odds of passing Congress this year despite forceful calls for action from the White House and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.  —  After Panetta warned in a speech last month that the cyber threat facing the United States represents a …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year  —  In the past few years, New York City has become a tech hotspot.  And while it hasn't had any LinkedIn or Facebook-size exits, it has produced a few IPOs and near-billion-dollar acquisitions.
Tina Amini / Kotaku:
Apple's Game Center Seems to be Malfunctioning Today.  Blame Letterpress?  —  Game Center is really acting up today.  —  iOS players have been taking to Twitter to voice concerns about Game Center breaking when attempting to play games, specifically Letterpress.  —  Letterpress is a fairly new word game for iOS devices.
More: rant-dom and Laughing SquidTweets: @lorenb
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Clearwire to use Huawei equipment in network upgrade  —  (Reuters) - Wireless service provider Clearwire Corp (CLWR.O) said on Friday it will use equipment from China's Huawei HWT.UL in a high-speed network upgrade it starts in 2013, with the blessing of the U.S. government.

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