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October 28, 2012, 7:25 PM

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Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Steve Jobs's yacht makes its first appearance (video)  —  Christened “Venus” after the Roman goddess of love and beauty  —  Steve Jobs's yacht is making what looks to be its first public appearance in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, a bit more than one year after his death.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Stormy Weather: D: Dive Into Mobile Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy  —  It is with great regret that we have to announce that, due to Hurricane Sandy, we are postponing our D: Dive Into Mobile conference, which had been set for tomorrow and Tuesday in New York City.
More: The Next Web, BetaNews and Mashable!Tweets: @mikeisaac
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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Facebook Gift Event Also Gets Blown Out of NYC by Hurricane Sandy  —  And the hits — and not happy ones — keep on coming with the imminent approach of Hurricane Sandy to New York City.  —  Along with cancellation of tomorrow's Google Android product event and postponement of our latest …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Steven Sinofsky on How Windows 8 PCs Deliver Better Value Than Apple  —  With Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky said that Microsoft and its PC-making partners have found a way to deliver modern computing at a price far less than that fruit-named competitor.  —  He notes that there are full-featured Windows 8 laptops that sell for $279.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
IBM prepares for end of process shrinks with carbon nanotube transistors  —  Carbon nanotubes sit on top of features etched in silicon.  —  IBM Research  —  The shrinking size of features on modern processors is slowly approaching a limit where the wiring on chips will only be a few atoms across.
Laura June / The Verge:
Why is an ebook ever riddled with typos?  —  Titles on Kindle, iBooks, and similar services have a dirty littlc sccrct  —  Maybe you've already heard this, but I recently got a Kindle Paperwhite, my first e-reader.  This was a big deal for me, and a decision which involved a lot of hand-wringing.
More: Forbes
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Samsung feels the power as Galaxy Note 2 lifts off  —  The company tells CNET that sales of its flagship Galaxy S III actually rose following the unveiling of the iPhone 5, the latest illustration of its run to the top.  —  Even Apple's iPhone 5 couldn't slow Samsung Electronics down.
More: Examiner
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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
U.S. looks to replace human surveillance with computers  —  Security cameras that watch you, and predict what you'll do next, sound like science fiction.  But a team from Carnegie Mellon University says their computerized surveillance software will be capable of “eventually predicting” what you're going to do.
More: Gizmodo
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”.)

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