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October 29, 2012, 5:20 AM

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Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Amazon goes on the offensive.  Mocks Apple and compares Kindle Fire HD to iPad Mini on its homepage.  —  It has only been a few days since Apple announced its new iPad mini tablet device and Amazon has decided to put a damper on the iPad mini's introduction to the world.
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.
Kellex / Droid Life:
32GB Nexus 7 Goes on Display at Office Depot for $249, 16GB Drops to $199  —  Not that we weren't fully expecting this to happen, but in case you needed one last ounce of proof that the 32GB Nexus 7 was arriving for $249 and the 16GB version was dropping to $199, we have it for you.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Advertisers Refine Mobile Pitches for Phones and Tablets  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Say you are in a strange city and need a hotel for the night.  You pull out your phone, search for hotels on Google and see a nearby one listed at the top of the rankings, with a little phone icon that says, “Call.”
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight goes on sale in the UK, tablets now available to preorder  —  Announcing its intention to cross the Atlantic back in August, bookseller Barnes & Noble has today kicked-off its campaign to leverage ereader and ebook sales away from rivals Amazon …
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.
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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.
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.
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf  —  (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader.  —  Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices …
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