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October 29, 2012, 10:15 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.
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.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 syncing app for Windows 8 and RT  —  With less than 24 hours to go until Microsoft takes the covers off Windows Phone 8 once and for all, the company has released a companion app in the Windows Store that'll work in tandem with the new devices.
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 Component  —  The success of Microsoft Corp.'s new operating system may hinge...on hinges.  —  Hardware companies are grappling with the fact that the Windows 8 software has a touch-oriented user interface.  That means not simply adding touch screens …
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon sues former Amazon Web Services sales chief over his new job at Google  —  Amazon.com has filed suit against Daniel Powers, the former vice president in charge of global sales for Amazon Web Services — alleging that his new job as Google's director of cloud platform sales violates …
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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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 822 officially announced for Verizon Wireless  —  Verizon and Nokia just announced that the Lumia 822 will be coming to Verizon Wireless, though unfortunately there aren't any pricing or release date details available yet.  Rumors of this device surfaced a few weeks ago when a few photos leaked …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
After Google Glass: The Content of Our Augmented-Reality Future  —  The new Google FieldTrip app probes the question: What digital information do you want to see overlaid on the physical world?  —  A book in The Future.  —  It is The Future.  You wake up at dawn and fumble on the bedstand for your (Google) Glass.

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