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October 29, 2012, 5:25 PM

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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes  —  People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day.  Nexus—Google's hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle.  Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video  —  Will this latest 10-inch Android tablet finally find success?  —  Google has officially unveiled the new Nexus 10 tablet running Android 4.2.  Built by Samsung but clearly designed by Google …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!  —  Google undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $399 starting price just tilted price-performance balance in a different direction than we'd seen even a week ago.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8  —  Latest smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC go on sale in November.  —  Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company's smartphone operating system.  Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience …
The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 review  —  Microsoft's mobile platform gets hardware muscle and another lease on life  —  “This is Windows Phone.  No, for real this time.”  That's what I thought when I started hearing about Windows Phone 8 a few months ago.  Just like Windows Phone 7 …
Apple:
Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services  —  Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles  —  Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles  —  Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett will leave the company and the rest of the executive team will take over additional responsibilities, the company has announced.  —  Here is the announcement:
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Now: behind the predictive future of search  —  How Google learned to un-fragment itself and create the next big thing  —  For decades, visions of the future have played with the magical possibilities of computers: they'll know where you are, what you want, and can access all the world's information with a simple voice prompt.
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Charlie Osborne / CNET:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal shed paywalls for Hurricane Sandy  —  As people go online to get more information on Hurricane Sandy, news outlets are responding by making their content free.  —  Two major publications have stripped away their paywalls to give consumers unfettered access …
Andrea Smith / Mashable!:
Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light Bulbs  —  When you think of Apple, you think of iPhones or iPods, or perhaps a MacBook, but you probably don't think about home automation.  That may change starting Tuesday, when Philips starts selling its Hue light bulbs exclusively …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google Play, Android becoming entertainment powerhouses  —  Search giant is shedding image as an enemy of the entertainment industry.  The company now has licensing deals with all top Hollywood film studios, music labels and magazine publishers.  —  Zahava Levine, director of content partnerships …
Nick Taborek / Washington Post:
Pentagon plans to buy iPhones, Androids in threat to BlackBerry's market share  —  The Pentagon is planning to open its network for the first time to Apple iPhones and devices running Google's Android operating system, a threat to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice sues Yelp for using “Best of”  —  Do you want to publish your ideas for “the best of San Francisco” or the “best of Seattle?”  Well, the publisher of the Village Voice says you can't because “best of” is a trademark that belongs exclusively to its group of alternative weeklies.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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