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October 29, 2012, 10:00 PM

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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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Forstall Out; Ive Up  —  Blockbuster executive leadership change at Apple; Scott Forstall has been shown the door.  Here's the key paragraph: … Forstall has long been a polarizing executive within Apple.  Remember this piece by Austin Carr for Fast Company six weeks ago …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Inside Apple's major shakeup  —  What is really behind the biggest management shakeup at Apple since the Steve Jobs putsch that eliminated Gil Amelio in 1997?  —  FORTUNE — Tim Cook's honeymoon at Apple is over.  —  Apple's (AAPL) CEO announced the departure of mobile software chief Scott Forstall on Monday.
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:
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 …
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.
More: Joystiq
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 …
Mark Gillett / The Big Blog:
Sneak Preview of Skype for Windows Phone 8  —  It's been an exciting few weeks for the team at Skype.  We've launched our new fast, easy-to-use and beautiful Skype for Windows 8, and updated Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac to version 6.0.  Today we are announcing the soon …
Liu Jiayi / ZDNet:
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Instagram users are posting 10 Hurricane Sandy pictures every second  —  Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells us via a spokeswoman: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors.”
Gabriel Stricker / Twitter Blog:
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.
More: Engadget
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Google Signs Deal With Warner Music Group  —  Google got one of the key pieces of its digital music puzzle in place over the weekend when it finally signed a deal to bring the catalog of the Warner Music Group — with Green Day, Madonna, Neil Young, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and hundreds of other acts — to its Play store.

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Microsoft:
How technology (and people) are helping to sustain the black rhino  —  Watch: Dr. Friedrich Reinhard owns a wildlife reserve in Namibia, and for 30 years has been working with the government to stabilize …
Avangate:
Top 10 Myths of Conversion Optimization [Avangate MythBusters]  —  Conversion rate optimization can be a humbling experience.  You start with a hypothesis (your opinion on how to improve your website) and then run a test to see if you were right or wrong.
HP:
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Cloud?  (Enterprise Public Cloud-Computing)  —  We use its applications every day, but the cloud - the place where much of our digital lives takes place - remains a mystery for many.
Zoho:
Introducing Inbox Insight: A Search Engine For Your Inbox  —  If you're like me, you read perhaps a hundred emails a day.  A few are very important.  Some need follow up.  Some become references to important information.
 

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