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November 1, 2012, 11:10 AM

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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
Apple Leaves U.K. Judge at ‘Loss’ Over Samsung Web Posts  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was criticized by U.K. judges in a patent lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) for posting a notice on its website that was “untrue” and “incorrect.”  —  The U.K. Court of Appeal in London ordered Apple …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
New York Times:
Apple Shake-Up Could End Real-World Images  —  Whether they realize it or not, all of those who swipe a finger down from the top of the iPhone's screen to check for notifications are bearing witness to a big sore point within Apple.  —  There, behind a list of text messages …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Behind Silicon Valley's Un-Retirement: Why Bob Mansfield Is Back at Apple  —  Bob Mansfield, Apple's former senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, is now back at the company after what may be one of Silicon Valley's briefest retirements.  —  The longtime company exec returned fully …
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
A Look inside Verizon's Flooded Communications Hub  —  Eleven years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Verizon Communications Inc. is once again scrambling to repair severe damage to a key switching facility inside its historic headquarters building in lower Manhattan.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
How Hurricane Sandy Slapped the Sarcasm Out of Twitter  —  Twitter is often a caldron of sarcasm, much of it funny, little of it useful.  But as a social medium based on short-burst communication, Twitter can change during large events — users talk about “watching” the spectacle unfold across their screens.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Path finally launches its long-awaited iPad app, brings tablet-friendly features to its 3 million users  —  Finally, Path, the personal social network, has come to the iPad.  A day before the release of Apple's new iPad mini tablet, the company is releasing its long-awaited and highly-demanded app for the tablet.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Kim Dotcom announces Me.ga, the new domain for the upcoming Megaupload reboot  —  Kim Dotcom has unveiled the new Me.ga domain for his upcoming download service, which will launch next January on the anniversary of the controversial police raid on his mansion. … Currently, Me.ga redirects to Kim.com/mega/.
Matt Hickey / The Daily:
Facebook seeks to offer alternative to Craigslist, utilizing user networks  —  Facebook seeks to offer alternative to Craigslist, utilizing user networks  —  Facebook is testing a new service that might make Craigslist a thing of the past.  —  Two sources within Facebook …
David Talbot / MIT Technology Review:
Efficiency Breakthrough Promises Smartphones that Use Half the Power  —  A startup says it's cracked a decades-old efficiency problem dogging wireless communications.  —  Why It Matters  —  Thanks to inefficient power amplifiers, smartphones have short battery lives and cellular base stations waste much of the energy they consume.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
AT&T launches its photo and video backup app Locker on iOS  —  US operator AT&T believes it can muscle in on the emergent photo and video sharing space, today launching its new Locker iOS app, allows users to quickly and securely host and share their images on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and email.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Summly wants to make news summaries cool  —  Remember Nick D'Aloisio, the Internet wunderkind I met last year in Berlin?  Well, he is back with Summly, an iOS (iPhone + iPod Touch) mobile app that takes full news pages and offers them as short and succinct summaries for on-the-go consumption.
Jung-Ah Lee / Digits:
Samsung Says Tablets to be New Growth Engine  —  After a slow start in ramping up its tablet business Samsung Electronics Co. , the biggest smartphone maker by shipments, has signaled it will aggressively push out new models to expand in the market.  —  Samsung is targeting to …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft founders Allen, Gates reconnect after year-long rift  —  Paul Allen's memoir, Idea Man, is out in paperback this week, and the Microsoft co-founder has penned an epilogue updating readers on some of the book's major storylines — including the status of his friendship with Bill Gates.
More: CNET
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
In App Store vs. Appstore court clash, Apple runs into a skeptical judge  —  OAKLAND, California—Apple is a litigious company, most famously for its multi-billion dollar patent crusade against Samsung.  The Cupertino company has a more quixotic legal battle going on against its competitors …
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Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Now that Halo 4 will run on Windows Azure, what's next?  —  Microsoft knows how to make big, sweeping pronouncements.  And there were a lot of those flowing out of the company's Build Conference in Redmond, Wash. this week.  —  In a blog posted Wednesday, the day of his Build keynote.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Finland: Plan for universal 100Mbps service by 2015 on track  —  Finns are hoping that universal high-speed Internet access will be even more awesome than a full rainbow.  —  Alex Brown  —  Back in 2009, Finland announced what might be the world's most ambitious national broadband plan …
David Kravets / Wired:
Feds Say No Dice in Retrieving Your Data Seized in Megaupload Case  —  Federal prosecutors are proposing a process that would make it essentially impossible for former Megaupload users to recover their data following the government's seizure of the file-sharing service's servers and domain names …

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