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November 1, 2012, 12:35 PM

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iFixit:
iPad Mini Teardown  —  Trick-or-Treat!  While making our yearly October 31st rounds, we came across something interesting: a brand new iPad Mini!  All hopped up on sugar, we eagerly tore into Apple's first small tablet.  Smaller than an iPad, larger than an iPod, and able to leap tall buildings …
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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 …
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 …
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.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
At 9 Million Users Strong, Fab Raises More Money And Is Just Getting Warmed Up  —  In February 2011, Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shane Shellhammer were faced with one of the most painful experiences an entrepreneur must deal with: to decide whether to shut down their business, Fabulis …
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 …
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.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Microsoft and NTT DoCoMo sign collaborative agreement to push LTE Windows 8 tablets to businesses in Japan  —  Continuing to build partnerships following the launch of its new Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft's Japanese arm announced today that it has agreed a “cooperative business relationship” …
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.
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