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November 1, 2012, 4:30 PM

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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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad Mini Teardown Reveals Samsung Display Driver, A5 Chip, Stereo Speakers  —  iFixit is currently working on a teardown of the iPad mini, revealing the internal components of the device for the first time.  —  One interesting development is the discovery of a Samsung display driver chip.
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 …
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 …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Photos For Android, A Photo-Sharing App For Android Phones & Tablets  —  Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new photo-management application for Android phones, which takes advantage of its consumer-facing service known as Cloud Drive, a competitor to Google Drive and Dropbox.
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/.
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 …
Twitter Blog:
Visualizing the 2012 election  —  Throughout the 2012 election season, the biggest topics and emerging trends have played out on Twitter, offering an extensive dataset for our Analytics team to explore.  Prominent issues in this year's campaign range from Pell Grants for students to Medicare for the elderly …
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 …

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