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November 2, 2012, 4:15 PM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
Google Nexus 10 review  —  The Nexus 7 proved Google can design good hardware, but can it take on the iPad?  —  Tablets are in a funny phase.  For years, Google and Microsoft were content to sit back while hardware partners used their software to make tablets.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Nexus 4 review  —  Movie sequels often don't live up to the hype of the original blockbuster, but the same isn't always true of smartphones — on the contrary, they typically get even better.  The Nexus lineup, initially thought of as a “playground” for Android developers to test their apps on …
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Exclusive: Inside Android 4.2's powerful new security system  —  We've talked plenty about the new features in Google's Android 4.2 release — Photo Sphere, multi-user support, a reimagined tablet UI — but one of the most significant changes to the software is something you might not notice at a glance.
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Tests Smartphone With Asia Suppliers  —  Microsoft is working with Asian suppliers to test its own smartphone design.  The WSJ's Yun-Hee Kim tells us whether Microsoft will push this product out into the overcrowded market.  —  TAIPEI—Microsoft Corp. is working with component suppliers …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's reformed ‘apology’ to Samsung makes an appearance in UK newspapers  —  Coming a day after it the company was reprimanded for its “non-compliant” apology on its website, stating Samsung did not infringe on its products, Apple has today published its first newspaper adverts, as required by the UK court of appeal.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's iPad Mini Launch Draws Smaller Crowds Than Previous Product Debuts  —  The iPad mini officially went on sale today, and the response at physical retail stores has been mixed.  Some areas are seeing decent-sized lines, according to Reuters this morning, including Tokyo and Seoul Apple Stores …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After Declaring It the Future of Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer Appoints IntoNow's Adam Cahan as Mobile Kingpin (Internal Memo, Natch!)  —  A very important management shift at Yahoo got a bit lost in the news of the first acquisition — a small mobile start-up called Stamped — of new CEO Marissa Mayer last week.
Electronista:
Apple loses right to iPhone brand name in Mexico  —  Mexican iFone registered trade name four years before Apple  —  Apple has lost an injunction bid that would have allowed it to continue selling iPhone-branded products in Mexico.  A court in Mexico City handed down a ruling …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail  —  The heir to Windows' desktop dominion?  Uh, no.  —  Since the very first reveal of Windows 8, some critics have called the operating system a fatal move for Microsoft.  They call it a blunder so large in its abandonment …
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Jeremy Kirk / ITworld.com:
What's the price of a new Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability?  —  French security company Vupen is selling a vulnerability in Microsoft's latest operation system and browser  —  It's not exactly the type of advertisement most people would understand.  —  For sale: “Our first 0day for Win8+IE10 …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Microsoft versus Google trial raises concerns over courtroom secrecy  —  (Reuters) - Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars …
More: Neowin and DailyTechTweets: @fedcourtjunkie
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung: Galaxy Note II has sold 3 million units worldwide  —  Just over a month removed from launching its latest phablet, Samsung is reporting the Galaxy Note II has already racked up sales of 3 million units.  The 5.5-inch stylus-enabled smartphone is selling at more than three times …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook disables URL login shortcut after Google search exposes potential security flaw  —  A security hole has been discovered that allows anyone to see the email addresses corresponding to certain Facebook accounts.  Worse yet, some appear to be accessible without even entering a password.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Wired editor Ryan Singel leaves to create Contextly, help publishers integrate ‘related links’  —  For the past ten years, Threat Level editor at Wired, Ryan Singel had been involved in nearly everything a writer is exposed to in the business.  He's discovered that transparency and privacy matter …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon Shares Dive to New Low a Year After the IPO  —  Since the stock exchange has come back online following the superstorm in the Northeast, Groupon's stock has fallen a catastrophic 13 percent to hit a new all-time low.  —  And while the coupon provider will no doubt feel an impact …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
One on One: Google Android Director on Nexus Strategy  —  Google on Monday introduced new Android devices in small, medium and large: a phone, the Nexus 4; an upgraded seven-inch tablet, the Nexus 7; and a 10-inch tablet, the Nexus 10.  That puts Google in even more direct competition with Apple …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
With Hints For An IPO, Mobile Analytics Startup Flurry Raises $25M From Crosslink  —  It's taken more than five years to get here, but San Francisco-based mobile analytics and advertising company Flurry is hinting that an IPO might be around the corner.  The company just took $25 million …

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