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November 2, 2012, 6:00 AM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Introducing: The Physical Google Wallet Card - Coming Soon To Google Wallet, And More New Features  —  We just had a bomb dropped on us by an anonymous tipster, courtesy of a leaked version of the Google Wallet app - and it was hiding some pretty amazing secrets.  Let's cut to the chase: physical Google Wallet card.
iFixit:
iPad 4 Teardown  —  We got our hands on the fourth generation of iPad; we shall call it iPad 4.  The iPad 4 is kind of like a fourth book added on to a trilogy: its release was a bit sudden and unexpected, but it's a part of the group, nonetheless.  This fourth iteration of iPad shares a lot …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
AAPL May Sell 1M to 1.5M iPad minis This Weekend, Says Piper  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster this afternoon opines that Apple (AAPL) may sell 1 million to 1.5 million of its iPad mini when they go on sale at retail tomorrow, after having been introduced two weeks ago.
BBC:
Apple ordered to re-write ‘inaccurate’ Samsung statement  —  Apple said it believed the message had been in compliance with the court order  —  Apple has 48 hours to re-write a statement on its website relating to its design rights dispute with Samsung, UK judges have ruled.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 920 review  —  Will Nokia's third attempt at launching a premiere Windows Phone finally be the home run it needs?  The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company's third attempt at launching the definitive Windows Phone.  In April, Nokia and Microsoft tried to convince the world that the Lumia 900 …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
What's new in iOS 6.1 beta: Maps bugs reporting, lockscreen music, more  —  Apple just released a beta version of iOS 6.1 to developers, following the public release of iOS 6.0.1.  We get mostly expected fixes in 6.0.1, but we are already started discovering new features in the 6.1 beta.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Kellex / Droid Life:
Google Now has a Built-in Pedometer - Tracks Miles Walked and Biked From Each Month  —  Last night, and possibly because the month of October came to a close, Google Now started showing a new card to a number of our readers.  That new card is a pedometer that has been tracking their steps …
More: Engadget and PhoneArena
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Amazon fattens up EC2 compute cloud, chops prices  —  Embiggened CPU and memory, but EBS storage only  —  Cloud computing juggernaut Amazon Web Services has cut prices and fattened up its offerings.  —  AWS was founded to sell raw compute and storage like any other kind of retail item …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Misconfigured Apache sites expose user passwords, other private data  —  A publicly viewable server status on one site exposes user passwords to the world.  —  More than 2,000 websites—some operated by Fortune 500 companies, game sites, and retail outlets—are exposing system status information …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Facebook, AMD, HP and others team up to plan the ARM data center takeover  —  In case you've been following Hurricane Sandy coverage as opposed to ARM's tech conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week, the chip IP company had two significant announcements.
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook brings keyword search to App Center  —  Facebook is rolling out search for App Center, allowing users to not only find apps by name but also by keyword such as “cars” or “fitness.”  —  This change will help users better navigate App Center, which previously offered filters by category but no direct search.
More: VentureBeat and AllFacebookThanks:@malliegator
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Apple Maps Sees Its First International Territorial Dispute As Korea Protests Island Naming  —  From the it-had-to-happen-sooner-or-later department: Apple is in the midst of its first international territorial dispute over its new Apple Maps product.  —  As the Korea Times reports …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Pirate Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Damages For Sharing 10 Movies  —  Since early 2010, hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. have been sued for downloading and sharing copyrighted content on BitTorrent.  —  Nearly all of these cases end up dismissed or settled …
More: CNET
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Ray Ozzie on startups: Don't underestimate the power of your connections  —  Ray Ozzie, the software pioneer best known around these parts as Microsoft's former chief software architect, was the surprise keynote speaker at the TechStars Seattle Demo Day this afternoon.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft admits it ‘ran out of time’ on Windows Phone 8 notification center  —  One of the interesting omissions from Microsoft's recently launched Windows Phone 8 operating system is the lack of a notification center.  Android and iOS both include a system to collect the various alerts triggered …
Alfonso Maruccia / Neowin:
10 Petabytes of data saved by The Internet Archive  —  The Internet Archive has achieved an important goal in its endless quest to preserve the interconnected culture, ie a collection of 10 Petabytes of data (10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes, or 10,000,000 Gigabytes) in digital format.

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Microsoft:
Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
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