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November 7, 2012, 10:55 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad, and Android revealed  —  Office Mobile will arrive in early 2013  —  Microsoft's Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality.  Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Via @BarackObama, the Most Popular Tweet of All Time  —  This tweet, from @BarackObama, was sent about 30 minutes ago: … In that span of time, it became the most retweeted tweet of all time.  In that span of time, it was retweeted — as of this writing — 298,318 times.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
MegaUpload redo is shut down even before debut  —  The government of Gambon said it plans to suspend the domain name that MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom planned to use to launch a new cloud-storage service.  —  We won't find the MegaUpload-replacement service anytime soon at Me.ga.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Nexus 4 Is a Great Value With Small Improvements  —  Google's Android operating system is used on hundreds of smartphones and tablets.  But the flagship Android devices, the ones the company calls “the best of Google,” are labeled Nexus.  They are meant to show the world all that an Android device can be …
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple loses $368.2M lawsuit to patent holding company VirnetX in E. Texas court ruling  —  According to Bloomberg, Apple lost a lawsuit against VirnetX in a Texas courtroom late this evening and ordered to pay $368.2 million in damages.  VirnetX sued Apple for infringing on its collection …
Samad Rizvi / The Pixar Times:
Pixar Names Building After Steve Jobs  —  Steve Jobs is often associated with Apple, but many often forgot that the visionary played a large role in the creation of Pixar.  He financed the work at the studio long before it became profitable, pouring millions of his own money into keeping Pixar afloat …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple tech can illuminate ‘invisible’ touch controls, displays  —  Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an invention that creates microperforations in a device so small as be imperceptible to the naked eye, but large enough to allow the passage of light, that can be used in concert …
Bloomberg:
Apple Says Samsung's Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean Infringe Patents  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) told a judge that Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)'s Galaxy Note 10.1 device infringes its patents, and sought to add the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system to an existing lawsuit against Samsung in California.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
AT&T to pay feds $700,000 to settle overcharging dispute  —  The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday it has reached a $700,000 settlement with AT&T over claims that the carrier overcharged wireless data customers.  —  AT&T has agreed to pay $700,000 to the federal government …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Well, It's Becoming Clear That Steve Jobs Was Flat-Out Wrong  —  An interesting thing has happened in the days since Apple released its new smaller iPad:  —  Many Apple devotees have said it will become THE iPad, at least in their own personal use.  —  Why?  —  Mainly because of weight and size.
Reuters:
Sony PlayStation certificate sparks talk China may lift console ban  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 has received a certification of quality from a Chinese safety standards body, sparking speculation that China will end a decade-old ban on home game consoles.
More: CNET and The Next Web
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft will invest $100 million in Rio de Janeiro with new tech center  —  Microsoft is set to invest around $100 million USD in Rio de Janeiro over the next four years while the opening of its first advanced technology center in Brazil, Agência Estado reports.
More: ZDNet and CNET
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Sprint buys spectrum and 585,000 customers from U.S. Cellular for $480m in cash  —  Sprint Nextel (Sprint) today announced that it will acquire PCS spectrum and more than half a million customers in parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio from U.S. Cellular …
George Herd / BBC:
Broadband ‘2,000 times’ faster aim of Bangor scientists  —  The Bangor University team hope the high-speed fibre optic technology can be developed using cheap ‘off-the-shelf’ components  —  Broadband speeds that are 2,000 times faster without a massive hike in costs?
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The late smartphone adopter paradox  —  comScore reports that US smartphone penetration has decisively crossed over 50% in August.  This should not come as a surprise as the penetration rate has been very linear.  —  Now that we've crossed this milestone, the thing to watch is the conversion rate …
Vlad Dudau / Neowin:
Gartner: 1.2 billion smart devices will be sold in 2013  —  It's no secret that smartphones and tablets are becoming ubiquitous, but the actual numbers might surprise you.  The analyst firm Gartner has released a report saying that this year, 821 million smart devices have been sold, including smartphones and tablets.

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