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November 7, 2012, 2:40 PM

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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.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills the Great White Fail Whale  —  In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service's election day perfectly:  —  “RIP Fail Whale.”  —  Indeed, all throughout Nov. 6, that cutesy, once-ubiquitous cartoon …
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Michael Scherer / TIME:
Inside the Secret World of Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win  —  “The cave” at President Obama's Election headquarters in Chicago  —  In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who had powered Barack Obama's campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49.
Reuters:
Foxconn's Gou says tough to cope with iPhone demand  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said on Wednesday the company's flagship Hon Hai unit is finding it difficult to cope with the massive demand for Apple Inc's iPhones.  —  “It's not easy to make the iPhones.
Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News:
Apple officially in ‘bear market’ following postelection sell-off  —  CUPERTINO — Apple (AAPL) shares plunged to a five-month low Wednesday in the midst of a postelection sell-off, pulling shares to 20 percent below the peak reached less than two months ago, which investors term a “bear market.”
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Told to Pay $368.2 Million to VirnetX in Trial  —  VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC) was awarded $368.2 million after a federal jury yesterday said Apple Inc. (AAPL) infringed its patents for virtual-private-network technology used in Apple's FaceTime video-calling function.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Me.ga Hackers: We're Real Pirates & We'll Sell Dotcom's Domain To Universal  —  On January 20, 2013 Kim Dotcom is set to launch the successor to Megaupload, along with a promise for it to be bigger and better than before.  —  In anticipation of opposition, Dotcom previously revealed …
AppleInsider:
Apple's Eddy Cue joins Ferrari board of directors  —  Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet software and services, has joined the Ferrari board of directors, in a move that could hint that Apple is interested in moving into users' vehicles.  —  Ferrari announced in a statement on Wednesday that Cue has joined its board.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T will spend $14B to pump up wireless, wireline network  —  The telecommunications giant is investing heavily in its infrastructure in a bid to spark accelerating growth.  —  AT&T today laid out a broad plan to upgrade both its wireline and wireless networks and keep its growth moving.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Is AT&T's plan to end landline phone service crazy, or just crazy enough?  —  Like ripping a bandage off, getting rid of copper is painful but necessary  —  POTS, the loving acronym for “plain old telephone service,” is the single oldest continuously operating network in existence.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Has Big Usage Lead on Amazon, Hulu, HBO, says Sandvine Report  —  Netflix has plenty of competitors selling streaming video on the Web.  —  So far none of them is remotely close to challenging Reed Hastings and company.  —  That's a reasonable conclusion to draw from a new report …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Waze begins monetization push with location-guided ads  —  Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app, has become an important free tool for 30 million users, who spend an average of 440 minutes in the app each month.  That's a lot of people spending gobs of time telling Waze where they're going and what they're stopping for on their trips.
Rachel Emma Silverman / Wall Street Journal:
Evernote CEO in No Rush for an IPO  —  Evernote Corp. Chief Executive Phil Libin likens his company's productivity app to an “external brain” that lets users collect notes, lists, clippings and other ephemera in a single digital hub.  —  The app's roughly 41 million users suggest there is demand …
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 …
Sam Laird / Mashable!:
Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets  —  Twitter introduced Cards this summer, enabling media publishers to include quick synopses and article photos in tweets, and allowing the rest of us to view linked pictures and videos without leaving Twitter at all.

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