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November 7, 2012, 1:30 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Save For Later Service Pocket Overhauls Its API To Make Things Easier For Its 10,000 Developer Partners  —  Pocket, the online service for saving content for later viewing that began life as Read It Later, today announced a brand new version of its API, designed to make things easier and better …
Robert Brand / wpcentral.com:
SkyDrive App now available for Windows Phone 8 devices  —  Oddly missing for a while from Microsoft next generation mobile OS, Windows Phone 8, SkyDrive is now available to download on your new handset.  —  While it has been possible to get most of the things you might care about from the Pictures Hub …
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