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November 7, 2012, 3:15 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 …
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.
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.”
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.
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Appcelerator Acquires Nodeable, Boosts Mobile Big Data  —  Appcelerator, a mobile applications development outfit, said today that it had acquired Nodeable, a small start-up focusing on using Hadoop for real-time big-data work.  —  The combination, Appcelerator says, will boost its ability …
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.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
T-Mobile makes three more cities iPhone-friendly with 4G  —  Apple iPhone owners wanting to use their device on T-Mobile's 4G network can now do so in three additional metropolitan areas.  The operator announced Wednesday that the Washington, DC, Baltimore and Houston markets now support HSPA+ service on the 1900 MHz band.
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 …

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