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November 8, 2012, 1:20 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
You Might Have Gotten An Email From Twitter About Your Account Being Compromised, It's Real  —  Keep your eyes peeled, Twitter users: Twitter is sending out emails to some of its users telling them it has reset their password and asking them to create a new one.  If you can't log into your account that may be why.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes the iPhone 4S as the world's best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012  —  Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III handset usurped the Apple iPhone 4S as the world's best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report released by market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics.
Zack Whittaker / CNET:
Apple quietly pulls apology-hiding code from U.K. site  —  Visitors to Apple's U.K. Web site are no longer forced to scroll down to view a court-ordered apology to Samsung, after Apple tried to bury it using hidden code.  —  Less than a week after Apple was rumbled by Reddit users …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
7,000 Starbucks Locations Added to the Square Wallet  —  Starbucks is now accepting Square's mobile payment application at about 7,000 of its stores, as part of a wide-ranging agreement between the two companies.  —  The rollout is right on schedule, coming just three months after the partnership was announced in August.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Lenovo Q2 earnings reveal record high sales of $8.7 billion, highest-ever PC market share  —  PC maker Lenovo has reported its earnings for Q2, and there was plenty of good news: $8.7 billion in sales, a record high, a PC market share of 15.6 percent, it's largest ever and operating profit of $206 million …
Emma Turpin / Google Chrome Blog:
JAM with Chrome: Play music live with your friends online  —  If you ever dreamed of playing in a band, now's your chance to be a rock star.  JAM with Chrome is an interactive web application that enables friends in different locations to play music together in the Chrome browser on their computers.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
BlackBerry 10 gets US government certification, first time RIM products approved ahead of launch  —  Research In Motion today announced that the BlackBerry 10 platform has received Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB 140-2) certification.
DigiTimes:
Foxconn reportedly plans to set up plants in US  —  Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly plans to establish manufacturing plants in the US and is currently conducting evaluations in cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles, according to market watchers.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Patent suits target Google, Intel, hundreds more for encrypting web traffic  —  Enlarge / A figure from the patent that has been asserted against Intel, Google, and hundreds of other companies providing SSL and TLS on their websites.  —  Google  —  An unknown company's four-year campaign …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Web radio growing faster than on-demand services (study)  —  Webcasters, such as Pandora, saw following increase by 27 percent while on-demand players, such as Spotify and Rhapsody grew by 18 percent.  —  Music listening patterns continue to evolve and not just from analog to digital …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Supreme Court Rejects Hearing For Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde  —  Earlier this year the copyright infringement sentence of Peter Sunde was made final.  This meant that the former Pirate Bay spokesman should have begun an eight month jail sentence in May, but this did not come to pass.
Jacqueline Seng / CNET:
MasterCard rolls out credit card with display and keypad  —  The next-generation 2-in-1 card features an embedded LCD display and touch-sensitive buttons for generating one-time passwords.  —  Next time you get a new card from your bank, don't be surprised if it has a keypad and an LCD on it.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Automattic Launches Jetpack 2.0 For Self-Hosted WordPress Sites, Includes Free WP.com Image Offloading, Infinite Scroll & More  —  Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress content management and blogging platform, just launched Jetpack 2.0, which brings a number of WordPress.com features to self-hosted WordPress installs.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences  —  There's a prevalent myth in Silicon Valley, the myth that people aren't snobs here.  This isn't true.  A sort of reverse/meta-snobbery exists here, mostly intellectual in its nature, and the line between the alphas and the betas is extremely clear cut for those who can see it.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Judge blocks California's new ban on anonymity for sex offenders  —  On Tuesday, voters in California overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35, which ratcheted up penalties for those convicted of sex crimes, including human trafficking.  The proposition included a provision requiring registered sex offenders …

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