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November 11, 2012, 10:50 PM

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Apple:
HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute  —  All Patent Litigation Between the Companies Dismissed  —  HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement.  The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Surface Of Mars: My Date With A Microsoft Kiosk  —  “What's the best feature of the Surface?”  —  “Um, everything.”  —  Thus began my experience at a local mall buying a Microsoft Surface.  —  Yes, I bought a Surface — me, the lover of all things Apple and perhaps the biggest fan of the iPad out there.
More: BetaNews, WindowsWave and WinsydeTweets: @spencerchen
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Minding The (Apple)Store  —  As I've written many times in the past, I'm part of the vast chorus that praises the Apple Store.  And not just for the uncluttered product displays, the no-pressure sales people (who aren't on commission), or the Genius Bar that provides expert help, but for the impressive architecture.
More: asymco, Fortune, CNET and parislemonTweets: @rwanderman
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Is Dailybooth, THE original Web photo sharing service, closing down?  (Update: Yes)  —  Dailybooth, one of the first startups that helped bring online photo taking and sharing to the masses, is to close its doors, according to users who have received a shutdown note from the service.
More: InternautTweets: @spencerchen
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Online viewers start leaving if video doesn't play in 2 seconds, says study  —  As revenues decline for traditional forms of online advertising, video is emerging as a bright spot for many media companies.  It offers an opportunity for long engagement and hefty ad rates — but also a challenge to make it work.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Oliver Luckett of theAudience, Building Online Fan Bases  —  EVEN in an industry accustomed to madcap characters, Oliver Luckett cuts a “Who was that?” swath across Hollywood.  —  Raised in Mississippi and with the accent to prove it, Mr. Luckett, 38, is known for zooming around town in an Aston Martin …
More: The VergeTweets: @counternotions
Dr. Michael Wu / TechCrunch:
The Problem With Measuring Digital Influence  —  Social media is a required avenue for brands to engage their customers.  However, social media engagement is primarily based on conversations and personalized interactions that are difficult to scale.  Influencer marketing provides brands …
Tweets: @bill_gross and @jeffjarvis

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