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November 13, 2012, 5:00 PM

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Nokia:
Nokia redefines digital map landscape by introducing HERE as new brand for its location and mapping service  —  Nokia extends its service across devices and operating systems  —  Nokia announces new partnership with Mozilla and planned acquisition of 3D capture company, earthmine
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Nokia to Offer Its Maps for iPhones and Android Phones  —  Nokia still hasn't found its way to a successful comeback in the smartphone market.  But the company is hoping to get its tentacles into competitors' phones through mapping applications, a move it hopes will help it improve its maps.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Nokia Maps a Course For its Location Business, Unveils “Here” Location Cloud  —  Aiming to make better use of its location assets, Nokia on Tuesday introduced a cloud-based service called Here.  —  Elop has said that location will be one of five key businesses for Nokia going forward …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Hands on with Nokia's HERE, a cross-platform mapping tool that takes on Microsoft, Google, and Apple  —  Welcome to the mapping wars, it would seem.  As Microsoft burnishes Bing, Google cements its market advantage with its own tool, Apple works to right its own ship, Nokia is diving into the ring …
More: Wired
Dorothy Chou / The Official Google Blog:
Transparency Report: Government requests on the rise  —  We think it's important to shine a light on how government actions could affect our users.  When we first launched the Transparency Report in early 2010, there wasn't much data out there about how governments sometimes hamper the free flow of information on the web.
Reuters:
Exclusive: AMD hires bank to explore options - sources  —  (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple Stores top Tiffany's in sales per square foot, again  —  But the $45 dollars the average Apple Store customer spends each visit is the least of it  —  FORTUNE — It is likely that there is no retail outlet in the world that generates as much cash per square foot than an Apple Store.
Alana Karen / Google Fiber Blog:
Google Fiber installations kick off today  —  The title says it all!  After months of building a brand new Fiber infrastructure, we're excited to announce that today we're officially starting to connect homes in Kansas City to Google Fiber.  —  We've been working in a few homes …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Exclusive: Windows Phone 8 Coming to Sprint in 2013  —  Windows Phone 8 is hitting three of the four big carriers in the U.S. this year, with Nokia and HTC phones coming to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.  But Sprint is sitting out the 2012 season, waiting to introduce Windows Phones in 2013.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 Android 4.2 updates available to download  —  Today's the day the Nexus 4 goes on sale, but if you're a Galaxy Nexus owner not quite ready to upgrade to Google's latest flagship phone, don't worry — there's still something to look forward to.
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
Winklevoss Twins Lead Investment in Start-Up Shopping Site  —  While many are still lamenting the failures of the Facebook's initial public offering, two of its most well-known shareholders are no longer wringing their hands.  —  Instead, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss - the twins referred to as the …
More: CNET and Betabeat
Reuters:
Apple stops selling customer protection plan at Italian shops  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has stopped selling a customer protection plan that raised concerns with Italy's antitrust authority, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.  —  Italy's competition watchdog had threatened the U.S. giant …
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
Surface RT Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  Introduction The new Windows Tablets, led by Microsoft's Surface, provide a third major family of Tablets for consumers and the computing world.  The significance and stakes are enormous because Tablets are among the most important developments …
Abu Dhabi / Reuters:
UAE toughens law on Internet dissent  —  (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has tightened the law on online dissent, imposing jail terms for anyone who derides or caricatures the Gulf Arab country's rulers or state institutions on the web.  —  The UAE did not undergo the popular uprisings …
More: BBC, Bloomberg and The Verge
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
AT&T to start selling the ASUS VivoTab RT on November 16th for $500, keyboard dock included for a limited time  —  We've known for some time that AT&T would sell an LTE version of ASUS' VivoTab RT tablet running Windows RT, but until today we just had the vague promise that it would arrive …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With GrubHub's New Driver-Tracking Feature DeliveryHub, GrubHub Now Alerts Diners About Order Status, Shows Deliveries On A Map  —  Chicago-based GrubHub, a startup that lets you order food for delivery or take out online or on mobile, is launching a new “Track Your Grub” …

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Microsoft:
Delivering a complete cloud for every business, industry and geography  —  Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group discusses Microsoft's approach to delivering the industry's complete cloud.
Amazon Web Services:
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Rackspace:
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Zoho:
Announcing the New and Improved Zoho Docs for Android  —  From charting out flight plans to building a whole new website, everything is now available at your fingertips.  Businesses, small or big …
 

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