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November 14, 2012, 9:30 AM

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Security hole allows anyone to hijack your Skype account using only your email address (updated)  —  A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft's Skype that allows anyone to change your password and thus take over your account.  The issue was first posted on a Russian forum …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Microsoft disables Skype password resets following major security issue (update)  —  Russian hackers have discovered a security hole in Skype's password recovery tool that allows a third party to take control of your account.  All the hackers require is your Skype username and the email address that Skype account is registered to.
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.
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Agence France Presse:
Samsung plans no settlement with Apple: executive  —  SEOUL — A top Samsung executive said that the South Korean electronics giant had no plans to follow Taiwanese firm HTC in seeking a settlement over its patent disputes with arch-rival Apple.  —  Samsung and Apple are currently embroiled …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOm:
Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph  —  Google announced the next big update for Google TV Wednesday, bringing advanced voice control, a new programming guide app and all kinds of smarts derived from Google's Knowledge Graph to the platform.
Chris Soghoian / ACLU:
Surveillance and Security Lessons From the Petraeus Scandal  —  When the CIA director cannot hide his activities online, what hope is there for the rest of us?  In the unfolding sex scandal that has led to the resignation of David Petraeus, the FBI's electronic surveillance and tracking …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gartner: Android Accounted For 72% Of Smartphone Sales In Q3, Overall Sales Of Mobile Handsets Down 3%  —  Gartner has this morning published its numbers on the performance of the mobile handset industry in Q3.  The topline figure is that the mobile industry overall continues to see pressure …
Olivia Smith / CNNMoney.com:
Papa John's faces $250 million spam lawsuit  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Popular U.S. pizza chain Papa John's faces a $250 million class-action lawsuit for blasting customers with illegal text messages.  —  The plaintiffs allege that Papa John's ( PZZA) franchises sent customers a total of 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
New BlackBerry Messenger will offer free voice calls over Wi-Fi, open beta starts today  —  RIM may be focusing most of its energy on the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS, but it's also getting ready to roll out a major new feature to BlackBerry Messenger users.
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 …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Yoga PC Flips and Bends, but as a Tablet, It's Clumsy  —  Windows 8 presents a dilemma for PC makers.  It contains two very different user interfaces: a touch-oriented, tablet-like one with clusters of tiles, full-screen apps and an on-screen keyboard; plus the traditional Windows desktop and apps …
Dalton Caldwell:
Understanding Like-gate  —  Several prominent people are up in arms about Facebook charging for access to users who have already Liked their page.  —  I believe this debate is missing the big picture, and what we are in fact witnessing is the unfurling of the full-fledged Facebook business model.
More: ReadWrite, ReadWrite and Piaras Kelly PRTweets: @tim
Jung-Ah Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Bets On Flexible Displays  —  SEOUL—As the battle for dominance in the smartphone and tablet market intensifies, South Korean conglomerate Samsung is pushing ahead with plans to start mass production of displays using plastic rather than glass, a move that will make mobile devices unbreakable, lighter and bendable.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Google Foretells Big Switch to Networks of the Future  —  In the summer of 1998, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were drafting an official business plan for the company they hoped to build around their Google search engine, they asked Guido Appenzeller for a little help.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 takes on Google Glass in 2013  —  Vuzix has revealed its challenge to Google's Glass, the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, a wearable Android computer set to hit the market in early 2013.  Resembling an oversized Bluetooth headset, the Ice Cream Sandwich-based M100 consists …
Andrew Martonik / Android Central:
Google Voice is broken in Android 4.2  —  We're hearing lots of rumblings about Google Voice issues with Android 4.2, starting with the early Nexus 4 review units that went out, but that could've been blamed on pre-release software.  Well it seems that the final 4.2 software has the same bits …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The world according to Twitter as seen through a high-performance computer  —  I watched the 2012 elections on Twitter, and I wasn't alone.  Data from the social network proves that out, with more than 31 million election-related tweets recorded that night.  But what does that type of activity look like in real time?
More: PC Pro and ZDNet
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Barnes & Noble releases Nook reading app for Windows 8  —  Barnes & Nobile has finally made a Nook app available in the Windows Store.  The reading app runs on both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices and supports books, newspapers, comics, and magazines.  It's a little later than we'd hoped for …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco's Chambers Hopeful on Tax Policy; ‘US Has to Pull Us Out of This’  —  In a phone call following a conference call following better-than-expected fiscal Q1 results by Cisco Systems (CSCO), CEO John Chambers was kind enough to spend a little time chatting with me.

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