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November 16, 2012, 5:40 PM

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Reuters:
Samsung goes after HTC deal to undercut Apple-filing  —  When Apple Inc and HTC Corp last week ended their worldwide legal battles with a 10-year patent licensing agreement, they declined to answer a critical question: whether all of Apple's patents were covered by the deal.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video  —  Reed Hastings says that, one day, Amazon will provide real competition for Netflix.  —  But the Netflix CEO says Jeff Bezos will have to spend a lot of money before that happens: Hastings says Amazon is losing between $500 million …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Television Launch Probably Not Imminent  —  Now that the iPad mini has successfully transitioned from rumor to reality, Apple-watchers are turning their attention back to another of the company's mythical products — the Apple Television.  According to a new report out of Jefferies …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook offering e-retailers sales tracking tool  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc wants more credit for making online cash registers ring.  —  Facebook will begin rolling out on Friday a new tool which will allow online retailers to track purchases by members of the social network who have viewed their ads.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Forrester finds mixed prospects for Windows 8 in the enterprise  —  Summary: Forrester Research adds some more data to the list of early indicators as to how Windows 8 may do.  And so far, it's a mixed bag, based on its survey data.  —  There's mixed news for Windows 8's prospects in the enterprise …
Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
What The New Twitter Will Look Like  —  If you want to know what your Twitter timeline is going to look like, there's a preview already hidden in your Twitter app.  —  The new Discover page, full-screen photos and retweet style.  —  The message from Twitter over the last year has been consistent about one thing: Change is coming.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Myspace burning: As new site rolls out, how it hopes to rise from the ashes and back into prominence  —  Two brothers decided that they wanted to take on the challenge of rebuilding one of the most popular sites of the past decade.  Why?  Because, although others tried and failed, it was something they felt they could bring back.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
AMD Prepares for January Reorganization, Including More Job Cuts  —  Having recently laid off about 1,700 people — amounting to nearly 15 percent of its workforce — whispers around the offices at chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices are already focusing on another corporate reorganization that would probably include even more layoffs.
More: ZDNetThanks:@ahess247
Richard Hay / WindowsObserver.com:
Twitter Completely Slams the Door on Tweetro; Refuses to Offer Exemption to User Token Limits  —  It has been a few days since the news broke that Tweetro had run into Twitter's new API limits when it comes to allowed user tokens for their Twitter application.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Sony promises top-end handset to compete with GS III and iPhone, implies its existing flagship doesn't  —  Sony Mobile's sales chief, Dennis van Schie, has gone on the record with a pledge that just about crosses the line from marketing to manifesto.  Speaking to the Financial Times Deutschland …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo CEO Mayer Cuts End-of-Year “Week of Rest” for Employees, While Prepping Plans to Cull Bottom 20 Percent of Staff  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now starting to unveil the flip side of free lunches and smartphones, with two employee-focused moves that are a little more tough love in nature.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
The U.S. government is suing eBay over a hiring pact with Intuit  —  eBay agreed with Intuit to not hire its workers, even if they approached the company for work.  For that pact, the U.S. government is suing the company as in breach of anti-trust laws.  —  According to a lawyer …
More: Bloomberg and Reuters
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book  —  Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant's publishing imprint …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Former Creative Director at Wired Is Named Editor  —  Wired announced Friday afternoon that Scott Dadich, the magazine's former creative director, would become its next editor in chief.  —  Mr. Dadich replaces Chris Anderson, the magazine's editor since 2001, who stepped down this month …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Behind Mark Pincus's Bid to Save Zynga  —  Tears nearly welled up in Zynga Inc. chief executive Mark Pincus's eyes at a meeting in September with Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell.  —  Mr. Campbell, a technology veteran who has coached Silicon Valley CEOs such as Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt …

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