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November 16, 2012, 3:25 PM

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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 …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
LTE iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad now for sale at Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon (updated)  —  If you've been holding out for an LTE-enabled version of the iPad mini or 4th-generation iPad, it may be your lucky day.  Sprint has announced that it'll be carrying both tablets in its stores from today …
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.
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 …
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.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
The native Google Maps app for iOS will reportedly have turn-by-turn navigation when launched  —  Google has sent out a ‘test’ version of its new mapping app, reports The Wall Street Journal.  This test version of the iOS app has apparently been seeded to ‘some individuals outside of the company’.
More: I4U News
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Byron Acohido / USA Today:
U.S. consumers hesitant to make switch to Windows 8  —  Most Windows users in the U.S. know about Windows 8 but few have immediate plans to upgrade to Microsoft's newest operating system.  —  Customers get a look at products at Microsoft's pop-up store in Manhattan in October.
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 …
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 …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool  —  You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew's new product, Medium.  To some, it seems like “just another blogging platform,” but if you think about where Ev and Biz Stone come from …
More: Medium and WebProNews
Bloomberg:
Apple, Google Consider Arbitration Over Standard Patents  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit are talking about a way to resolve part of their dispute over patents related to critical smartphone technology, according to a court filing.
More: 9to5Mac and MacRumors
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
After Launching It In SF, eBay Brings Same Day Delivery Service To New York  —  After launching its same day delivery service in San Francisco a few weeks ago, eBay is debuting “eBay Now” in New York City.  Users in the area can download the new app here.  —  The service offers customers in Manhattan …
John Cook / GeekWire:
The ‘ultimate disrupter’ Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year  —  Dubbing him the “ultimate disrupter,” Fortune magazine has chosen Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as its Businessperson of the Year.  The profile that accompanies the honor, written expertly by senior editor Adam Lashinsky …
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.
David Kravets / Wired:
As CIA Chief Scandal Looms, Lawmakers Consider Tightening E-Mail Privacy  —  Then-CIA Director David Petraeus visited the McConnell Center in 2010.  Photo: McConnell Center/Flickr  —  Recent intrusions by the FBI into e-mail correspondence between former CIA Director David Petraeus …
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Dish Held Talks to Launch Wireless Service  —  Google Inc. has held talks with satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. in recent weeks to partner on a new wireless service that would rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Sovan Mandal / Good E-Reader:
Apple Granted Patent for Their Page Turn Animation  —  Anyone who has spent some time with iBooks should be familiar with the way pages turn on ebooks.  It's unique in that it mirrors the appearance of a page turning on a real book.  Apple has now been granted patent on the particular animation …

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