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November 17, 2012, 8:10 AM

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Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows 8 Sales Well Below Projections, Plenty of Blame to Go Around  —  Uncertainty could turn Windows 8 into the next Vista  —  Sales of Windows 8 PCs are well below Microsoft's internal projections and have been described inside the company as disappointing.
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.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Apple's stock price falls to lowest point in six months  —  While short-term challenges remain, analysts are bullish on Apple's long-term.  —  On Friday Apple's stock price closed at $527.68 per share, the lowest it's been in six months.  Since September, the company has lost about 25 percent …
Reuters:
Dalton Caldwell:
Twitter is pivoting  —  Peter Chernin had this to say during his days as President of News Corp, owners of MySpace, in 2006: … This was the justification and mentality that MySpace employed as they blocked various fast-growing platform partners that they felt impinged in MySpace's core user experience.
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.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Wireless charging blazes path toward mainstream  —  Heavyweights are backing the idea of wireless charging capabilities embedded in phones, and public charging stations are beginning to pop up.  Differing standards, however, still make for a rocky adoption.
Eytan Bakshy / Facebook:
The 2012 Election Day Through the Facebook Lens  —  This year's presidential election was an exciting race, and activity on Facebook was no exception.  Just as we did during the 2008 presidential election and the 2010 midterm election, Facebook allowed users to tell their friends they voted through …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
AT&T exceeds LTE deployment plan ahead of schedule, now covers more than 150 million people in the US  —  Confirming the deployment of LTE networks in 24 new markets across the US today, AT&T today announced that it has surpassed its 2012 deployment plan ahead of schedule and is now covering more than 150 million people in the country.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Wi-Fi networker Ruckus raises $126 million in IPO  —  Wireless networking startup Ruckus Wireless graduated to public company status on Friday, appearing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker RKUS after clearing $126 million in an IPO.  Ruckus sold 8.4 million shares at $15 a piece …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC Droid DNA review  —  HTC is back on Verizon Wireless in force, but does the Droid DNA have what it takes to stand out?  —  Big phones are getting bigger.  This trend doesn't seem to be slowing down in the least, and the new HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless is the latest member of the giant smartphone clan.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Former Google lawyer to lead Silicon Valley patent office  —  In what could be a big shake-up for America's much maligned patent system, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly named lawyer Michelle K. Lee as the first head of its new Silicon Valley patent office.

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