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November 17, 2012, 6:05 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reuters:
High-flying Apple falls to earth as investors fret over taxes  —  (Reuters) - Gravity has taken hold of Apple, and a lot of investors have been smacked on the head.  —  Apple Inc, the largest U.S. stock by market value, was headed toward its eighth straight week of declines on Friday …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Office space search engine 42Floors lands in NYC with $5M in new funding  —  Searching for office space in New York is notoriously tough, but Y Combinator-backed 42Floors is hoping to make it easier for local businesses.  —  The office space search engine on Friday announced an expansion …

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