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November 19, 2012, 3:15 PM

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Intel:
Intel CEO Paul Otellini to Retire in May  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 - Intel Corporation today announced that the company's president and CEO, Paul Otellini, has decided to retire as an officer and director at the company's annual stockholders' meeting in May …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Early builds of Apple's upcoming OS X 10.9 include Siri and Maps integration  —  Early builds in testing of the next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.9, point to Siri and Maps integration coming to Mac computers next year, according to our reliable sources.
Jakob Nielsen / Alertbox:
Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Power Users … With the recent launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets, Microsoft has reversed its user interface strategy.  From a traditional Gates-driven GUI style that emphasized powerful commands to the point of featuritis …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's redesigned iMac launches not delayed until 2013, still on track for November-December  —  According to our sources, Apple's already announced plans for November and December launches of the redesigned 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac lines are still on track.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
LEAKED: MySpace's Master Plan To Raise $50 Million And Relaunch As A Spotify Killer  —  The parent company of MySpace is trying to raise $50 million in order to re-launch MySpace as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora in 2013.  —  This is according to documents obtained by Business Insider, which we have included in this post.
Mark Cuban / blog maverick:
What I Really Think About Facebook  —  First, I'm not recommending to any of my companies that we leave facebook.  I am recommending that we de-emphasize pushing consumers or partners to like us on FB and focus on building up our followings across all existing social media platforms …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's App Store has now seen more than 1 million approved apps since launch  —  Today, Apple (unofficially) will be celebrating another important App Store milestone — there have now been 1 million apps submitted to its marketplace since July 2008, according to App Store discovery company Appsfire.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft investigating reported Windows Phone 8 reboots  —  Summary: Some Windows Phone 8 users (including yours truly) are experiencing spontaneous reboots and email sync problems.  Microsoft officials say they are investigating.  —  Windows Phone 8 devices just started hitting the market …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Wii U users reporting bricked consoles after losing power while trying to install big update  —  Several new Wii U owners have reported a serious issue with their new consoles related to the large launch-day update from Nintendo.  The update, required to enable online functionality on the console …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Viggle's Deal To Buy GetGlue Hinges On $60M Of Financing ‘From 2 Strategic Investors’, Expected To Close In Next 30 Days  —  A little detail in the 8-K form filed today by TV loyalty service Viggle, announcing its acquisition of social TV service GetGlue for $25 million in cash plus 48.3 million shares …
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Eric Mack / CNET:
Steve Jobs' yacht gives insights into his design process  —  Jobs and noted designer Philippe Starck spent five years working out the details of the super yacht Venus.  —  Last month, we stumbled upon videos of Steve Jobs' yacht, the Venus, which was reportedly unveiled a year after Jobs' death.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Meet Your Match: Microsoft Launches Follow-Up To Smoked By Windows Phone Challenge  —  Microsoft really seems to enjoy giving users of competing products a few challenges to convince them to switch to its own tools: not only does the company want you to Bing It On, but Microsoft now also wants you to Meet Your Match.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dyle Brings Legal, Live TV to Your iPad, With Many Strings Attached  —  Want to watch live TV on your iPad?  You don't have many options.  —  A handful of networks, including Disney and ESPN, will stream shows to your tablet, but you'll need a cable subscription to make them work.
Tom Phillips / Eurogamer.net:
Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 Karaoke app will charge you by the hour  —  An upcoming app from Microsoft and The Karaoke Channel will let you stream songs for an hourly fee.  You'll able to purchase singing time in blocks of two, six or 24 hours with your Microsoft Points, PlayXBLA reported.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly  —  U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company.  What changes to Google search might the cases trigger?  —  Tim Carter was blindsided when his home-improvement site AsktheBuilder.com fell …

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