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November 19, 2012, 4:30 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 Hachman / ReadWrite:
Windows 8 ‘Slow Going,’ But 2013 Should Be Better, Top Retailer Says  —  A senior executive at popular retailer NewEgg described the Windows 8 launch so far as not the “explosion” that the company originally planned for, but as slow and steadily improving.  —  From a software perspective …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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.
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.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Color Labs And Bill Nguyen Sued By Ex-Employee Alleging Retaliation, Emotional Distress  —  Today, Adam Witherspoon, a former employee of Color Labs who was laid off during the photo and video sharing startup's recent wind-down period filed suit against the company and its CEO Bill Nguyen alleging retaliation …
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 …
More: BetaKit, GigaOM and IntoMobileThanks:@sarahintampa
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Oprah's attempt to promote the Microsoft Surface backfires: iPad used to send tweet  —  Oprah is out plugging the Surface for Microsoft, stating that she is buying several of the devices as gifts.  —  However, in sending out that specific tweet, she, or whoever was running her account that day …
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.
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 …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Samsung pulls YouTube ad depicting computer ‘puppies’ being smashed  —  Samsung has removed an ad that featured computers that looked like puppies being destroyed by their owners.  (YouTube)  —  How do you get people to buy a staid computer storage device?
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Microsoft building clean powered data center at waste water plant  —  Microsoft has unveiled details of an experimental small data center that it's building next to a waste water treatment plant in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The tiny data center will be powered by a fuel cell that uses biogas …
Mat Honan / Wired:
Exclusive: Internal Videos Show Why Microsoft Kin Cratered  —  Do you remember the Microsoft Kin?  It's okay if you don't-Microsoft certainly would like for you to forget it ever existed.  Kin was a family of phones from Microsoft that launched to much fanfare in 2010, sold incredibly poorly …
More: The Verge
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Apple drops, Wipro tops Greenpeace rankings  —  Greenpeace says Apple needs to be more transparent on its commitment to the environment  —  First-time surprise entrant Wipro tops the list of rankings in the 18th edition of the Greenpeace “Guide to Greener Electronics,” …

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