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November 20, 2012, 12:05 PM

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Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
HP requests fraud investigation into Autonomy claims  —  Updated: Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman said “outright misrepresentations” about the state of Autonomy's financial health led to HP overpaying for that company last year and Whitman is recommending civil and criminal investigations into that issue.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP Beats Street Amid Sales Declines, Takes $8.8 Billion Charge  —  Hewlett-Packard's Q4 results just crossed the wires, and they're bad, but not quite as bad as some of the more cynical had expected.  —  The good news: Earnings per share were $1.16, beating the consensus view of $1.14.
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Ex-Autonomy CEO “flatly-rejects” HP charges  —  (Reuters) - Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of Autonomy, on Tuesday “flatly rejected” allegations made by the company's new owner Hewlett Packard regarding “serious accounting improprieties”.  —  In a brief statement released to Reuters …
Mari Saito / Reuters:
HTC “happy” with Apple settlement, slams media estimates  —  (Reuters) - Taiwan's HTC Corp is happy with its patent settlement with Apple Inc, but regards media reports on details of the licensing agreement as “outrageous”, chief executive Peter Chou told reporters on Tuesday.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Nokia's Here Maps out now for iOS, the wait for a true Google Maps replacement continues  —  The perfect iOS maps app is not Here  —  Nokia's new Here Maps app for iOS has made its way to the App Store today, promising free turn-by-turn voice navigation, public transit information, and rich traffic reports.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Color, The $41 Million App, Really Is Shutting Down Now  —  Color, a startup which raised $41 million for a photo-sharing service, only to be racked by executive turmoil and consumer anomie, is shutting down its app, the company just announced via its website.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Starts Letting iOS Users Auto-Upload All Their Snapshots With Photo Sync  —  It's not just for Android anymore.  Facebook has figured out how to enable background auto-uploads and is now testing Photo Sync with a few iOS users.  A tipster got us a screenshot and Facebook confirms iOS Photo Sync …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Twitter Restores @NYTOnIt Parody Account  —  Twitter has restored popular New York Times parody account @NYTOnIt after it was taken offline for about 12 hours beginning Tuesday night.  The account was suspended after The Times filed a trademark complaint against its owner — who is …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
President Obama Chats About Kim Dotcom  —  President Obama arrived at the East Asia Summit in Cambodia yesterday to discuss key issues with other world leaders.  —  While the criminal case against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom are not listed on the agenda, the topic was brought …
More: Stuff.co.nz and Softpedia NewsTweets: @kimdotcom
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Is Among Those Mulling a TVGuide.com Bid for About $20 Million  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo is among the companies taking a serious gander at TVGuide.com, the online entertainment listings, video and news site and mobile app.  —  Earlier today …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows 8 UI vision mockups from 2010  —  A friend recently forwarded me a MetroTwit for Windows 8 cameo in a UX Week 2012 presentation by Microsoft's Jensen Harris from the Windows design team.  Watching through the entire presentation, I noticed that Jensen showed off something I've never seen before …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout  —  In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned Internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries.
Ev Williams / Medium:
Medium's director of content: Kate Lee  —  I'm happy to announce the addition of Kate Lee to Medium's team.  Kate has spent most of her career as a literary agent at ICM, discovering authors on the web (among other places) and helping get books published, from conception through production.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants  —  Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy.  Then law enforcement complained.  Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Yahoo shares reach 18-month high as investors warm to new CEO  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc shares reached their highest level in a year and a half, as investor confidence grows that new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer can pull off a comeback that eluded three of her predecessors.
Kent Walker / Wired:
Google: Don't Let Trolls Exploit Patent System Flaws  —  Abuse of our patent system is becoming a drag on innovation in the software and internet sectors, and it's hurting consumers.  —  Companies are especially concerned about lawsuits - often involving software claims - filed by patent assertion entities commonly known as “trolls.”

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