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November 22, 2012, 9:45 AM

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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Samsung accuses iPad mini of patent infringement in latest legal salvo  —  Samsung successfully added the iPhone 5 to its newest patent battle with Apple, and today the company accused several more of Cupertino's products of infringement — including the iPad mini.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple-HTC license agreement would terminate automatically after change of control  —  I have found, in a place where few people look for this kind of information, a heavily-redacted (more than 90% of the content is blacked out) public version of the Apple-HTC license agreement that was signed …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung's lawyers will get to see complete Apple-HTC license agreement including fees  —  On Wednesday Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal held a hearing on short notice, allowing counsel to participate by phone, to discuss Samsung's motion to compel production of the complete Apple-HTC settlement agreement.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
The Red Flags That Were Obvious — To Some — In the HP-Autonomy Deal  —  The one big, glaring question that will probably never be fully answered in the still-developing HP-Autonomy scandal is this: If buying Autonomy has so obviously turned out to be a bad deal 15 months after it was first announced …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
H.P.'s Misstep Shows the Risk in Big Ideas  —  When Hewlett-Packard spent roughly $10 billion on the software company Autonomy, it thought it was buying a slice of the future — investing in the hot trend of big data.  But the deal turned out to be a debacle, and not only because H.P. wrote down $5 billion of the purchase.
More: DealBook
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Oracle's Ellison Vindicated in Autonomy PR Flap by HP's $8.8 Billion Writedown  —  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and President Mark Hurd look pretty good right now in light of the disclosure of alleged accounting improprieties at Autonomy, the British software firm Hewlett-Packard acquired in 2011.
More: Quartz
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Artists Being Asked to Prepare for iTunes 11 Launch in “Next Days”  —  According to a post on the MacRumors Forums, Apple is asking record labels to submit pictures and galleries of their artists to iTunes for use in iTunes 11's new Music Store layout.  —  This email was sent to artists …
Harry McCracken / TIME:
Lotus: Farewell to a Once-Great Tech Brand  —  Wolfgang Gruener of Tom's Hardware alerted me to a bit of news that, while minor, has left me in a wistful mood.  IBM is planning to remove the Lotus branding from its Notes and Domino workgroup products.  It's the apparent end of Lotus …
Tweets: @ericries, @mkapor and @anildash
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming  —  A set-top box to compete with Apple TV and others  —  Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box.  Multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple's Big Problem: Google Is Getting Better At Design Faster Than Apple Is Getting Better At The Internet  —  Apple's biggest problem is that Google is getting better at what it does poorly faster than Apple is getting better at what it does poorly, says Patrick Gibson in a blog post.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
BitTorrent updates uTorrent beta for Android with Wi-Fi only option  —  BitTorrent has released a small but important update to its µTorrent client for Android: Wi-Fi support.  You can download the new version now from the official Google Play store.  —  Version 1.13′s changelog lists …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Verizon FiOS Mobile app for iPad updated with streaming access to 75 channels  —  The first time we saw Verizon's FiOS Mobile app for the iPad, it was showing off the ability to stream live TV channels directly to the tablet.  Unfortunately when it was released later in 2010 that feature …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's “iMessage” is now a Registered Trademark  —  Apple's iMessage was first introduced by Scott Forstall at their World Wide Developer Conference in June 2011.  Then in February 2012, Apple announced that iMessage was going to replace iChat in OS X Mountain Lion.
Alex Pasternack / MOTHERBOARD:
No More Lulz: Should Weev, the World's Most Notorious Troll, Go to Jail for ‘Hacking’?  —  Hacking is really about making things better, but it's also about causing havoc, and Andrew Auernheimer's most infamous hack sits somewhere between the two.  But according to a federal court in New Jersey, it leans in the latter direction.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Police Raid 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl, Confiscate Winnie The Pooh Laptop  —  Very soon in the United States, letters will be sent out to Internet account holders informing them that they should stop sharing copyrighted material on BitTorrent.  —  The message in the US from mainstream rightsholders …
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Feds aim to kill .Army, other military domains  —  Demand Media wants to run three military domain extensions that — big surprise — Uncle Sam isn't too happy about.  —  Here's a cyberfight it seems anyone could have seen coming.  —  Among the hundreds of new generic top-level domains under consideration …
Richard Nieva / PandoDaily:
Umano wants to tell you the news, literally  —  As a Bay Area resident, I think I can speak for most when I say: BART is awful.  The Bay Area Rapid Transit pales in comparison to other metropolis' public transportation trains.  It's overly crowded at rush hour, makes a grand total of eight stops …
Tweets: @akovacs
James Grubel / Reuters:
Australian tax crackdown to target Google, other multinationals  —  (Reuters) - Australia released draft revisions to tax laws on Thursday, which it said were designed to stop big firms, including the local arm of Google, from shifting their income to countries such as Holland or Ireland where the tax rates are lower.

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