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November 26, 2012, 1:20 PM

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Google Sources Say Company Didn't Buy ICOA Wireless  —  Sources at Google are denying reports that the search giant has acquired ICOA Wireless in a $400 million deal.  —  We have yet to hear from a Google rep on the record.  But people within the company say that contrary to a press release posted …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
ICOA Says Google Didn't Acquire the Company  —  Google Inc. did not acquire wireless broadband provider ICOA Inc., according to an ICOA executive.  —  Erwin Vahlsing, Jr., ICOA's chief financial officer, said in an email that an online press release claiming Google had acquired ICOA for $400 million “is false.”
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
11 Apple iPads per hour vs. zero Microsoft Surface tablets  —  A survey compared sales at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in the Mall of America  —  FORTUNE — On Saturday we posted side-by-side videos showing Black Friday shopping activity at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in Lone Tree …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Acquired “Lightning” Trademark from Harley-Davidson  —  The EU Patent & Trademark Office officially published two Apple trademark applications for “Lightning” under numbers 011399821/862.  What's interesting about this filing is that it clearly illustrates that Apple had acquired …
Cristina Cordova:
The Biggest Problem in Mobile: Retention  —  When I read Fred Wilson's post this morning about the tough times consumer companies are having raising money, his second point resonated with me most: … This made me think of how frequently we attribute success on mobile to downloads instead of monthly active users.
Dave McClure / 500hats:
What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.  —  Recent articles by the WSJ, Fred Wilson, & others are noting a shift in investor interest to enterprise and away from consumer.  If true, this is a huge error... at least for entrepreneurs, angels, and smaller funds.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung's Galaxy Note II hits 5 million channel sales, adding 2 million over the last 24 days  —  Samsung has announced [translation] that the Galaxy Note II, its flagship phone-meets-tablet ('phablet'), has passed 5 million in channel sales, chalking up a further 2 million shipments since November 2.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto  —  While it is one of the largest consumer electronics and mobile companies in the world, Korean's Samsung has a relatively quiet profile in Silicon Valley.  —  In fact, while it has had a longtime facility …
Associated Press:
Web access battles brew before UN conference  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead …
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In-Soo Nam / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Addresses Labor Issues at China Plants  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that it is taking measures to address unfair labor practices at its Chinese factories, including overwork and denial of basic labor rights, in response to a labor group claim in September …
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Bios embedded Windows 8 product keys  —  If you have purchased a laptop running Windows 8 recently you may have noticed that it may not contain a small label on the back side or battery compartment listing the operating system's product key.  The question that should come up at this point …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7′s Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says “We Hope To Share More Details In Near Future”  —  Windows Phone fans have had a plethora of news about Windows Phone 8 in recent weeks, with the WP8 launch event taking place at the end of October …
Reuters:
FBI uses Twitter, social media to look for securities fraud  —  (Reuters) - The FBI sees social media as a potential breeding ground for securities fraud, and has agents scouring Twitter and Facebook for tips, according to two top agents overseeing a long-running investigation into insider trading in the $2 trillion hedge fund industry.

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