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November 27, 2012, 1:20 PM

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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Autonomy Founder Lynch Asks Board to Explain HP Allegations  —  Autonomy's founding CEO launched a new public offensive just a few minutes ago, sending an open letter to Hewlett-Packard's board of directors seeking “immediate and specific explanations” regarding allegations of accounting improprieties …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kantar Worldpanel: Apple Shoots Back To Top Of U.S. Smartphone Sales On An iPhone 5 Rocket, Android Leading Elsewhere  —  Samsung may be be the world's most popular smartphone brand, but in the influential U.S. market, Apple has climbed back to the top of the pack on the strength of its iPhone 5 sales.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces redesigned 21.5-inch iMac will be available Friday, November 30th, 27-inch models still on for December  —  After being unveiled in late-October, Apple has officially announced that the 21.5-inch iMac will be available Friday, November 30th.  The latest iMac is the eighth generation and …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture  —  When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won't have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites  —  “What's the use of PRWeb?,” tweeted Megan McCarthy of Reuters, trying to digest how that service ended up circulating a fake Google acquisition story.  Come along, Megan and others, and I'll explain one of the sorriest uses …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100  —  That was quick — scarcely two hours after Best Buy spoiled the party, Nintendo is launching the Wii Mini.  The console is a Canada-exclusive and cuts out both GameCube compatibility and, more importantly, internet access.
Bill Callahan / Bloomberg:
Apple and LG Electronics Face Trial Over Alcatel-Lucent Patents  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) and LG Electronics Inc. (066570) are set to face trial over claims by an Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU) unit that they infringed patents for electronic devices including phones and computers.
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Ceglia Indicted for Wire, Mail Fraud  —  Paul Ceglia was indicted on charges he faked evidence to support his claims that he signed a contract with Facebook Inc. (FB) Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg giving him a multibillion-dollar share in the world's biggest social network,
Shara Tibken / CNET:
LinkedIn CEO: Site will become ‘economic graph’ over next decade  —  Jeff Weiner, speaking at a Business Insider conference, says the company plans to evolve a lot over the longer term to help companies do things like determine skill gaps and create just-in-time curriculum to “train workers for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Bloomberg:
Google Joins Apple in Drawing French Tax Collectors' Indignation  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) Inc. and other Internet-linked companies may soon feel the long arm of the French taxman.  —  In what may be Europe's first such effort, President Francois Hollande's government says it will look …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation  —  Ericsson is the latest to file a patent suit against Samsung after the Swedish telecoms firm accused the Korean electronics giant of refusing to sign FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Bitter struggle over Internet regulation to dominate global summit  —  (Reuters) - An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers …
More: ZDNet, The Verge and Forbes
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Siri ‘Eyes Free’ Mode Coming to Chevrolet Spark and Sonic in Early 2013  —  Back in June, Apple announced that it was working with car manufacturers on a new “Eyes Free” mode for Siri that would integrate with voice command buttons found in an increasing number of car models to allow users …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apollo Plus: Microsoft's next Windows Phone update to include Wi-Fi, audio, and other fixes  —  Microsoft is currently preparing an update for Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo Plus.  Sources have confirmed to The Verge that Apollo Plus will bring new features to Windows Phone 8 that weren't fully in scope for the initial release.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Internal Apple video documents Apple Store philosophy  —  Washington Square Films (NYC) gave us a rare look at one of the internal videos that Apple has shown its retail store employees.  This one is obviously over a year old, with Ron Johnson at the helm (the date says 7/7/2011).

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