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November 28, 2012, 10:25 AM

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Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Exclusive: Nokia seeks to block sale of some RIM products  —  Nokia wants a US court to enforce an arbitration agreement that could affect most of RIM's smartphones  —  Nokia has asked a California court to enforce an arbitration award that would prevent Research In Motion from selling products …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
BlackBerry maker RIM loses patent dispute with Nokia  —  (Reuters) - Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) has lost a contract dispute over the use of Nokia patents in a case which could halt sales of its BlackBerry phones if it does not reach a deal to pay royalties to the Finnish company.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 8 - 40 Million Licenses Sold  —  As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses.  Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager After Flaws Hurt IPhone 5 Debut  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) has fired the manager responsible for its troubled mapping software, seeking to win back the trust of users disappointed after the program debuted in September, according to people familiar with the move.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Says It Has Identified Windows Phone Rebooting Issue, Plans Fix for December  —  Microsoft said it believes it has identified a problem that was causing some Windows Phone 8 devices to reboot without warning.  —  The company said it hopes to deliver an over-the-air software fix next month.
Gary Marcus / The New Yorker:
Moral Machines  —  Google's driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory.  Eventually (though not yet) automated vehicles will be able to drive better, and more safely than you can …
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Yelp CEO: Yep, Google can be pretty evil  —  Jeremy Stoppelman, speaking during a Business Insider conference, also said doing anything local takes depth and time.  —  NEW YORK—Sure, Google can be pretty evil, Yelp Chief Executive Jeremy Stoppelman said.  —  Stoppelman, speaking …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Nokia Lumia 920 Review - High Quality But It's Heavy  —  Both Nokia and Microsoft were once titans in the smartphone world, but the pair have struggled to find favor with consumers, carriers and developers in the iPhone-Android era.  Now, the two companies, which have become close partners …
More: PC World
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Fake press releases are a public service  —  Yesterday, an enterprising clown used PRWeb to publish a fake press release about the purported purchasing of WiFi provider ICOA by Google for $400 million.  The Associated Press, Business Insider, Forbes, Techcrunch and other websites ran stories …
More: InfoWorld
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
AMD plans to sell Texas campus to raise cash  —  (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc plans to sell and lease back its Austin, Texas campus to raise cash and fund its chipmaking business as it diversifies beyond the troubled PC industry into new markets.  —  AMD expects to sell the 58-acre site …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rdio Revamps Its iOS And Android Apps Bringing Improved Looks, Navigation, New Playback Controls & More  —  Streaming music startup Rdio continues its battle with Spotify, today updating its two flagship mobile applications for iOS and Android.  The new apps have been redesigned with a cleaner layout …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
How Google Plans to Find the UnGoogleable  —  The company wants to improve its mobile search services by automatically delivering information you wouldn't think to search for online.  —  Why It Matters  —  Google could extend its reach by finding ways to deliver information that people don't currently use a search engine to find.
More: Gizmodo and BGRThanks:@tsimonite
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Is Andrew Mason on the Bubble as CEO of Groupon?  —  According to sources close to the situation, several Groupon board members have been seriously discussing making major leadership changes at the Chicago-based daily deals company, including bringing in a more experienced CEO to take over for co-founder Andrew Mason.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
After cashing out to Google and Twitter, Ori Allon is going all in with Urban Compass  —  Can a programming prodigy disrupt the offline world as well?  —  When I meet up with Ori Allon for coffee on New York's Lower East Side, he paid special attention to the stools.
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Rep. Darrell Issa introduces a 'don't mess with the Internet for two years' bill  —  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Yet, when it comes to the Internet, there are plenty of politicians who believe something is broken.  —  Suffice it to say, the majority of active Internet users …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Hackers steal and publish e-mails from U.N. nuclear agency  —  The IAEA confirms its servers were breached and a hacking group claims responsibility demanding an investigation into Israel's alleged nuclear proliferation program.  —  Hackers have made their way into one of the servers …
Alex Pham / Billboard.Biz:
Internet Royalties Showdown in Washington Wednesday: What to Expect  —  Major stakeholders are expected to make their case on Wednesday in a Congressional hearing that will set the stage for what is likely to be a long battle over Internet radio royalty rates.
Bloomberg:
Google Chief Page Said to Meet FTC Over Antitrust Probe  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) Chief Executive Officer Larry Page met with U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials today in Washington as the agency moves to wrap up its 19-month investigation of the company's business practices, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

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