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November 28, 2012, 12:40 PM

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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  —  * Nokia files cases seeking to enforce the ruling  —  * Could lead to sales ban on BlackBerry phones  —  * Analysts say deal for RIM to pay royalties more likely (Releads, adds analyst comment, details)
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Blue is Microsoft's future low-cost OS with yearly updates  —  Microsoft is busy preparing its next-generation Windows client, shortly after shipping Windows 8 in October.  The Verge has learned from several sources familiar with Microsoft's plans that the company is planning …
BBC:
‘Piracy’ student Richard O'Dwyer avoids US extradition  —  Mr O'Dwyer faced a maximum sentence of five years in prison if found guilty in the US  —  A student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States has struck a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court has been told.
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
Apple gets sales ban on some Samsung Galaxy products in the Netherlands  —  Dutch court bans sale of Samsung products that infringe on an Apple patent on navigating images in a photo gallery  —  A Dutch court has banned sales of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy products that infringe …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: BetabeatTweets: @radar
Eva Dou / Digits:
HTC Calls Up a New Marketing Chief  —  Embattled smartphone maker HTC Corp. is trying to send a clearer signal to consumers.  —  The company, which has seen its popularity erode amid stiff competition, is shaking up its marketing.  HTC announced Wednesday in a statement that Benjamin Ho …
More: CNET
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.
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.
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
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Launches Ads API, Enabling Custom Tools For Large-Scale Campaigns  —  LinkedIn is announcing a new Ads API, which could bring more large-scale social marketing campaigns to the professional networking site.  —  In a blog post that the company plans to publish on its marketing website later today …
Tweets: @spencerchen
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
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
MyHeritage Raises $25 Million, Aquires Geni  —  MyHeritage.com, the company behind an online application that maps and tracks family trees, has raised $25 million in its fifth round of funding.  —  MyHeritage is also announcing that it is acquiring Geni, a rival formerly run by PayPal alumnus David Sacks …
More: TechCrunch and The Next WebThanks:@mattlynley
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 …

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