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November 29, 2012, 12:25 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's new iTunes 11 expected tomorrow following delay due to engineering issues  —  In a profile of Apple SVP Eddy Cue, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's new iTunes 11 app will debut tomorrow (Thursday).  The report further claims that the new media player was delayed due …
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 …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft promises Windows Phone 7.8 update in Q1 2013, new models running the software coming shortly  —  Today Microsoft promised to bring the Windows Phone 7.8 update to market early next year for current Windows Phone 7.5 devices, and that new handsets running the software would be sold running …
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Apple expands into Santa Clara  —  SANTA CLARA — Apple (AAPL) is planting its flag in Santa Clara in a big way for the first time during the technology giant's current shopping spree for new offices, agreeing to occupy a site where Apple could locate 1,200 or more workers.
Eric Gilmore / Google Apps Developer Blog:
Announcing Google Drive Site Publishing  —  Would you like to programmatically publish some web content?  Or let your users do so in the context of your Drive app?  —  This is possible now with Google Drive.  Your app can now insert static web assets in a publicly shared folder …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn't The Problem at Groupon  —  In February of this year, Groupon acquired Adku, an e-commerce data targeting startup staffed with a whip-smart technical team.  It was one of a series of acqui-hire deals Groupon executed as part of its strategy to staff …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Amazon Web Services cuts S3 prices, knocks old guard rivals  —  Summary: “We're lowering prices for S3 by 24 percent to 27 percent in all regions,” said Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services.  Jassy also mocked old guard technology rivals, which were seen as cloud washers.
Vibhu Norby / philosophically:
Why We're Pivoting from Mobile-first to Web-first  —  There has been much discussion from the venture capitalist angle on the failings of mobile companies, including posts by Fred Wilson and Om Malik.  I wanted to share my perspective, having been the co-founder of a mobile-first startup …
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Dena Aubin / Reuters:
Audit firms sued in HP's Autonomy acquisition  —  (Reuters) - A new shareholder lawsuit over Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of British software firm Autonomy has named Big Four audit firms Deloitte and KPMG as defendants, alleging they missed numerous red flags about Autonomy's accounting.
Official Android Blog:
Edit spreadsheets on the go with the Drive mobile app  —  You're making your list, you're checking it twice — and now you can do it from anywhere.  —  Just in time for this year's holiday season, you can edit Google Sheets on your mobile device, just like you can with Google Docs.
Jennifer Smith / Law Blog:
LegalZoom Gets in the Ring with Rocket Lawyer  —  Online legal documents company LegalZoom.com Inc. is suing one of its rvials, Google-backed Rocket Lawyer Inc., over alleged violations of Federal Trade Commission guidelines and what it calls unfair business tactics “for the purpose of injuring LegalZoom.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Google Acquires Incentive Targeting To Power Super Targeted, Personalized Coupon Programs  —  Google has just acquired coupon targeting company Incentive Targeting.  The acquisition was confirmed in a tweet from Mike Dudas, who is on the team building Google's mobile commerce business.

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