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5:00 PM ET, October 25, 2011

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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Exclusive: Nokia to launch Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones [pics]  —  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will introduce at least two Nokia Windows Phones tomorrow morning.  —  WinRumors has learned that the company is planning to make the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices available in November following an announcement at Nokia World on Wednesday.
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Nokia's new Windows Phones leak ahead of tomorrow's London debut
Discussion: The Nokia Blog and The Next Web
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
It's Crunch Time for Nokia
Journalism.org:
How People Use Tablets and What it Means for the Future of News  —  Eighteen months after the introduction of the iPad, 11% of U.S. adults now own a tablet computer of some kind.  About half (53%) get news on their tablet every day, and they read long articles as well as get headlines.
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Study: Tablet Users Love to Read the News, Still Reluctant to Pay for It
Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Brave New Thermostat: How the iPod's Creator Is Making Home Heating Sexy  —  “You're going to built a what?”  —  That's what Tony Fadell's wife, Dani, said to him in 2009 when he told her his idea for a new company.  Fadell is one of the most sought-after talents in the world of gadgetry …
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Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
IPads Change Economics, and Speed, of Hotel Wi-Fi  —  IF, like me, you have been complaining about unusually poor Internet service in hotel rooms lately, the hotels have a good explanation.  —  Largely because of the broad use of iPads and other mobile tablets, which are heavy users of video streaming …
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Will Become To The Video Industry What The iPod Was To The Music Industry  —  Over the past five years, very few companies have single handily help jump-start the streaming media industry and propelled the market forward as a whole.  Looking back, companies like YouTube …
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project.  —  Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition …
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:   Here's how Apple could finally put the “TV” in Apple TV
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M  —  Amazon reported third quarter earnings today.  Net income decreased 73% to $63 million in the third quarter, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $231 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in third quarter 2010.
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Taiwanese Animators Distill Steve Jobs' Bio Into 93 Seconds of Funny  —  Steve Jobs' ghost punches his younger self in NMA's most recent video.  Image: Next Media Animation  —  Those kooky Taiwanese animators from NMA.TV have reached a new high in campy 3D synthesis of real-world events …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IBM Has A New CEO: Meet Virginia Rometty  —  Speculation has been running fairly consistent for awhile now that there would bee a new CEO at IBM soon, as Sam Palmisano approached the company's typical retirement age.  Today the company's board of directors named Virginia Rometty …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Life and Times of Windows XP  —  If you'd been alive in 1924 and had enjoyed the comedy stylings of a young Vaudevillian named George Burns, you never would have believed he'd still be packing them in seventy years later.  In 1963, you might have dug the music that Mick Jagger …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Maps officially arrives on iOS and Android, touts offline storage  —  Nokia Maps is still getting development love, despite the Finnish manufacturer pinning its smartphone hopes and dreams on Windows Phone.  The HTML5-powered maps are now willing to play ball with iOS and Android devices.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Using Credit Cards to Target Web Ads  —  The two largest credit-card networks, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., are pushing into a new business: using what they know about people's credit-card purchases for targeting them with ads online.  —  Their plans, if implemented …
The Asahi Shimbun:
Cyber-attack stole Mitsubishi warplane, nuke plant data  —  Sensitive information concerning vital defense equipment, such as fighter jets, as well as nuclear power plant design and safety plans, apparently was stolen from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. computers during a cyber-attack in August, sources said.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Gmail  —  We wrote about receipt tracking service Slice a few months ago when the startup announced its $9.4 million Series A funding round from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and Rick Thompson.
Discussion: The Next Web and VentureBeat
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to a Next Generation Microstrip Styled Cellular Antenna for Future MacBooks, iWatch and Beyond  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 13 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  This morning's first granted patent report covers …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM to release PlayBook OS 2.0 mid-February, still struggling with multi-device BBM support  —  BGR reported exclusive details of RIM's upcoming BBX-based smartphone code-named the BlackBerry Colt earlier this year, and we have since heard that there is going to be a big emphasis on video calling …
Reuters:
Netflix plummets on weak outlook, downgrades  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's shares plunged almost 40 percent on Tuesday and were set to open at their lowest level since March last year, a day after the movie rental company warned of higher subscriber attrition and mounting costs.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Gives Chrome Web Store A Welcome New Lick Of Paint  —  Looks like Google this morning rolled out a brand new design for its Chrome Web Store, and it's a major improvement.  —  The updated Web app marketplace, first released in December 2010, is all about the software, now boasting large squares with attractive app visuals.
John Borthwick / THINK / Musings:
findings  —  Today at betaworks we are launching findings, a platform for sharing and discovering what people are reading.  You can see my bookshelf of what I'm reading here - this includes books as well as web pages from which I have clipped highlights that interest me.
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Leonardo DiCaprio Follows Ashton Kutcher's Lead Into Startupland as a Tech Investor and Advisor  —  I'm the king of [the world] Startupland!  —  Startup fever just hit the Hollywood A-list.  Mobli, a visual social platform, announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gawker, DealBook and Mashable!
 
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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Data points to China as source of March RSA breach, wider attacks
Discussion: Softpedia News
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt
Discussion: TechCrunch and Pulse2
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months
Reuters:
Intel seeks industry effort to lower ultrabook prices
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
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Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Bluetooth 4.0 Becomes ‘Bluetooth Smart’ as iPhone 4S Creates New Opportunities
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Jobs Warned Cook Not to Try to Copy Him
Discussion: Business Insider and Bloomberg
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
The Dark Side Of Biometrics: 9 Million Israelis' Hacked Info Hits The Web