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5:20 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 IntoMobile
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.
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC may announce HTC Rezound on November 3rd in NYC, aims to Beats the Galaxy Nexus  —  If you're just waiting to blast some Beats audio-laden tunes from HTC's latest and greatest, November 3rd will probably be a good day for you.  That's the date on the invitations HTC just sent out to the media …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
U.S. Requests for Google User Data Spike 29 Percent in Six Months  —  The number of U.S. government requests for data on Google users for use in criminal investigations rose 29 percent in the last six months, according to data released by the search giant Monday.
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.
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 …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gazelle: BlackBerry trade-ins at all time high
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John Borthwick / THINK / Musings:
findings  —  Today at betaworks we are launching findings …
Discussion: Betabeat and ReadWriteWeb
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
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Reuters:
Intel seeks industry effort to lower ultrabook prices
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Hackers release data on ex-Treasury Secretary Rubin
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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