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5:00 AM ET, October 26, 2011

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MG Siegler / parislemon:
The Key Difference Between Apple And Amazon Will Be Seen Next Quarter  —  Amazon is predicting record Kindle sales next quarter, just as Apple is predicting record iPhone and iPad sales next quarter.  But there's one key difference.  —  As a result of those record sales, Apple is predicting record revenue next quarter.
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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Amazon Is Making ‘Millions More’ Kindle Fires Than Originally Expected After Huge Demand  —  Amazon is ramping up production on its new Kindle Fire tablet after seeing a huge demand, according to the company's earnings report.  —  In a statement, Jeff Bezos said Kindle Fire pre-orders …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon's Apple War Costs Investors $20B
Discussion: Betabeat
Zach Honig / Engadget:
The Nokia World 2011 keynote liveblog!  —  4:07AM Okay, looks like we're starting to go!  Music is finally picking up.  —  4:06AM We just got a sneak-peek at the teleprompter.  Spoiler alert: this is the biggest Nokia World ever.  5,000 participants this year!
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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Nokia Lumia 800 announced: an N9 with Windows Phone  —  It's all come down to this.  Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showed us his flagship Windows Phone over four months ago — a spitting image of our beloved Nokia N9 - and today we finally find out what's under the hood of the Sea Ray, and how Windows and Nokia combine.
David J. Smith / Inside BlackBerry:
An Update on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0  —  We know that many of you are looking forward to BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0, and we wanted to provide you with an update on the progress that we're making.  —  As much as we'd love to have it in your hands today, we've made the difficult decision …
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Fruzsina Eordogh / Daily Dot:
Anonymous plans three-pronged attack on November 5  —  November 5, known as Guy Fawkes Day in Britain, is a special day for Anonymous.  Their signature look is the Guy Fawkes mask made popular in the movie V for Vendetta, after all.  —  And this November 5, Anonymous is celebrating by saying …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Testing An Expandable Timeline  —  Twitter is testing out new design changes which makes the main Twitter timeline expandable so that you can see media and related information right in the timeline instead of off to the side or clicking off to another page.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
IBM Has a New CEO: Meet Virginia Rometty  —  Speculation has been running fairly consistent for awhile now that there would soon be a new CEO at IBM, as Sam Palmisano approached the company's typical retirement age.  Today the company's board of directors named Virginia Rometty …
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Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
IBM's new chief: “Don't accept inevitable”
Discussion: eWeek and GigaOM
Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Steve Jobs and Me: A journalist reminisces  —  Fortune contributor Brent Schlender shares some of the stories and personal photographs he collected during more than two decades as Steve Jobs' chronicler and confidant.  —  Jobs' scribe: Schlender (left) interviewing Jobs at a Next company picnic
Discussion: MacNN and AppleInsider
Joe Hewitt:
AirPlay TV  —  I've been reading a lot of speculation recently about what a future Apple TV might look like.  Not nearly enough of these analyses have talked about AirPlay.  It's clear to me that AirPlay would be so important to the Apple TV, you might as well call it AirPlay TV.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Dianne Straley / The Charlotte Observer:
Apple plans solar farm at data center site  —  Apple has quietly begun work on a solar farm that apparently could help power its sprawling data center in southern Catawba County.  Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope …
Clayton Morris / Fox News:
HP Testing Windows 8 on TouchPads  —  June 27, 2011: The HP TouchPad — a new tablet computer running Palm's WebOS operating system — is displayed in San Francisco.  —  Zombie tech?  —  The products you thought were dead at HP may not be quite dead just yet.
Electronista:
Condé Nast digital subs soar 268% after iPad gets Newsstand  —  Conde Nast credits iOS 5 to surge in reading  —  Condé Nast suggested on Tuesday that tablet magazines might have turned a corner with the launch of iOS 5.  Since the iPad received access to Newsstand …
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Tango To Be Windows Phone/Mango's First Videocalling Service, Leapfrogging Skype  —  Microsoft has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, but startup Tango says it will be the first video-calling application on phones that run Microsoft's updated Windows Phone operating system …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Reed Hastings Lays Out the Netflix Comeback Plan  —  Netflix wants investors to believe that it can restart its engine, which conked out yesterday.  And it wants customers to believe it will have stuff they want to watch, even though it is losing some prize jewels.  —  You'll forgive both groups if they're a tad skeptical.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
What to expect from Nokia World  —  On Wednesday morning in London, Nokia will kick off its anual Nokia World event with a keynote by Stephen Elop, the former Microsoft executive that took the CEO role at Nokia in September of last year.  The overall agenda for the two-day event is filled …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Every Android device now infringes Apple patent: Slide to unlock  —  Summary: Apple has received a confirmed patent for the “slide to unlock” control in use on every Android phone and tablet in existence.  —  Whatever your position is on patent infringement and the never-ending lawsuits in the mobile space …
Todd Haselton / BGR:
T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on November 2nd, SpringBoard on November 9th  —  T-Mobile recently published product pages with launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the T-Mobile SpringBoard.  The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on November 2nd and the SpringBoard will be available on November 9th.
Brent Simmons / inessential:
Google Reader and Mac/iOS RSS readers that sync  —  The recent announcement of changes coming for Google Reader worries me some.  Though I don't use Google Reader directly, I — like many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users — use RSS readers that sync via Google Reader.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, MC Hammer And Others Endorse SF Mayoral Candidate Ed Lee In Amazingly Silly Video  —  Good morning everybody.  In case you needed a reason to stare at your computer screen dumbfounded for a few minutes, here is an amazing video, financed by tech titans Ron Conway and Sean Parker …
Tech-On! : tech news:
[FPDI] New Capacitive Touch Panel Can Be Operated by Gloved Hand  —  SMK Corp announced a capacitive touch panel that can be operated by a gloved hand Oct 25, 2011.  —  It is targeted at in-vehicle devices such as car navigation systems.  The company will start volume production at a rate of 100,000 units …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Twitter and TV Get Close to Help Each Other Grow  —  Type the term “X Factor” into Twitter's search engine on a Tuesday or Wednesday night and within moments, hundreds of viewer compliments and complaints about the Fox television show of that name will appear.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gazelle: BlackBerry trade-ins at all time high  —  BlackBerry trade-ins on Gazelle's site.  —  Gadget buyer Gazelle, which purchases gadgets in return for cash, today said it's seen an 80 percent increase in BlackBerry trades since last week, up from record highs earlier this month.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Electronista, Thanks:josh
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying
Discussion: VentureBeat and Tnooz
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
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Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Thanks:stiffjab
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Tech in Asia
Lee Spears / Bloomberg:
Groupon IPO Said to Ask Triple Amazon's Price-to-Sales for 2012
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 Earlier Items: 
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Wow: SoundHound powering 4M voice searches a day
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC may announce HTC Rezound on November 3rd in NYC, aims to Beats the Galaxy Nexus
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Maps officially arrives on iOS and Android, touts offline storage
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Taiwanese Animators Distill Steve Jobs' Bio Into 93 Seconds of Funny