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8:05 AM ET, October 26, 2011

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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Nokia Lumia 800 announced: an ‘evolved’ N9 with Windows Phone for €420  —  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 …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on  —  Stephen Elop has just announced the new Nokia Lumia 800?  Windows Phone smartphone on stage at Nokia World in London, and here's a bevy of shots and our thoughts before we dive into a full review nearer the phone's release in November.
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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Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon's Apple War Costs Investors $20B  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)'s escalating pursuit of Apple Inc. (AAPL) squeezed its profit forecast for this quarter, prompting investors to erase as much as $20 billion from the company's market value in late trading.  —  Amazon's operations …
Discussion: Betabeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M
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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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 …
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.
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 …
Rick Falkvinge / Falkvinge on Infopolicy:
OMGWTF: Passwords of 93,000 Politicians, Reporters, Bloggers Leaked  —  Sweden: In what is arguably the largest-scale security breach so far in Sweden that didn't come in the form of a parliamentary decision, a leak of 93,678 password-email combinations became public today.
Kristina Dell / Time:
Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice  —  In the fall of 2007, Marco Arment was working as lead developer at Tumblr, the social network and blogging platform, when he noticed that he kept losing the links to interesting stories that he didn't immediately have time to read.
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches To Public  —  Scrappy outsider startup Unthink.com, which bills itself as the “anti-Facebook,” is opening up its doors today, allowing in its first round of beta testers.  The Tampa-based company with $2.5 million in funding from DouglasBay Capital sees itself …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T Unveils Wi-Fi U-verse Receiver - $50 (Plus Rental Fee), Available October 31  —  Earlier this year we noted how a new AT&T U-Verse set top with embedded Wi-Fi for video distribution was winding its way through the FCC approval process.  Today AT&T made the device official …
Discussion: AT&T, GigaOM, Engadget, Electronista and Gizmodo
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Steve Ballmer Staged An Emotional Event With Bill Gates To Keep Employees Happy, Says Book  —  Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee has a new tell-all autobiography out, and he has some juicy tales about his former employers.  —  According to CNET's Jay Greene, who pulled some of the best excerpts …
Discussion: Electronista and CNET News
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Sue Marek / FierceWireless:
Sprint will deploy LTE-Advanced in the first half of 2013  —  CHICAGO—Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) will deploy LTE-Advanced technology on its 800 MHz spectrum by the first half of 2013, a key executive said.  Speaking at a breakfast meeting at the 4G World conference here, Sprint's vice president …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Exhibit 4G II Is T-Mobile's First No-Contract 4G Android Phone, Launches Oct. 27th For $200  —  I'm no proponent of cheap phones (after a few years of monthly dues, that money you save up front is a drop in the bucket) — but if you insist, T-Mobile's got a new one for you.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News and Engadget
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
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Peter Thiel launches Breakout Labs to fund bold early-stage research  —  Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known for co-founding PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook, on Tuesday launched a new program called Breakout Labs aimed at funding cutting-edge, early-stage science and technology research ideas.
Discussion: ScienceInsider
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.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying
Discussion: VentureBeat and Tnooz
Todd Haselton / BGR:
T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on November 2nd, SpringBoard on November 9th
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New Law Would Require Warrants for GPS Surveillance
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon patents gift cards that can tattle on what you buy
Discussion: SlashGear
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ustream Forges Joint Venture With South Korea's KT Corp., Raises $10 Million
Discussion: Tech in Asia
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Reed Hastings Lays Out the Netflix Comeback Plan
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
HTC may announce HTC Rezound on November 3rd in NYC, aims to Beats the Galaxy Nexus
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gazelle: BlackBerry trade-ins at all time high
Discussion: Neowin.net and Electronista, Thanks:josh
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Taiwanese Animators Distill Steve Jobs' Bio Into 93 Seconds of Funny