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2:45 PM 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.
Jack Dorsey / @jack:
Nokia: you make too many products. Focus on 3.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why Amazon Is Happy to Burn Money on the Kindle Fire  —  Yet another big name Internet stock got punished for missing Wall Street's expectations yesterday.  This time it was Amazon, which reported lower operating margins for Q3, and presumably more worrisome, the possibility of an operating loss in Q4.
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Dianne Straley / The Charlotte Observer:
Apple plans solar farm at data center site  —  MAIDEN 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 …
Electronista:
Google says Nexus One too old for Android 4.0  —  Once touted “Superphone” lacks horsepower  —  Google has revealed that while it will be giving a free upgrade for its Nexus S smartphones to Android 4.0, owners of its predecessor, the Nexus One, will go without.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on November 2nd, SpringBoard on November 9th
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Sprint cuts third quarter losses; iPhone 4s launch best in its history  —  Summary: On the iPhone, Sprint said the device “resulted in Sprint's best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales” in its history.  —  Sprint reported a solid third quarter as the company added 1.3 million net subscribers including 304,000 postpaid.
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Twitter Blog:
Twitter, TV and You  —  Twitter is transforming the way we watch TV.  Reading and writing Tweets has become the new water cooler, helping us connect in real-time around our favorite shows, competitions, and events.  On Twitter, you get closer to the characters and shows you love, as stars …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Twitter and TV Get Close to Help Each Other Grow
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Ship to Store goes live in San Francisco  —  .  —  Yesterday it was revealed that Apple would begin to offer a ship to store option on its online store and it appears that it has just gone online.  We heard it would be hitting San Francisco first: … As you can see from the screenshot above, it is now live.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft + Mozilla = New Firefox, With Bing  —  Microsoft's search engine Bing today announced something it probably should have made available a long time ago: a new version of Firefox with Bing as the default search option in the search box and the Awesome Bar.
Don Clark / Digits:
Steve Jobs Wanted Intel Chips for the iPad  —  Intel's stock price, and image, have suffered from the fact that its chips are not widely used in smartphones and tablet PCs.  But it turns out that the Silicon Valley giant had an inside track when it came to Apple's iconic iPad …
Discussion: Techland
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Brent Schlender / Fortune:
Steve Jobs and Me: A journalist reminisces
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Nextdoor launches to bring your real neighborhood online  —  How well do you know your neighbors?  If you're like most people these days, probably not very well.  A recent study from Pew Research indicates that more than half of all Americans today know only some of their neighbors by name …
Josh Sanburn / Moneyland:
Why Barnes & Noble is Selling Rugs  —  One of the many rugs now for sale on bookseller Barnes & Noble's website.  —  Last week, Barnes & Noble started selling items like rugs and cooking utensils on its website.  “If shoppers are buying cookbooks from bn.com, it's natural to offer …
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Said to Plan ARM-Based Servers in Challenge to Intel: Tech  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), the largest computer maker, is planning to sell servers based on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) technology, two people familiar with the matter said, posing a challenge to Intel Corp. (INTC)'s dominance.
Discussion: Electronista, Inquirer, TechEye and TG Daily
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Citrix claims it will make virtual desktops cheaper than real ones  —  Citrix is touting new technology to make the up-front cost of virtual desktops cheaper for businesses than physical desktops within six months, while ensuring that virtual desktop performance doesn't lag too far behind traditional PCs.
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
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 …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype Brings Video APIs To SkypeKit For Desktop; Officially Launches App Directory
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Developer
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Mahalo Lays Off 25 Percent for Shift to Apps From Video
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mint Finally Brings Personal Finance Platform To The iPad
Reuters:
Exclusive: National Security Agency helps banks battle hackers
John Cook / GeekWire:
Have it your way on Cheezburger with new personalized Web pages
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Rick Falkvinge / Falkvinge on Infopolicy:
OMGWTF: Passwords of 93,000 Politicians, Reporters, Bloggers Leaked
Discussion: Naked Security
Kristina Dell / Time:
Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice
Fruzsina Eordogh / Daily Dot:
Anonymous plans three-pronged attack on November 5
Discussion: CNET News and The Raw Story