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1:55 AM ET, October 28, 2011

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HP:
HP to Keep PC Division  —  Continued combination of HP and its Personal Systems Group expected to deliver greater customer and shareholder value  —  HP today announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and has decided the unit will remain part of the company.
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Interview: HP CEO Meg Whitman on Keeping the PC Business
Nick Bilton / Bits:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:   A voice-controlled future is finally upon us
Ronald Ho / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google+ is now available with Google Apps  —  Google Apps fans, today we're ready to add you to our circles.  Google+ makes sharing on the web more like sharing in the real world, and now Google+ is available to people who use Google Apps at college, at work or at home.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Using Google+ for Google Apps? Your admin has access to all of your data
Discussion: The Next Web
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and...  We think Google+ should get better every time you use it.  It's not enough to obsess over community feedback (which we do); we also need to surprise and delight you with constant improvements (which we also try and do).
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Google+ Resurrects Playback Feature From Wave, Renames It “Ripples”
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Windows Phone Apollo coming ‘middle of next year,’ says Nokia VP  —  A top Nokia exec just confirmed the much-rumored schedule for the next Windows Phone update, codenamed Apollo.  Michael Halbherr, Executive VP for Location and Commerce, told us that it'll launch in mid-2012 and be a …
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Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Microsoft holding Windows Phone ‘backstage’ event Nov. 7
Discussion: WinRumors and Neowin.net
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone Mango now available to 100% of all eligible devices
Discussion: Gizmodo and Windows Phone Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo: Center of a Global Chess Game  —  Internet Company Explores a Tax-Free Way to Shed Foreign Investments  —  As Yahoo Inc. maps out its future, a new plan has emerged for the fate of its overseas investments, which are the critical part of any deal to sell the company.
Discussion: CNET News and Electronista
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Reuters:   Yahoo, bidders at impasse over nondisclosure
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Bill Gates On “The Miracle Of Availability” And Applying Computer Science To The World  —  Bill Gates just gave a talk at the University of Washington's School of Computer Science and Engineering.  As is typical of his talks, this one was broadly focused on new and helpful implementations of technology.
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Gates to students: Don't try to be a billionaire, it's overrated
Discussion: The Seattle Times and TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
“Batch” May Be The Perfect Mobile Photo Sharing App (No, Seriously)  —  A few months ago Daily Booth CEO Brian Pokorny told me that most of his team was working on a second product.  “What is it?”  I asked, “A mobile photo sharing app?”  —  I was joking, because everyone and their mother seemed …
Michael Degusta / the understatement:
Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support  —  The announcement that Nexus One users won't be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google's support of their devices.  I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Android fragmentation gets visualized [infographic]
Discussion: BetaNews and CNET News
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Yikes!  Motorola Shipped Just 100,000 Xoom Tablets Last Quarter  —  Motorola Mobility just announced its Q3 earnings, where it gave shipment numbers for its mobile devices.  —  Most notably, it only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets during the quarter.  (That's shipped not sold.)
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Logitech Revue on sale promising ‘new & improved’ Google TV with Android 3.1, Market (Update: Logitech responds)  —  Well, well, what do we have here?  These Logitech Revue boxes just hit the sales floor of a major electronics retailer, prominently sporting “New & Improved: Google TV with Android 3.1 and Android Market” stickers.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet  —  Many internet users in the United States have watched with horror as countries like France and Britain have proposed or instituted so-called “three strikes” laws, which cut off internet access to those accused of repeated acts of copyright infringement.
Discussion: Boing Boing, CNET News and WebProNews, Thanks:mathewi
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
What Netflix effect?  Redbox will raise rates instead  —  Redbox was expected to be one of the big beneficiaries of Netflix's most recent price change.  But the effect of that change wasn't entirely apparent in Redbox's numbers, as parent Coinstar reported revenues Thursday just slightly above Wall Street consensus.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Using Task Manager with 64+ logical processors … We talked about the new Task Manager in a previous post, and many of you have installed the Developer Preview and seen it for yourself.  There was some interest on this topic so we thought we would take a moment to quickly share with you a feature …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hell freezes over: Forrester urges IT to support the Mac  —  The voice of Windows in the enterprise discovers that Mac users are more productive  —  Click to enlarge.  —  That 41% of enterprises won't let Apple (AAPL) PCs anywhere near their computing services — not even e-mail or the Internet …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Codecademy Lands $2.5 Million From Investors  —  Codecademy, a Web site that teaches people how to program for free, just got a boost to its lesson plan: $2.5 million in venture financing.  —  On Thursday, the start-up announced that it raised a Series A round of cash from a bevy …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Betabeat and TechCrunch
Randall Smith / Wall Street Journal:
One Share, One Vote?  —  Groupon and Zynga Founders Get Extra Clout Before IPOs  —  Investors eyeing two hotly anticipated Internet listings will have to weigh an unusual quirk in the ownership structures: extra-supervoting shares, which could set a new standard for how company founders retain control over important corporate issues.
Paul Kunert / The Register:
Price-slashing fails to ignite PlayBook sales  —  Channel says fondleslab fever bypassing RIM  —  RIM's little-loved fondleslab is failing to get the tills ringing, even after significant price cuts, channel partners have claimed.  —  BlackBerry PlayBook prices were cut by $200 in the US …
Discussion: Electronista
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Apple's ALAC codec is now open source  —  The big news today is that ALAC is now open source.  “Apple Lossless Audio Codec sources are available under the Apache license,” according to Mac OS Forge, and the project “contains the sources for the ALAC encoder and decoder.”
Discussion: MacRumors, MacNN and Gizmodo Australia
 
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Chinese Search Engine Baidu's Q3 Revenue Up 85 Percent To $655M; Profit Up 80 Percent To $295M
Discussion: Business Insider
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
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Discussion: CNN Money, Softpedia News and ZDNet
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Launches New High-End Product: Groupon Reserve
Discussion: PC Magazine and SiliconFilter, Thanks:vacanti
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 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Gnip Adds Google+ To Social Media Monitoring Data Stream
Discussion: VatorNews
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Presents a New iPad Gesturing-Based Video Editing Toolbar
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MacDailyNews
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
I Wouldn't Touch Groupon's Stock At The IPO Price With A 50-Foot Pole
Discussion: Felix Salmon and ITworld.com
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it