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3:20 PM ET, November 2, 2011

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Matthew Izatt / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch  —  Waiting.  Walking.  Watching TV.  Working out.  Winding down.  Waking up.  We check email pretty much everywhere these days.  And when we do, we want easy access to our important messages so we can respond quickly and get back to life …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
New Gmail App For iPhone Is Unusable, Shows Errors Upon Launch  —  Well, that was a big disappointment.  Google just unveiled its first native application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch this morning, and the app is a mess.  It's unusable.  It doesn't even launch properly, displaying an error message upon startup.
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Josh Rosenthall / Edible Apple:
Samsung to depose Jony Ive and other Apple designers by December 1, 2011  —  By Josh Rosenthall:  —  Apple and Samsung's US-based litigation on track for trial in July 2012.  That being the case, depositions of some of Apple's key iPhone inventors will be taking place relatively soon.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Liveblogging Yahoo's Product Runway: Are You In or Out?  —  I am here at Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, Ca. to check out “Product Runway,” which is the Silicon Valley Internet giant's attempt to show that it can still innovate.  —  First and foremost is the launch of Livestand …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Groupon Set to Price Its IPO Tomorrow, Go Public Friday  —  According to sources close to the situation, daily deals site Groupon is planning on pricing its IPO tomorrow and officially becoming a public company Friday, listing on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GRPN.
Discussion: Business Insider
Philip Stone / Bookseller news:
Jobs biog sells 379,000 copies Stateside  —  Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed.  —  The $35 publication, published by Simon & Schuster in the US …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Beats Estimates, Posts Another Sales Ad Increase  —  Here's a first look at AOL Q3 earnings: Revenue of $532 million an earnings loss of $0.02 per share; Wall Street estimates for the company tend to be all over the map but Yahoo Finance thinks the consensus was $524 million and a loss of $0.06 per share.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: AOL's Tim Armstrong Says He Doesn't Want a Yahoo Deal (Video)
Discussion: Business Insider and Mixed Media
CIO.com:
Video: The Steve Jobs '95 Interview, Unabridged  —  Computerworld — In 1995, Steve Jobs was on the cusp of middle age — 40 years old — when he sat down for an extensive and revealing one-on-one interview by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation as part of an oral history project.
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
With Card Case, Square launches hands free payments on iPhone  —  Square is making its Card Case digital wallet app hands-free, enabling users to walk into a store and pay without ever pulling out their smartphone.  They just say their name and order.  —  With Card Case version 1.1 for iPhone …
Maria Pila / SiliconANGLE:
Angry Birds Flies Past 500M Downloads, Drives Gaming Innovation  —  Mobile gaming firm Rovio said on Wednesday that its hit game Angry Birds had reached a record 500 million downloads in less than two years since its launch.  —  Unlike most mobile-game crazes, Angry Birds …
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Zachary Knight / Techdirt:   Angry Birds CEO At Peace With Chinese Counterfeit Merchandise
Carolyn H. / Inside BlackBerry:
BBM Music is here for BlackBerry smartphones!  —  Inside BlackBerry® Blog readers!  We've got a new post for you from Sonia, announcing yet another great app for #TeamBlackBerry...read on for more!  - Ed.  —  The BBM™ Music app is finally here, and will be available …
Jay Greene / CNET News:
How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet  —  Microsoft's Michael Angiulo (left) and Steven Sinofsky show off Windows 8 at the company's Build conference in September.  —  Pitting product groups against one another is almost as much a part of Microsoft's culture as complaining …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Could Google TV get its Kindle Fire moment?  —  Google started to distribute version 2.0 of its Google TV software this past weekend.  One feature of the new version hasn't gotten much press yet, even though it could be key for the future of both Google TV and the connected TV space in general …
Discussion: 9to5Google
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Julian Assange loses extradition appeal  —  High court judges rule the WikiLeaks founder should face accusations of rape in Sweden  —  The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has lost his high court appeal against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon Roadmap: Galaxy Nexus Appears Headed for Release Just After Black Friday (Updated)  —  We just received word from multiple sources that Verizon is targeting the week of or just after Black Friday for the launch of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Bloomberg:
RIM's Stock Falls Below Book Value  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM)'s stock fell below its book value for the first time in nine years, a signal investors consider the BlackBerry maker to be worth less than the net value of its property, patents and other assets.
Discussion: AllThingsD and The Tech Trade
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Comcast slows bleeding on video customer losses, misses Q3 targets  —  Summary: Comcast continues to lose video subscribers, but lost 165,000 net customers.  That tally was better than Wall Street expected.  —  Comcast lost fewer video customers than Wall Street expected, but fell short of earnings targets for the third quarter.
Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
Facebook Claimant Says Zuckerberg Deleted E-Mails After Suit  —  Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — Paul Ceglia, the New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg's holdings, asked a judge to sanction Zuckerberg for allegedly destroying e-mail messages related to their dispute.
Discussion: Pulse2
Business Week:
Asana: Dustin and Justin's Quest for Flow  —  Two ex-Facebookers say their new software can make getting things done as addictive as wasting time on a certain social network  —  Left to right: Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein  —  Robyn Twomey for Bloomberg Businessweek
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Microsoft goes HTML5 with new Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps  —  Microsoft is pushing out new Bing for Mobile apps this week that are built on HTML5 and blend the best of native apps with a robust mobile web experience.  Bing for Mobile Hybrid Apps will allow user to get a consistent experience across …
Discussion: Bing, dailywireless.org and WebProNews
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones  —  The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app to their phone nearly doubled in the past two years - rising from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011 - according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Discussion: paidContent, ReadWriteWeb and msnbc.com
Wall Street Journal:
Big Brands Like Facebook, But They Don't Like to Pay  —  Everybody wants to be liked.  The question for Facebook Inc. is how much advertisers are willing to pay for the opportunity.  —  The centerpiece of Ford Motor Co.'s online campaign for the 2012 Focus was a free Facebook page hosted …
 
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Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Leading PC makers confirm: no Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Ouriel / Appsfire Blog:
Dear Apple, it's about time for a Game Store
Discussion: GigaOM
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Adobe Moves Deeper Into the Ad Business
Tom Loftus / Digits:
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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
GameStop's Android gaming tablets get official at 200 stores in soft launch
Discussion: Technologizer and GottaBeMobile
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
PayPal softens its stance on NFC as it pitches retailers
Discussion: mocoNews and Gizmodo
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Type of Companies That Publish Future Concept Videos
Bloomberg:
Sony Forecasts $1.2B Full-Year Loss
Steve Blank:
Steel In Their Eyes - Why VC's Should Be Startup CEO's
Discussion: A VC
Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
Anonymous Cancels Operation Cartel as Los Zetas Track Hacktivists
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
New Apple Store app launches Thursday; here's how it will change Apple's retail operations