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7:00 PM ET, November 11, 2011

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We Continue to Investigate iPhone Battery Issues  —  Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update evidently addressed some, but not all of the battery issues troubling iPhone users.  In a statement issued moments ago, the company acknowledged there may still be a few problems that need troubleshooting.
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Jared Newman / PC World:
Apple's iPhone 4S Battery Troubles Now Joined By New Problems  —  Apple says it's still investigating battery drain issues with the iPhone 4S after some users complained that the iOS 5.0.1 update didn't solve their problems.  But now Apple is facing new gripes that the iOS 5..1 update …
Discussion: AllThingsD, GigaOM, Washington Post and @ia
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Google Music ‘These Go to Eleven’ event announced for November 16th  —  We just got word from that Google is holding an event on November 16th, and our sources tell us it's going to be for Google Music.  The email came from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel, in case the event's ‘These Go to Eleven’ name wasn't obvious.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   Google Music's New Service Set to Launch, Without All the Music
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
RIAA: Google Refused to Remove MP3 Download App  —  Google has refused requests to remove MP3 Music Download Pro, an extremely popular Android app which allows users to download copyrighted music onto their phones, according to the RIAA.  —  The app, which PCMag.com highlighted Thursday …
Discussion: Business Insider and Electronista
Alex Pham / Company Town:
Universal, Sony win dual bids to buy EMI Group  —  Universal Music Group and Sony Corp. have reached agreements with Citigroup Inc. to buy EMI Group's music business for a combined $4.1 billion, an 8% premium over Citigroup's initial minimum asking price.  —  The dual transaction …
Discussion: Billboard.Biz and Business Wire
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iTunes Match libraries to be wiped tomorrow, November 12th as launch nears  —  Apple has informed beta users of the iTunes Match cloud library service that current libraries will be wiped once again ahead of the service's launch.  The wiping will occur tomorrow, November 12th at 10 AM Pacific time.
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Dissed by Logitech, Google TV Soldiers On  —  Logitech introduced its Revue Google TV box in 2010, which promptly flopped with consumers.  Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com  —  After serious launch missteps and all signs pointing to poor consumer adoption, Google TV has a tough road ahead …
Discussion: Computerworld and The Register
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Android 4.0 Face Unlock feature defeated using a photo [Video]  —  Face Unlock, a new security feature within Google's new Ice Cream Sandwich Android update that allows handset owners to unlock their device using Android's face recognition capabilities, appears to suffer from an issue …
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Motorola Droid RAZR Teardown  —  The Droid RAZR is here, calling upon state-of-the-art space-saving technology, as well as a bit of nostalgia.  Claiming once again to have made the thinnest phone in the universe, the Droid RAZR touts impressive features packed into one package.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The SIM cards they are a shrinkin'.  Introducing the nano-SIM  —  A micro-SIM.  The nano-SIM is 30 percent smaller.  —  SIM cards, those tiny slivers of silicon that carry your identity inside a cell phone or connected device, are once again poised to get smaller as Giesecke & Devrient introduces the nano-SIM.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S: $649 and up  —  You can't expect to see one for “one to two weeks,” but those hellbent on holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S here in the US of A can finally snag one without jetting off to Australia (among other places).
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Will Have Hulu Plus App, Too  —  When Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) announced the new Nook Tablet on Monday, it appeared to have an app-vantage over the Kindle Fire: Hulu Plus.  Now Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has announced that the Kindle Fire, too, will have Hulu Plus, and the ESPN (NYSE …
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Nest and the Apple-ification of everything  —  The Nest burst onto the tech scene in the last few weeks, making waves unheard of for a product you'd never guess anyone would care about: the home thermostat.  But there's a reason the device sold out in 72 hours: the creator, Tony Fadell …
Mike Chambers:
Clarifications on Flash Player for Mobile Browsers, the Flash Platform, and the Future of Flash  —  I have worked with Flash and been part of the Flash community for about 12 or 13 years (over 10 of those with Macromedia and Adobe).  Over that time there have been a lot of ups and down …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Sprint to Lock iPhone 4S SIMs Starting November 11th  —  Sprintfeed reports that Sprint will be SIM locking their iPhone 4S SIMs starting on November 11th. … The status of the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot has been the subject of some confusion.  One early report claimed that the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot would be ship unlocked.
 
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Sony opens registration for PlayStation Suite SDK beta, lets devs build apps for Android and Vita
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