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12:50 AM ET, November 12, 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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Paul Hontz / The Startup Foundry:
Nasty Bug in iOS 5.0.1 OTA Update screws up Address Book on the iPhone 4S  —  I updated my iPhone 4S earlier today (using the OTA method), and I discovered a nasty bug.  My iPhone could no longer remember the names of any of my contacts!  I opened up the contacts app on my phone and discovered …
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 …
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  —  Google, which tried to launch a music service earlier this year but couldn't get all of the big music labels on board, is ready to try it again.  But it still doesn't have all of the big music labels on board.
Discussion: CNET News, Pocket-lint and Electronista
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 …
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
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Fatdoor Founder Sues Benchmark Capital, Saying It Stole His Idea for Nextdoor  —  Fatdoor founder Raj Abhyanker on Thursday filed a complaint with against Benchmark Capital for interference, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets after seeing the Benchmark-funded Nextdoor launch its local social network last month.
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: Mercury News, I4U News and Electronista
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung could win German injunction(s) against Apple's 3G-capable products in late January — enforceability would be clarified later  —  Today I attended a trial in the Mannheim Regional Court relating to two Samsung lawsuits over 3G-related patents.  Formally the court had scheduled a double header …
Discussion: Electronista
Tom Loftus / Digits:
Click an Ad Online, Get a Coupon on Your Credit Card  —  A firm that offers technology tying advertisements to shopping is creating a 21st century take on coupon-clipping, allowing Web users to get discounts online and in the real world by clicking on Web ads.
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 …
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 …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Joins Kleiner Perkins' sFund As A Strategic Partner
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ARM president and co-founder Tudor Brown to retire in May
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Will Have Hulu Plus App, Too
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S: $649 and up
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Gilt Gets A Makeover
Discussion: Social Commerce Today
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Buy it now, for real: eBay to refer sales to nearby stores
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Sprint to Lock iPhone 4S SIMs Starting November 11th
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
PARC scientist recalls Jobs' famous Xerox visits (video)
Business Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Amazingly, Ringtones Are Still A $2 Billion Business
Discussion: blog.chron.com