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12:05 PM ET, November 12, 2011

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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 …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We Continue to Investigate iPhone Battery Issues
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple says stop using first-generation iPod nano due to battery overheating, opens worldwide replacement program  —  Apple has opened up a replacement program for the first-generation iPod nano due to overheating issues.  These affected units were sold between September 2005 and December 2006 …
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 …
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Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Lessons From the Failure of Flash: Greed Kills  —  Adobe's decision to stop development of mobile Flash has deservedly gotten a lot of attention online.  It's a sad story for Adobe and Flash developers: a dominating standard on the PC web failed to get traction in mobile, and will now be abandoned gradually in favor of HTML 5.
Discussion: FT Tech Hub and Adobe Blogs
Bloomberg:
LG Is Said to Plan to Debut Google TV at Trade Show in January  —  Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. may unveil a television using the search giant's software at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to two people with knowledge of the project.
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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.
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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.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
The iPhone 5 Was Real, Says A Source Who Played With A Prototype  —  Remember how disappointed everyone was back in October when Apple announced an iPhone 4S and not an iPhone 5?  —  Everyone had been led to believe by scores of reports that there would be a revolutionary new iPhone with a bigger screen and a new slimmer look.
Reuters:
Private equity takes two approaches to Yahoo: sources  —  (Reuters) - Private equity firms including KKR and TPG Capital are looking to potentially buy minority stakes of up to 20 percent in Yahoo Inc with an eye to eventually taking over the whole company, people with knowledge of the situation said.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Kindle Fire Newsstand to feature GQ, Wired and dozens of other magazine titles  —  Amazon.com continues to build buzz for next Monday's launch of the Kindle Fire, its first touchscreen tablet computer.  And today the company announced a new offering for the $199 device which is likely to please readers.
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 doubleheader …
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.
 
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
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RIAA: Google Refused to Remove MP3 Download App
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