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October 29, 2012, 7:00 PM

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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes  —  People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day.  Nexus—Google's hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle.  Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!  —  Google undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $399 starting price just tilted price-performance balance in a different direction than we'd seen even a week ago.
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Apple:
Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services  —  Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles  —  Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles  —  Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett will leave the company and the rest of the executive team will take over additional responsibilities, the company has announced.  —  Here is the announcement:
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook emails employees; thanks Scott Forstall, says Bob Mansfield to stay on for two years  —  Following Apple's major executive-related news this afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook has emailed employees with information on the announced changes.  Additionally, Cook has shed light on some new details …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8  —  Latest smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC go on sale in November.  —  Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company's smartphone operating system.  Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience …
The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 review  —  Microsoft's mobile platform gets hardware muscle and another lease on life  —  “This is Windows Phone.  No, for real this time.”  That's what I thought when I started hearing about Windows Phone 8 a few months ago.  Just like Windows Phone 7 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Now: behind the predictive future of search  —  How Google learned to un-fragment itself and create the next big thing  —  For decades, visions of the future have played with the magical possibilities of computers: they'll know where you are, what you want, and can access all the world's information with a simple voice prompt.
iFixit:
Microsoft Surface Teardown  —  We got our hands on Microsoft's new Surface, and to its credit, it lasted a good twenty minutes before we decided to tear it open.  EditStep 1 — Microsoft Surface Teardown Is that the display assembly from a PC laptop?  Nope, it's the new Microsoft Surface …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pandora's New iOS And Android Apps Get The Facebook Treatment: Listening Timelines, Activity Feeds And Social Sharing Features To Do Battle With Spotify (And Perhaps Apple)  —  Pandora is one of the older and more established internet radio services out there, with 150 million registered users …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google Play, Android becoming entertainment powerhouses  —  Search giant is shedding image as an enemy of the entertainment industry.  The company now has licensing deals with all top Hollywood film studios, music labels and magazine publishers.  —  Zahava Levine, director of content partnerships …
Nick Taborek / Washington Post:
Pentagon plans to buy iPhones, Androids in threat to BlackBerry's market share  —  The Pentagon is planning to open its network for the first time to Apple iPhones and devices running Google's Android operating system, a threat to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.

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