"Now Amazon Can Easily Win The $100 Billion Local Commerce Market And The $150 Billion Smartphone Market"
"Gadget launches set up three-way Christmas clash: The scene is set for an almighty clash at the vanguard of the technology industry as its three main forces, Apple, Google and Microsoft, ready their smartphones and tablets for the Christmas shopping season."
"How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect The Internet? [Video]"
Mashable 5:03 PM
"A Ravenous Ability to Collect Personal Data"
New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:51 PM
"Facebook Gift Event Also Gets Blown Out of NYC by Hurricane Sandy - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD"
AllThingsD 1:04 PM
"MegaUpload Slated To Rise From the Ashes on the Anniversary of Its Death"
"Amazon Web Services Outage Caused By Memory Leak And Failure In Monitoring Alarm"
"The Underestimated Anti-Amazon: Once a books powerhouse, Barnes & Noble is now a hidden gem, with 64% of retail shelf space for books, growing same-store sales and a quarter of the e-book market. Why the shares could be worth twice their current quote."
"Report: Twitter hits half a billion tweets a day/In London, CEO Dick Costolo tells the audience at IAB Engage that the service now sees 500 million daily tweets, and confirms it's experimenting with a 'like' button, says V3."
CNET News 10/26
"Citi Web Analyst Fired After Lapse"
"Sheryl Sandberg And 5 Other Facebook Execs Convert RSUs To Real Stock, But Aren't Selling Any Yet"
"Casio shows new $2,500 Android scanner-tablet for businesses: The Japanese company's new device uses its front-mounted camera to read in documents, hand-written notes, and business cards"
IDG News Service 10/26
"HTC Struggles in Smartphone Market"
"LG Display posts first profit in two years on phone, tablet panels"
"LG Display posts first profit in more than 1 year thanks to demand for iPhone, tablet PC"
Associated Press 10/26
"LG Display Swings to Third-Quarter Profit"
"The Community College of Rhode Island and Gwinnett County Public Schools Help Improve Student Performance with IBM Smarter Education Solution"
"Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1: Delivers Oracle Database and Java Enhancements, Expanded Mission Critical Cloud Management Capabilities and Advanced Platform Features"
"Microsoft's picture-password ad: Intriguing or confusing?"
CNET News 9:34 PM
"Better on the inside: under the hood of Windows 8/Windows 8's UI is eye-catching, but there's improvement under the hood as well."
Ars Technica 8:26 PM
"Everything Apple and Microsoft Unveiled This Week"
"Welcome to a Windows 8 world: Windows 8 goes on sale, the first iPad Mini shipments are delayed, and it's time to prep your tech for Hurricane Sandy."
CNET News 10/26
"Wait a minute. Is this an Apple store? In Microsoft's pop-up store in Times Square store today, there was a little confusion, a little curiosity, and a lot of resemblance to another big tech company."
CNET News 10/26
"Microsoft Exec Says Rampant Cyber Crime Made His Company Fall Behind On Smartphones"
"Microsoft Internet Changes Examined by EU Regulators"
"Three days in the life of a once and former Microsoft Surface RT user"
"Windows 8 Flop Wouldn't Doom Server 2012: Even if Microsoft's new OS was a complete disaster, like Vista, enterprise IT can be assured that Windows Server 2012 will continue to thrive."
"Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior/Microsoft has long been king of the desktop, but Windows 8 has enterprise IT leaders experimenting with new, mobile business tools."
"Microsoft reverses adult game ban on Windows 8: Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Skyrim and other mature games will no longer be banned from the European Windows 8 Store."
"Microsoft reverses 'Mature' games ban in Euro Windows Store"
CNET News 10/26
"Microsoft Surface Now Available at Microsoft Retail Stores: With the global availability of Windows 8 and Windows RT, customers can buy Microsoft Surface at 27 retail and 34 holiday stores in the U.S. and Canada."
"Scenes From Microsoft's Packed Times Square Surface Launch"
Seeking Alpha 10/26
"Microsoft Corporation [MSFT] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell"
Globe Newswire 10/26
"Microsoft: 'Hardware' to Blame for Shaky Windows 8 Demo in Taiwan"
WSJ Blogs 10/26
"Windows 8 won't quickly revive PC market"
"Is Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer Crazy?"
"Amazon sues former Amazon Web Services sales chief over his new job at Google"
GeekWire 6:37 PM
"Taxpayer data exposed in cyber attack on South Carolina agency"
"Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges: The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook."
"Star Silicon Valley analyst felled by Facebook IPO fallout"
"Feds charge tech exec with insider trading"
CNET News 10/26
"Inventor sues Google Wallet over NFC loyalty patent"
The Register 10/26
"Give us €7 billion and we'll give you a digital Europe, says EU commissioner"
"Europe seeks funding for miniature robotic space plane: ESA wants civilian equivalent of the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle"
"How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation: NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets."
"Data-Gathering via Apps Presents a Gray Legal Area"
"Tracking Voters' Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them"
"A Deeper Look at the Elections, or Not"
"A Web of Answers and Questions"
"Innovation Also Means Finding Ways to Adapt"
"Summoning the Power of the Crowd"
"Tracking Online Clicks to Try to Sway Voters"
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"Analysis: E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf"
"SAP eyes 'long' period of high sales growth: report"
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