Friday, November 2, 2012

Top Stories of the Day // November 2, 2012

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Today's Top Stories // Nov 2, 2012

Fancy Car For Sale Outside Zynga Taken Way Too Symbolically

The signal du jour? This $195k Lamborghini for sale parked outside the Zynga offices (the Zynga dog eerily reflected in its window), uploaded to Instagram by... read more

Apple's iPad Mini Launch Draws Smaller Crowds Than Previous Product Debuts

The iPad mini officially went on sale today, and the response at physical retail stores has been mixed. Some areas are seeing decent-sized lines, according to... read more

Nexus 4 Review: Not Exactly Perfect, But Close Enough For Me

It seems like ages since Google and HTC first kicked off the Nexus experiment (it was 2010, but who's counting?). Now here we are, over two years later, and... read more

Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet Sells Three Million+ In One Month+ Of Sales, ~3X Faster Sales Rate That Original Galaxy Note

Turns out there are an awful lot of phablet fans out there. More than three million, in fact, have lined up to cram Samsung's latest smartphone-cum-tablet, the... read more

Watch The iPad Mini And Nexus 7 Face Off In A Drop Test

The folks over at Android Authority have put together a cute little drop test for the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7, and you may be surprised at which tablet walks... read more

Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs. Galaxy Tab Case

Apple has pulled down a legal statement posted on its website after it lost an appeal in a U.K. court against a ruling that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets do... read more

Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Smartphone

First it built the Surface, and now Microsoft is said to be working on another new hardware product, this time a smartphone. That's according to a new report... read more

Squarespace, Fog Creek, Peer1 Kept NY Data Center Alive By Carrying Fuel Buckets To The 17th Floor In The Dark

Small businesses may have been even more affected than big companies by Hurricane Sandy, as they don't have the same resources. When Squarespace sent an email... read more

Google France Faces Fine Of $1.3 Billion For Tax Noncompliance. Google Denies The Accusation.

Google France could be ordered to pay $1.3 billion to France's equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des finances) due to tax noncompliance in 2011. The... read more

Review: Google's Android OS Might Be Better Suited For Tablets, And The Nexus 10 Is A Shining Example

This week, Google announced a new lineup of devices that would be running its Android OS, Jelly Bean version 4.2. Those new devices are a phone and a new... read more

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